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SPECIAL EDUCATION JOB TUTOR (2)

at Danbury Public Schools

Posted: 3/27/2019
Job Reference #: 3805

Job Description

Openings as of 4/21/2019
Student Support Services (Non-certified)

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION JOB TUTOR (2) JobID: 3805
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services (Non-certified)/Tutor

  • Date Posted:
    2/6/2019

  • Location:
    Danbury High School

  •   Purpose Statement
    The job of Special Education Tutor was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned school with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision and instruction of special needs students, severely special needs students; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and assisting students by providing for special health care needs.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Work with individual students or small groups of students under the supervision of a certified teacher to reinforce learning of job skills in a community setting.
    • Collect data on student progress.
    • Evidence of the ability to work cooperatively with staff.
    • Assist the teacher in the handling, operation and care of equipment, used in the classroom, including media, and instructional materials.
    • Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, field trips and in other non-classroom activities.
    • Check notebooks, correct papers and supervise testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
    • Assist the teacher with non-instructional duties, such as snack, toilet and clothing routines.
    • Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
    • Assist the teacher in drill work, large group reading or storytelling.
    • Alert the regular teacher regarding any problem or special information related to an individual student.
    • Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.
    • Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set and assigned by the teacher.
    • Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.
    • Assist in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning school environment.
    • Help students complete research and learning projects.
    • Talks to and attempts to calm student(s) who are distressed.
    • Attend inclusion classes with special education students and assist in implementing alternative instructional strategies.
    • Assist with implementation of inclusion plans for students.
    • Assist in maintaining an environment conducive to learning as requested by the teacher.
    • Assist with discipline and other classroom duties as requested by the teacher.
    • Assist the teacher in supervising students on arrival to or departure from school and all transitional times.
    • Assist in monitoring students during eating periods.
    • Assist with playground supervision, as needed.
    • Assist in hall and stairway supervision.
    • Escort students to other rooms/locations as required.
    • Willingness to serve as a bus monitor.
    • Maintain the same high level of ethnical behavior and sensitivity of information about students as is expected of a certified teacher or assistant teacher.
    • Attend staff development workshops to enhance instructional delivery to children.
    • Participate in in-service training programs, as assigned.
    • May work with special needs student(s) to assist with daily living needs, such as feeding and bathroom accommodations.
    • Assist in other related duties that may be assigned by the teacher.
    • Assist in one or more of the following services required for assigned students as directed:
      • Therapeutic feeding
      • Diaper changing
      • Toileting
      • Self-help skills
      • Muscle tone exercises
      • Positioning
      • Colostomy care
      • Embarkation/debarkation of buses including lifting of students when necessary.
    • Perform related duties as appropriate for the position as assigned by the appropriate administrator/supervisor.
    SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • High School Diploma is required
    • Must meet NCLB Para compliance requirements, as applicable.
    • Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to support needs associated with autism, ABA, behavioral needs, as well as activities of daily living such as feeding.
    • Experience/training in working with children.
    • Such additions and alternatives to the above qualifications as may be appropriate and acceptable.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.
    • Exhibits good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.
    • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of, at a minimum, the essential function of the position.
    SALARY
    Hourly Rate: $13.13 as per union contract

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    Apply On-line
    Please go on-line at www.danbury.k12.ct.us job listings