Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for a Special Education Teacher's Assistant. The position reports directly to its respective Classroom Teacher and to the School Principal. Pay rate is based on a district scale, approved by the District School Board and is commensurate with relevant education and experience.

Position Summary:

The Special Education Teacher's Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in educating and meeting the needs of student(s) while under his or her care.

Required Qualifications:

The State of Tennessee requires this position to be held by a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional. The Highly Qualified Paraprofessional qualification is defined by the State of Tennessee as having met ONE of the following:

  • Completed at least 48 college semester hours- The state equates 48 semester hours (including remedial courses), as the equivalent of two years of college. Developmental courses may count toward the 48. The state DOES NOT require the coursework or Associate Degree be in any specific subject or field, however the nature of the coursework or degree is left to the discretion of the school system. The coursework MUST have been obtained from an accredited institution of higher education; OR
  • Obtained an Associate Degree or higher; OR
  • Obtained a High School Diploma or GED AND have successfully passed the Praxis ParaPro Assessment.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives;
  • Administers assistance as instructed for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs and/or developing children's daily living activities and behavioral skills;
  • Participates in the implementation of IEP Goals for the purpose of meeting IEPGoals;
  • Participates in the implementation of student behavior plans for the purpose of ensuring effective and safe student learning;
  • Performs clerical tasks for the purpose of helping the teacher get instructional materials ready;
  • Adheres to the requirements of confidentiality regarding student information;
  • Models mutual respect and appropriate behavior in interacting with students;
  • Assists physically disabled students with lavatory and daily living needs;
  • Performs additional duties as required by the supervising teacher and/or building

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's Policy.

If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools, apply today!

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