Teacher Aides for Special Education

Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES   Olean, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 29, 2022
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Position: Teacher Aides

Division: Special Education - Serving classrooms in Cattaraugus & Allegany County school districts.

Supervisor: Special Education Supervisor

Location: District Wide

Description: This is responsible work involving the performance of non-teaching tasks relates to the teaching process in a classroom or school. Incumbents relieve the teaching staff of that part of their duties related to teaching, which may be performed by a non-teacher. The duties of this class differ from those of School Monitor due to the more complex nature of the assignments that are performed, though on a limited basis Teacher Aide may be assigned monitoring duties. A Teacher Aide does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Works with small groups of students, or one-on-one, reinforcing skills taught by a teacher;
  • Helps teacher with bulletin boards, arts and crafts, and the conduct of games;
  • Operates copy machines producing ditto copies, transparencies, and other copied material utilized in the teaching process;
  • Collates copied material;
  • Takes attendance and distributes work folders;
  • Distributes audio-visual equipment;
  • Directs students to class;
  • Proctors and assists in the conduct of examinations;
  • May perform incidental duplicating and typing tasks;
  • Assists in toileting of incontinent children;
  • Assists children in daily living skills;
  • Helps in feeding children who need this service;
  • Assists in transporting non-ambulatory or developmentally disabled children;
  • Assists students with behavioral management needs;
  • May supervise students in various settings such as classroom, hall, lunchroom, bus, playground, or parking lot

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Ability to establish good relationships with students and teachers; ability to readily acquire a familiarity with school and classroom routine; ability to read and write English; resourcefulness in conducting activities related to the teaching process; tact; courtesy; good judgment, physical condition sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

A.) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma;


B.) Training or experience in an area which will be utilized to aid the teaching process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS/BOCES: Per regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required.

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