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(3582) Substitute Instructional Assistant
Applications for this position are accepted:
From 8/24/2009 To 11/11/2010 5:00 PM

Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Job Description

Division: 2009-20010 School Year
TITLE: Substitute Instructional Assistant

Per the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's hourly wage schedule for Paraprofessionals.


To provide assistance as needed with handling the unique needs of disabled and handicapped Special Education students. Areas of involvement may include providing considerable physical support and control of students as well as assisting with instruction in speech, hearing, sight, etc.

  1. Reinforces students as directed by the teacher in areas which might include academic tasks, social skills or other instructional components of the program
  2. Assists the teacher in the implementation of behavior management programs
  3. Provides information to teacher regarding student performance during these activities
  4. Identifies, locates and uses materials appropriate for each student
  5. Assists and monitors the students in special training activities, such as showering, and other self help skills
  6. Observes students as directed by the teacher and records specific behaviors exhibited as outlined on each student's IEP
  7. Records academic and social progress as required by the teacher
  8. Assists the teacher in preparing, collecting and adapting materials
  9. Collects and uses equipment under the direction of the teacher
  10. Maintains materials and equipment in good condition
  11. Assists teacher with physical intervention of behavior problems
  12. Performs other routine duties as assigned by principal
  13. Participates as a member of a team
  1. High school diploma or GED required; related college education courses preferred
  2. Paraprofessionals must meet one of the following to be Highly Qualified: Associates Degree or a minimum of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours or successfully passing the Para Pro Assessment
  3. Possess or be eligible for an Ohio Educational Aide Permit required
  4. High moral character
  5. Genuine interest in children/youth
  6. Desire to serve the school and community
  7. Evidence of good health, vitality and enthusiasm
  8. Ability to physically manage handicapped students
  9. Effective written and oral communication
  10. Experience working with handicapped students preferred

This is a pool position - vacancies filled as needed throughout the school year.

Ohio House Bill 190 requires criminal record checks of job applicants under final consideration for positions. This records check is through the Ohio Bureau of criminal Identification and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The records check is performed at the applicant's expense and any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the check.

All new employees are required to undergo a physical examination as a condition of employment. Examinations which have been performed within ninety days prior to date of employment are acceptable. Any employment offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of this exam.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School district is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District values language diversity among its students and employees. Persons who are bilingual are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

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