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Job Opening Information TEACHING ASSISTANT - SPECIAL EDUCATION, 15:1 High School Classroom

Job Number
79 SPE 20

Position Title
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Job Description

Full-time position (1.0 FTE), 7.0 hours per day, 10 months per year, school calendar position

Students have behavioral management needs and/or physical disabilities.  The teaching assistant must be physically able and willing to meet the academic, emotional and physical needs of all students within the classroom which may consist of the following: 

  • Heavy lifting (50 pounds or more), physical interventions, escorting, behavior management plans, getting up and down from the floor
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) is required for all Special Education teaching assistant positions.
  • Exemplifies the GST BOCES’ values of service; leadership; collaboration; and integrity
  • Assists with the instruction of students
  • Possesses the stills and demonstrate the ability to instruct the unit plans/lesson plans provided by the teacher in the classroom
  • Demonstrates the knowledge of Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans (writing and implementing)
  • Possesses the overall ability to make good decisions
  • Has the ability to take the role of the teacher in his/her absence
  • Demonstrates the ability to be a team player and promote positive and cooperative working relationships
  • Possesses knowledge of State and Federal Special Education regulations 
  • Possesses good problem-solving and communication skills
  • Has the ability to provide instruction following the New York State Common Core Learning Standards
  • Keeps and records anecdotal records and data on student behavior and academics
  • Collaborates with all staff involved in the education of the students.
  • Possesses the ability to provide a safe, positive and caring learning environment for all students
  • Demonstrates knowledge of NYS graduation and CDOS requirements.
  • Carries out all other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications
  • VALID NYS TEACHING ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION;   Must possess at least a Level 1 Teaching Assistant Certificate
  • Experience with students with special needs is preferred

SALARY:  Per Educational Association Contract.  Plus comprehensive benefit package

Application Procedure

Please complete your file by submitting the following information:

*  Employment application

*  Letter of interest

*  Detailed résumé

*  Evidence of NYS certification, license or Registration Certificate (if applicable)

*  College undergraduate and graduate transcripts conferring degree

*  If no college education, furnish a copy of high school diploma or GED

*  One to three current, dated and signed letters of professional reference (must be less than 1 yr. old)

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