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Paraprofessional (Teacher Assistant): Swiftwater Elementary

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Job Title Paraprofessional (Teacher Assistant)
Vacancy # 2021-325
Position # AS 40 ASSOC TCHR EW
# of Openings 1
Category Paraprofessional
Employment Long-term Substitute
Salary See Description Section
Calendar Days See Description
Published Date 02/05/2021
Target Fill Date N/A 
Closing Date N/A 
Location Swiftwater Elementary
Pocono Mountain School District
Swiftwater, PA
Experience 0-2 years
Degrees / Certificates
Contact Information:
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Requirements

As an associate teacher, you have the rewarding opportunity to connect with students with special needs in a positive way, engage with them and help them to promote their academic, daily living skills, social and emotional potential. 

 

Interested candidates with a high school diploma are encouraged to apply. The opportunity for CIU20 assessment to become highly qualified is available at no cost to applicants. See below for more information.*

 

Ideal Candidates shall:

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal collaborative skills, demonstrated by patience and understanding to effectively work with staff and students

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Complete and maintain student and classroom records with tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate basic computer skills to complete tasks related to medical billing, email, web-based education software, and virtual meeting environments; experience with Google Suite is beneficial.

  • Respond positively to supervision and suggestions for improvement. 

 

 

Physical 

  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, and communicate to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities. 

  • Ability to physically lift up to 40 lbs. without assistance and/or assists any student as required by students’ physical needs. 

  • Ability to conduct a safety restraint protocol following appropriate training and certification

  • Ability to assist students with self-help skills, feeding, and personal hygiene needs

 

Successful Associate Teachers come from a variety of diverse backgrounds.  If you’ve ever worked in any of the following fields, you’d be a great fit for our team:  teacher, paraeducator, teaching assistant, teaching aide, tutor, special education, working with individuals with special needs and/or disabilities, preschool worker, daycare provider, medical assistant, CNA (Certified Nurse’s Aide), residential treatment facility worker, rehabilitation and transition / vocational rehabilitation (OVR) services, job coaching, mentoring, mental health services, behavioral health services, probation services, youth coaching, children and youth services, case management, and/or other similar professional childcare experience.


*The education qualification for an Associate Teacher position is a high school diploma with a passing acceptable IU 20 assessment to become highly qualified. Individuals who do not have two years of college or 48 college credits may become highly qualified by taking our local assessment. Assessments may be scheduled by calling the Office of the Director of Special Education (610) 515-6449. A preparation booklet is available to help you review the content of the assessment and prepare for the test. Click here to access the booklet. We encourage you to take the test to become highly qualified when you apply. Our applicants have had great success in passing this assessment through a review of the booklet and content.

 

 

 
 
Description
Long-Term Substitute Associate Teacher needed for the Autistic Support program. Position available immediately and continuing approximately through mid-May, 2021.


You will assist in planning special activities and events to make learning engaging for students. You will work with the teacher to accomplish the objectives and goals of the curriculum. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to engage your creative abilities assisting the team with developing activities that provide students with unique and individualized learning activities that promote their interests, needs, and individual development goals in a safe and positive environment.

 

 

Starting annual salary:

$18,517.00 – High School Diploma with Highly Qualified Distinction

$20,017.00 – Associate’s Degree or attained 48 college credits

$22,517.00 – Bachelor’s Degree 

 

The salary schedule represents a 188-day work year.  New employees who begin after the first day of the school year will have their salary prorated to the number of workdays remaining in the school year. 10-month classroom staff is paid over a 12-month time period. 

 

See link for job description

 

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Wellness Program, and Paid Time Off available to full-time staff.

 

 

 
 
Application Procedure

Your application packet will be screened and reviewed by the program administrator. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contact by the administrator regarding the interview date and time.

If you are recommended as a finalist for a position, you will need to have all credentials (3 Clearances, School Personnel Health Record) submitted in order to be recommended to the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Board of Directors for hire. This will include completing an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 and showing originals of documents you wish to submit to establish employment identity and work authorization. This will be handled through the Recruitment Office.


School Personnel Health Form – READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.


This form is not required for you to be an active candidate. Please DO NOT have the form completed unless you are directed by a recommending administrator or the Human Resources Office.


If you are recommended as a finalist for a position, you will be required to have a pre-employment medical examination – physical and tuberculosis (TB) test. All results (physical and TB) must be recorded on the School Personnel Health Record. No other forms are acceptable. The physical and TB are at your own expense. If the physical is performed by a Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, the Physician must also sign; the TB test may be done by a physician or licensed health care provider. All areas of the physical and TB test must be completed, signed, and properly dated.


Physical and TB results within the last three months of receipt will be accepted if they are recorded on the School Personnel Health Record. Dates of results longer than three months of our receipt will not be accepted.

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