Special Education Job Tutor

Danbury Public Schools District
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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.


* 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.


* 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.


Hourly Rate: $12.83 as per union contract


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