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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/15/20

Applications Due03/31/21

Vacancy ID82963

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleSpecial Education Assistant, Box NYSSB - SEA

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $27204 to $28497 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Monday through Friday, 6:45am–2:45pm or 7:00am–3:00pm, depending on classroom assignment

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Genesee

Street Address NYS School for the Blind

City Batavia

StateNY

Zip Code14020

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a High School diploma or a High School Equivalency diploma AND the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children AND a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate, or be eligible to obtain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate within one (1) year of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience working with severe to profoundly disabled and/or blind/sensory impaired children.
• Possession of, or willing to secure, and Article 19A (CDL) school bus driver certification.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Special Education Assistant position in the New York State School for the Blind. Under the direction of an Instructor, the incumbent of this position will perform duties that are instructional in nature and deliver direct care to students. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide specialized instruction to individual or groups of students under the direction of a certified teacher;
• Gather and provide information about students to assist in the development of appropriate learning experiences;
• Assist students in the use of available instructional resources and assist in the development of instructional materials;
• Provide appropriate care, including hygiene needs for medically fragile students;
• Assist in instructional programs in arts, crafts, music and related instruction as required; and
• Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment, consisting of 183 days during the school year, 31 days during the summer, and an additional five days for program-related activities, for a total of 219 days. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. Candidates are required to obtain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate within one (1) year of employment. After one (1) year of employment, continued employment as a Special Education Assistant is dependent upon maintaining the appropriate level of certification as a New York State Teaching Assistant. Failure to obtain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate within one (1) year of employment will result in removal from employment. After one (1) year of employment, failure to maintain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate will result in removal from employment. Candidates must obtain a New York State Level III Teaching Assistant certificate within five years of employment. Failure to obtain a New York State Level III Teaching Assistant certificate within five years of employment will result in removal from employment. The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday, 6:45am–2:45pm or 7:00am–3:00pm, depending on classroom assignment.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $37,612-$38,905 with annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to nyssbjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (NYSSB - SEA) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address nyssbjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Ave. Room 528EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to nyssbjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (NYSSB - SEA) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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