SPECIAL EDUCATION TUTORS for the 2022/2023 school year - #196681

Danbury Public Schools

Date: 06/08/2022 07:30 AM

City: Danbury, Connecticut

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

  • JobID: 5334

  • Position Type:

    Student Support Services (Non-certified)/Tutor

    Date Posted:




    Purpose Statement

    The job of Special Education Tutor was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned school with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision and instruction of special needs students, severely special needs students; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and assisting students by providing for special health care needs


    • Work with individual students or small groups of students under the supervision of a certified teacher to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced by the teacher.

    • Collect data on student progress.

    • Evidence of the ability to work cooperatively with staff.

    • Assist the teacher in the handling, operation and care of equipment, used in the classroom, including media, and instructional materials.

    • Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, field trips and in other non-classroom activities.

    • Check notebooks, correct papers and supervise testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.

    • Assist the teacher with non-instructional duties, such as snack, toilet and clothing routines.

    • Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.

    • Assist the teacher in drill work, large group reading or storytelling.

    • Alert the regular teacher regarding any problem or special information related to an individual student.

    • Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.

    • Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set and assigned by the teacher.

    • Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.

    • Assist in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning school environment.

    • Help students complete research and learning projects.

    • Talks to and attempts to calm student(s) who are distressed.

    • Attend inclusion classes with special education students and assist in implementing alternative instructional strategies.

    • Assist with implementation of inclusion plans for students.

    • Assist in maintaining an environment conducive to learning as requested by the teacher.

    • Assist with discipline and other classroom duties as requested by the teacher.

    • Assist the teacher in supervising students on arrival to or departure from school and all transitional times.

    • Assist in monitoring students during eating periods.

    • Assist with playground supervision, as needed.

    • Assist in hall and stairway supervision.

    • Escort students to other rooms/locations as required.

    • Willingness to serve as a bus monitor.

    • Maintain the same high level of ethnical behavior and sensitivity of information about students as is expected of a certified teacher or assistant teacher.

    • Attend staff development workshops to enhance instructional delivery to children.

    • Participate in in-service training programs, as assigned.

    • May work with special needs student(s) to assist with daily living needs, such as feeding and bathroom accommodations.

    • Assist in other related duties that may be assigned by the teacher.

    • Assist in one or more of the following services required for assigned students as directed:

      • Therapeutic feeding

      • Diaper changing

      • Toileting

      • Self-help skills

      • Muscle tone exercises

      • Positioning

      • Colostomy care

      • Embarkation/debarkation of buses including lifting of students when necessary.

    • Perform related duties as appropriate for the position as assigned by the appropriate administrator/supervisor.


    • High School Diploma is required

    • Must meet NCLB Para compliance requirements, as applicable.

    • Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to support needs associated with autism, ABA, behavioral needs, as well as activities of daily living such as feeding.

    • Experience/training in working with children.

    • Such additions and alternatives to the above qualifications as may be appropriate and acceptable.

    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.

    • Exhibits good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.

    • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of, at a minimum, the essential function of the position.


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