ESP IA/SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT


Nathaniel H. Wixon School
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District
South Dennis, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3122645 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 17, 2019 Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description
LOCATION: Nathaniel H. Wixon School

EFFECTIVE: August 27, 2019
2019-2020 school year
Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day, 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM with 1/2 hour unpaid meal break

Summary: Supports students, which may include, but not limited to, students with: low-incidence disabilities, autism, social-emotional needs, and behavioral concerns. Support may occur in an early education setting, inclusion setting, substantially separate classroom or home. This may be 1:1 or in a small group. Work schedule as assigned by building principal. Assignments are not binding and may be adjusted by administration at any time based on district needs. You are an employee of the District not necessarily one specific school or program.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by administration.
- Provides direct instructional support to students with disabilities in the classroom or in a separate setting.
- Implements and/or adapts modifications and accommodations to the environment or curricular materials as directed by the special education teacher/liaison, classroom teacher or related services provider.
- Collects data regarding students’ goals and/or objectives as directed by licensed staff.
- Supports the behavioral/social-emotional needs of children by utilizing pro-active, pro-social problem solving skills.
- Support special education students by providing assistance with equipment (i.e. assistive technology).
- Assist with the supervision of students during play and lunch periods.
- Foster student independence while supporting individual needs.
- Responsible for carrying out tasks that allow students to meet their IEP goals and appropriately function in the educational setting. Tasks may include assisting with behavior, medical, social, academic or self-help interventions.
- Work may include, but is not limited to assisting with personal hygiene, direct behavior services (such as ABA) and data collection.
- Assist in the lifting and/or toileting of student into medical equipment, such as standers or other adaptive equipment as needed or as required in IEP.
- Maintain proper confidentiality of student records.
- Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
- Supporting the toileting and daily living skills of students can be an essential function of the job.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Individuals must be able to adapt to changing situations. Individuals must be able to work cooperatively with students, colleagues, and administrators/supervisors. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Qualified candidates need to have up to date CORI and fingerprints on file.

Certificates/license/registration: CPR, First Aid Certification desirable. Participate in annual trainings, for blood borne pathogens, universal precautions, 51A, bullying, epi-pen, etc.

Education and/or experience: Must be highly qualified. Associate’s degree, 2 years of college or passing score on the ParaPro test. Knowledge of child development (intellectual, social/emotional, and physical) and 12 months experience working with students with special needs is desirable.

Language skills:
- Ability to read and interpret school records and documents, such as rules, policies, instructions, correspondence and procedures.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively to groups of students, staff and parents/guardians as appropriate.

Mathematical skills:
- General knowledge of basic math skills to be able to support students in math classes at their grade level.

Reasoning ability:
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral, written or diagram form.
- Ability to flexibly problem-solve a wide range of situations.

Technology skills:
- Ability to navigate current technology. Some examples may include email, tablets, assistive technology, data collection. This may change as technology evolves.

Physical demands:
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- The employee is regularly required to communicate and express him or herself.
- The employee is frequently required to move about, including: standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, climbing, balancing and the ability to get on/off the floor.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
- The employee is frequently required use hands to hold and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Be able to push a student in a wheelchair, and perform lifts with assistance, as trained.
- Assists with the physical demands of the students by lifting, positioning, putting students in supportive devices and transferring students from wheelchairs for toileting and position change.
- May be required to move objects from one place to another.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's’ rights to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job, at any time.

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    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 4
    Salary: $15.91 Per Hour


  • Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Dennis-Yarmouth Human Resources
    296 Station Ave.
    South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 026641862
    Phone: (508) 398-7611
    Email: cordeirl@dy-regional.k12.ma.us