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Special Education Assistant - Teach Indy

Special Education Assistant

Sankofa School of Success

Job Description


Performs any combinaton of instructional tasks to assist teaching staff. Assists the classroom teacher by working one-on-one or with small groups of students to reinforce skills taught in the class and performs miscellaneous routine duties under the direction of the teacher to enable the teacher to spend more time on instruction.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The position requires a minimum of 60 semester hours from an accredited university or a passing score on the Para Pro Praxis Test. Prior experience in working with computers and various software programs is required.


• Collaborates with classroom teacher to coordinate instructional support responsibilities.

• Under a teacher’s supervison, plans, prepares and develops various teaching aids, such as study guides, charts and visual/auditory supports.

• Under a teacher’s supervision, presents subject matter information to students, utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques.

• Assists students individually or in groups with academic assignments and social skills to reinforce learning.

• May support activities of daily living including, toileting, feeding and diapering.

• Physically restrains students in therapeutic holds only after participating in non-violent crisis intervention training.

• Utilize de-escalation verbal intervention techniques with students.

• Monitors students in the classroom, cafeteria, on the playground and in the community. (May need to guide play and intervene with behavior.)

• Provides support for students as planned by professional staff (teachers, therapists, social workers, etc.).

• Follows team prescribed procedures for academic, social, communication and behavioral intervention plans.

• Performs related duties as required.


Additional Questions

The following questions will be part of this job application. Those marked with an asterisk will be required to submit your application.
Are you currently under contract with another employer?
If yes, enter the name of the employer
If offered employment, can you provide proof that you are at least 18 years old?
Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States and can you provide documentation to verify your employment eligibility?
Have you ever, under your name or another name, been convicted (or pleaded guilty or no contest to) a felony or misdemeanor other than a minor traffic offense? (Do not disclose a criminal record that has been sealed or expunged by the court)
Have you ever, under your name or another name, been convicted of a crime which resulted in you being in prison and/or jail and released from prison and/or jail or paroled?
Are you currently under arrest, or released on bond on your own recognizance, pending trial for a criminal offense?
Have you ever been disciplined, discharged, or asked to resign by a former employer?
Have you ever resigned to avoid termination or failed to be rehired?
Have you ever had a teaching certificate or teaching license revoked or suspended?
Are you a relative of any board member, administrator, supervisor or any other employee who is currently serving IPS?
If yes, please provide the employee’s name, position, and relationship to you.
Does your name appear on any Sex or Violent Offender Registry or Database in any state or country?
Have you ever had a substantiated determination of child abuse or neglect?
Have you used illegal drugs in the last six months?
Do you take any illegal drugs or medications which have not been prescribed for you?
Have you ever been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)?
Do you use alcohol to the extent that it would impair your job performance?
Have you ever been placed on an improvement or action plan?
Have you ever worked at IPS.
Are currently working for IPS through a 3rd party agency?
Do you have a high school diploma or GED equivalency?
I certify that this application was completed by me and that all entries and information in it are TRUE and COMPLETE to the best of my knowledge. In the event of employment, I understand that false, misleading, or omitted information in my application may result in discharge.
I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. I understand that an investigation may be made and information may be obtained through interviews with the personal references and past employers, a credit check, a criminal history check and/or a drivers record check. This inquiry may include information as to, among other things, my character, general reputation, and person characteristics, as well as information about my work performance and workplace conduct. I consent to this investigation and to the consideration of any statements of references, former employers or others that are given in response to the inquiry. If IPS to obtain a consumer credit report, I understand that IPS will provide, at my request, the name and address of the reporting agency so I may obtain from such reporting agency the nature and substance of information contained in such report.
I hereby release all parties, including but not limited to IPS, personal references and previous employers, from liability for any injury or damage that may result from their furnishing information concerning me or any action IPS takes on the basis of such information.
I understand that, if I am offered a job, as a condition of beginning my employment, I may, based upon position, be required to undergo a physical examination and drug screen, and I hereby authorize any doctor, hospital, clinic, laboratory or other medical facility to furnish any medical information with reference to me as may be necessary in conjunction with that examination and related considerations.
I understand that, according to federal law, all individuals who are hired must, as a condition of employment, produce certain documentation to verify their identity and United States citizens status or, if aliens, their legal authorization to work in the United States. As a consequence, I understand that any offer to employment to me is contingent upon my ability to produce the required documentation within the time period required by law.
I understand that this application is not, and is not intended to be, a contract of employment that any resulting employment is for no fixed period of time and is terminable at any time and for any reason by me or by IPS. I further understand that statements which may be contained in policies, practices, handbooks or other material do not create any guarantee of employment and that IPS has the right to modify, amend, or terminate policies, practices, benefit plans, or other programs within the limits and requirements imposed by law. I understand that no representative of IPS, other than an officer, has the authority to enter into any agreement for any specific period of time or make any agreement contrary to the foregoing and that any such agreement must be in writing to be binding.
I understand that upon employment, I will sign an agreement relating to confidential information, if required.
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