Salary: $13.58/hr. per Union Contract
Reports To: Classroom Teacher, Building Administrator, and Director of Special
General Duties: To assist the student(s) in all aspects of learning opportunities and activities of daily living as well as assist the teacher as needed.
- Assist student academically in all settings throughout the school day.
- Assist with mobility and orientation.
- All aspects of ADL’s when necessary.
- Maybe required to lift during a student transition and reposition (primarily for students that are non-ambulatory).
- Assist with toileting and hygiene/self-care skills.
- Assist with feeding.
- Help student(s) with organizational skills.
- Guide students in developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
- Assist with the supervision of students during student free time.
- Escort and provide assistance to student(s) when necessary.
- Assist teacher in maintaining work and study areas.
- Collect and display suitable material for educational displays.
- With teacher supervision, correct student work and give additional work to help remediate student’s weaknesses.
- Attend meetings to help organize weekly programs of instruction and discuss problematic students and situations if required.
- With teacher supervision, participate in discipline procedures and prescribe consequences for student behavior.
- Collect data as needed when asked.
- Attend upcoming CPI training for de-escalation techniques and strategies.
- Required to attend and participate in aquatics program (must be in the water with the student(s)).
- Able to assist the student(s) when met with a challenge by physical needs when necessary, such as outburst, eloping, etc.
- Maintain a cooperative staff relationship with all personnel functioning within the educational setting.
- Work in the community to assist with Transitional goals.
- Assist teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing behavior or academic skills based on an understanding of individual student needs, interests, and abilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher/or the Director of Special Education or his/her designee.
- Be of good character
- Hold a High school Diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
- Meet Connecticut instructional assistant requirements:
- Complete at least two years of post-secondary education.
1. Earn an Associate degree.
2. Pass a related assessment (Praxis Para Pro Assessment).
3. Completion of a successful interview.
4. Demonstrated aptitude
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $13.58 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Paraprofessional Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: One location