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Classroom Aide/ Transportation Aide S25-209-29

Company: West Virginia Department of Education
Location: Capon Bridge
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
Aide/Aide

Date Posted:
3/22/2024

Location:
Capon Bridge Elementary School

Closing Date:
04/05/2024

County:
Hampshire County Schools - websiteThis position is for the 2024-2025 school year.

POSITION: Paraprofessional, Early Childhood Classroom Teacher Assistant, Aide I/II/III/IV, Autism Mentor, Transportation Aide
IMMEDIATE
SUPERVISOR: Principal

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

EMPLOYMENT
TERM: Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code -18A-4-8; extended employment days may be established by HCBOE

SALARY: Pursuant to WV Code -18A-4-8a, in accordance with Hampshire County Salary Schedule, Pay Grade B, C, D, E or F; commensurate with experience and education level plus competitive benifits package equal to approximatly 35% of direct compensation.

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code -18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5314, and HCBOE Evaluation Policy for Service Personnel

JOB SUMMARY: The Aide assists the teacher(s) in a variety of ways to implement the instructional program including working directly with children in small groups or on a one-to-one basis; to establish effective rapport with students assigned to the classroom; to motivate students to develop attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good educational foundation, in accordance with each pupil's ability. The Aide assigned to a school bus assists with the supervision of student passengers on the bus, including securing student passengers in various types of safety restraints.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code -18A-2-5
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code -18-5-15c
  • Meet the definition of "Qualifications" in WV Code -18A-4-8e (state-approved competency test) as required.
  • Special Education Aides will be required to complete the Hampshire County approved management training ( such as Safety Care) upon the request of the school level administrator or Special Education Director (re-certification when necessary)
  • All aides will be required to complete CPR/First Aid in order to remain qualified for the position
  • All aides will be required to complete wheelchair/harness training for school buses
    Pursuant to WV Code -18A-4-8:
    'Paraprofessional' means a person certified pursuant to section two-a (18A-3-2a) to perform duties in a support capacity including, but not limited to facilitating in the instruction and direct or indirect supervision of students under the direction of a principal, a teacher or another designated professional educator'. 'Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher I' (ECCAT) means a person who does not possess minimum of requirements for the permanent authorization, but is enrolled in and pursuing the requirements. 'Early Childhood Classroom Assistant II' means a person who has completed the minimum requirements for the state-awarded certificate for ECCAT. 'Early Childhood Classroom Assistant III' means a person who has completed the permanent authorization requirements as well as additional requirements comparable to current paraprofessional certificate. 'Aide I' means those personnel selected and trained for teacher-aide classifications such as monitor aide, clerical aide, classroom aide or general aide. 'Aide II' means those personnel referred in the 'Aide I' classification who have completed a training program approved by the state board, or who hold a high school diploma or have received a general educational development certificate. Only personnel classified in an Aide II class title may be employed as an aide in any special education program. 'Aide III' means those personnel referred to in the 'Aide I' classification who hold a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and have completed six semester hours of college credit at an institution of higher education or are employed as an aide in a special education program and have one year's experience as an aide in special education; 'Aide IV' means personnel referred to in the 'Aide I' classification who hold a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and who have completed eighteen hours of state board-approved college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education or who have completed fifteen hours of higher education and successfully completed an in-service training program determined by the state board to be the equivalent of three hours of college credit. 'Autism Mentor' means a person who works with autistic students and who meets the standards and experience to be determined by the State Board. requirements.

    Paraprofessionals must successfully complete 36 hour post-secondary requirement as defined by policy 5202.
    PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Aides must: (1) be eligible for the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher-Temporary Authorization and are required to complete the required course work within the next three (3) years to keep Temporary Authorization current; or (2) be eligible for The Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher Authorization.
    Autism Mentors must: (1) meet the qualifications of Aide III as delineated in WV Code -18A-4-8; (2) meet successful completion requirements of a staff development program related to providing instructional support to students with autism as determined by the WVDE and delineated in WVDE's Guidelines for Best Practices Autism Spectrum Disorders: Services in WV Schools; (3) have two years of successful experience providing classroom instructional supports to a student(s) with autism under the supervision of a fully certified special education teacher; and (4) have the physical ability and stamina necessary to complete all job tasks, including tasks related to ensuring student safety

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships and exhibits professional behavior with principal, supervising teacher(s), students, parents, staff, and the public
  • Oral and written communication skills consistent with the duties of this position
    • Assists the teacher in supervision of the children in the classroom and to various locations in the school including, but not limited to, instructional areas, the cafeteria, and the bus
    • Participates in bus duty, hall monitoring, lunchroom duty, playground duty, and other duties assigned by the building supervisor or principal
    • Maintains an environment that is safe for students and conducive to learning
    • Practice good safety habits and have knowledge of basic first aid and CPR
    • Assists teacher as needed with planning, preparation, and distribution of classroom materials
    • Conducts learning games with students according to established procedures
    • Assists with supervision and instruction of children; copying, cutting, coloring, etc., to construct materials and bulletin boards
    • Provides individualized and small-group instruction to reinforce skills that have been taught by the teacher
    • Assists in implementing lessons based on district and school objectives and needs and abilities of students
    • Demonstrate patience while working with children
    • Able to learn new skills, flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks
      • Be Self-motivated and works without direct supervision
      • Effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, students, staff, and the general public consistent with the duties of this position
      • Work well with others, follow written and oral directions and complete assignments
      • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists consistent with the duties of this position
      • Interpret a variety of instructions whether furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form consistent with the duties of this position
      • Accurately perform assigned tasks in full compliance with county requirements and board policies and standard operating procedures
      • Assist in preparing snacks for students as needed.
      • Anticipates and effectively addresses unforeseen crises associated with working with large groups of children
        • Remain aware and alert of medication administered to students
        • Maintains confidentiality, unquestionable integrity
        • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
        • Dress is appropriate and conforms to safety standards
        • Maintains record keeping and performs routine clerical duties as it pertains to student programs
        • Demonstrates knowledge of office equipment, computers, and other technology in meeting the needs of the students
        • Help maintain an up-to-date classroom inventory
        • Perform clerical duties for classroom purposes
        • Maintains regular attendance and complies with state law and county policies and procedures
        • Attends 18 hours of staff development and workshops as directed
        • Assist in lifting, feeding, toileting, and changing clothes of special needs students
        • Assist and supervise special needs students in a regular classroom setting.
        • Modify materials and instructional activities, as per IEP and teacher request, for special needs students
        • Complete all Medicaid documentation and billing by the end of each month
        • Responsible for completing the Random Moment Time Studies within a week of receiving the email.
        • May be necessary to ride a bus with a special needs student, and act as a transportation aide
        • Assists with supervision of student passengers on buses and maintains a safe traveling environment
        • Secure students in car seats, seat belts, harnesses, etc, while in transport
        • Secure wheelchair safely for transport
        • Other duties as assigned by the administrator
          PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
          The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 50 pounds (100 pounds vertically for Special Education and Transportation positions) of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

          WORK ENVIRONMENT:
          The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors with outdoor settings for recess and field trip activities. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60dB). Exceptions include gymnasiums as well as vocational/technical laboratories where the noise levels may be moderate to loud (60-90 dB).

          The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

          The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substances which effect employee productivity, safety, or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

Keywords: West Virginia Department of Education, Leesburg , Classroom Aide/ Transportation Aide S25-209-29, Professions , Capon Bridge, Virginia

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