Special Education Assistant Applicant Pool
Madison Metropolitan School District/MSCR
545 W Dayton St, Room 133
Madison, WI 53703
Job Number 4100000003
Start Date
Open Date 01/01/2013
Closing Date

Special Education Assistants provide assistance to students with a variety of disabilities. Duties may be performed in the classroom and/or the community. Duties may include, but are not limited to: wheelchair maneuvering, positioning, bathrooming, diapering, and/or lifting, maintenance of records, and assisting with the instructional program using instructional materials that are adapted to meet the students? needs.

- Work with a wide range of students with cognitive disabilities and/or multiple disabilities including transfers, applying adaptive devices, tube feedings, diapering, bathroom assistance, and mobility training.
- Maintain records including data collection, i.e.: charting seizure activities).
- Assist with feeding of students.
- Provide instructional reinforcement to students in the classroom and at community-based sites under the direction of a teacher.
- Assist students individually and in small groups with academic and recreational programming under a teacher's direction.
- Monitor and manage student behavior consistent with behavioral management programs.
- Develop social skills under a teacher's direction.
- Diffuse conflict situations.
- Provide assistance in transporting students between classrooms and other areas included in the school program.
- Assist with loading and unloading school buses, help supervise field trips, and help professional staff with dressing and undressing students at the beginning and end of the school day.
- Supervise lunchrooms, recess, playground, and hallways.
- Other related duties as assigned.


Work Location Doyle-Human Resources
Hours of work to be determined
FTE/Hours Per Week
to be determined

Starting hourly wage $15.32. Annual pay increases, and excellent benefits with 19 or more hours per week.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Ability to follow directions from school nurse concerning health, safety, and medical procedures.
- Ability to follow directions from occupational and physical therapists concerning positioning, feeding, bathrooming, etc.
- Ability to consistently use proper hygiene practices as prescribed by MMSD health policies.
- Desire to work with students with multiple handicaps including cognitive disabilities.
- Ability to monitor and deal with aggressive student behavior.
- Ability to help student develop positive social skills.
- Ability to follow through with behavior management programs for students.
- Ability to maintain student confidentiality.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse students, staff and community, orally and in writing.
-Ability to walk, lift (up to 50 lbs.) climb, bend, reach, and kneel within the context of performing job duties.
- Perform when confronted with emergency, unusual or crisis situations.
- Job requires sitting, standing, walking, lifting, climbing, bending, reaching, and kneeling.
- Experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work toward one?s own cultural competence, i.e., valuing difference/diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one?s skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn in these areas.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have 48 academic credits beyond high school. Transcripts displaying credits earn must be provided.

Applicants who wish to work with disabled children are required to obtain a Special Education Program Aide license issued by the Department of Public Instruction. The cost of this license is $100 and can be paid directly by you. DPI may require you to complete fingerprint cards if you have lived out of state in the past 20 years, which may incur an extra cost to you.


Desired Qualifications

CPR and First Aid certification is desired.
Fluency in Spanish is highly desired


Other Information

This is an "applicant pool" posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available.

The MMSD does not post specific vacancies externally. When a vacancy has not been filled through the transfer of a current MMSD Special Education Assistant, we go directly to the external pool to review external applicants who are active in the pool.

If you have questions as to the status of your application or the availability of positions, please contact Elaine Wirsbinski, ewirsbinski@madison.k12.wi.us, 608-663-1748.


Experience Inventory https://hrweb.madison.k12.wi.us/files/hr/eiea.doc
Equal Opportunity Employer