Educational Assistant - Special Ed
Albuquerque Public Schools
 Albuquerque, NM

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - SPECIAL ED

JOB STATUS: OPEN

POSTING DATE: 11/08/2019

POSTING NUMBER: 00040581

LOCATION: 590:ALBUQUERQUE HS

POSITION TITLE: EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - SPECIAL ED

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assists certified staff in providing delivery of the instructional program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Works with individuals and small groups in the classroom to reinforce material introduced by the teacher.
  • Serves as a model in developing students' language and behavior.
  • Collects, prepares and arranges resource material for use by certified personnel.
  • Operates support equipment and monitors testing or make-up work by students.
  • Maintains classroom records, prepares reports as requested by the classroom teacher or principal, scores tests, processes books, manages supplies and classroom equipment as needed.
  • Monitors student activities in classrooms, school grounds, hallways, lunchrooms, field trips, bus loading areas, etc.
  • Provides support for non-instructional classroom duties such as monitoring snacks, restrooms, clothing areas, etc.
  • Participates in teacher-parent conferences and meetings as requested by classroom teacher.
  • Reinforces the implementation of IEP goals using similar emphasis and techniques as classroom teacher.
  • Trains students in self-help skills including eating, toileting, hygiene, behavior management and academic skills.
  • Assists with custodial skills of students including lifting, positioning and adaptive equipment maintenance using established procedures.
  • Escorts students to other locations on campus and off campus with the approval of classroom teacher.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

The minimum expectations for this job are as follows:

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.
  • Knowledge of APS community, computer system, financial and legal requirements.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Experience with educational equipment preferred.

REQUIREMENTS:

All candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, must be at least 18 years of age, and must meet the NCLB highly qualified requirements.

NCLB requirements are:

  • 48 college credit hours OR Pass the Paraprofessional Test

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please contact

Contact: Ryan Homistek at 505-238-8428 / Ryan.Homistek@aps.edu

APPLY TO:

APPLY ONLINE: WWW.APS.EDU, APS Jobs, Classified Application.

In addition to providing supporting documents to meet the position requirements, you must also submit an updated cover letter & resume.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

SALARY: G1 SALARY SCHEDULE

DAYS: 183

HOURS: 6.5

START DATE: ASAP