locationBridgeport - Connecticut (CT), 06604

atBridgeport Public Schools

Estimated salary $29,059 a year

Job Description:

    JobID: 2304

    Position Type:
    Support Staff/Special Education Assistant
    Date Posted:
    Date Available:
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

    Bridgeport Public Schools
    Human Resources Department
    45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

    Job Opening

    AFSCME - 1522 Position: A003, (10 Months)
    Starting Salary: $29,059

    Current Members of AFSCME Local 1522 will be given first opportunity

    • Assists Special Education Teacher with instructional and non-instructional duties (i.e., instruction, student discipline, implementation of school philosophy, etc.)
    • Assists Regular Education Teacher, when assigned, at the time special education students are mainstreamed into regular education classes
    • Assists children on and off school buses
    • Assists children who are confined to wheelchairs, as required
    • Assists in toileting and pamper changing, including those confined to wheelchairs when necessary pursuant to universal precautions; assist in hygiene training as required
    • Assists in feeding children, including spoon-feeding as required
    • Assists adolescent girls in attending to personal needs
    • Assists in special areas (i.e., gym, art, music, library, etc.) as required
    • Presents materials to the students in a manner consistent with teacher
  • Provides each student with positive reinforcement for appropriate work and behavior
  • Assists with the arrival and dismissal of students, as required
  • Providers teachers with feedback on children's performance and behavior in all areas of the school
  • Attends job related in-service workshops and staff meetings per union contract
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Associates degree, the equivalent of 60 college credits, or successful passing of the ParaPro Assessment Exam
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (as appropriate)
  • Demonstrates aptitude for work to be performed
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with children, staff, and parent(s)/public
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Computer proficient

This posting is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, responsibilities and qualifications which comprise this position.

Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools Website:

Posting Open Until Filled

It is the policy of the Bridgeport Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, present or past mental disorder, mental retardation, or learning ability, in any of its education programs, activities, or employment practices.

"The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity."

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