** Bilingual Special Education Assistant Applicant Pool
Madison Metropolitan School District/MSCR
545 W Dayton St, Room 133
Madison, WI 53703
Job Number 4100003411
Start Date
Open Date 07/20/2011
Closing Date


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Under the supervision of a building principal and under the direction of a special education teacher/related services staff, a bilingual special education assistant will perform highly specialized work with students who have disabilities. The job duties will include: a) instruction and support to students in inclusive school and community settings; b) assistance to the teaching staff; (c) the implementation of positive behavioral supports in alignment with student IEP goals, and d) assistance with records and recordkeeping. Bilingual Special Education Assistants may be assigned to support students at the preschool level through grade 12.
Bilingual Special Education Assistants provide instructional support and reinforcement to students in academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and functional areas across school, community and vocational settings.
Implement curriculum across inclusive and self-contained environments, under the direction and guidance of a teacher and/or related services staff.
Implement positive behavioral supports across inclusive and self-contained environments, under the direction and guidance of a teacher and/or related services staff.
Transfers, apply adaptive devices, tube feedings, diapering, and provide bathroom assistance and mobility training.
Consistently use proper hygiene practices as prescribed by MMSD health policies.
Maintain student confidentiality, including written records.
Assist with coordination and communication activities with other staff to provide feedback regarding student performance.
Assist with data collection activities (reviewing and documenting student progress both academic and behavior, etc.)
Assist with monitoring and implementing positive behavior strategies in dealing with student behavior, physical restraint/management, implement safe space procedure and behavior intervention plans.
Provide supervision during lunch, recess, playground, hallways and field trips.
Communicate to student's IEP team relative to ongoing progress toward goals and objectives.
Participate in on-the-job training and district level trainings.
Assist with loading and unloading school buses.
Tape record books.
Assist with preparation of instructional materials under a teacher's direction.
Maintain records.
Maintain a daily schedule with direction from case manager.
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 full benefit package, including Health, Dental, Life Insurance and WRS Retirement for positions with 19 or more hours per week.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to provide individual and small group instructional reinforcement.
Ability to work independently with students in school, community, vocational, and domestic situations under the direction of a teacher.
Ability to keep accurate student data.
Ability to work with physically aggressive students.
Ability to work with students who are nonverbal and who do not have intelligible speech.
Ability to follow teacher direction, written plans, individual education programs, and behavior intervention plans.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse students, staff and community, orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain student confidentiality.
Ability to walk, lift (up to 50 lbs.) climb, bend, reach, and kneel within the context of performing job duties.
Ability to learn and use basic computer skills (e-mail, internet, word processing).
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.
Perform when confronted with emergency, unusual or crisis situations.
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

Fluent in Spanish and English.

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

Department of Public Instruction Certification (License) to work with children with disabilities


Desired Qualifications

Prior experience working in a public school setting.
Prior experience working with children who have disabilities.
Prior experience working with children who are non-ambulatory and/or nonverbal
Experience using e-mail, internet, & word processing programs.
CPR and First Aid certification is desired.


Other Information

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 $75 and can be paid directly by you or can be deducted from your first 3 paychecks. 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.

Esto es una convocatoria para una "reserve de solicitantes". Esta convocatoria no significa que existan vacantes en este momento. El propoito de esta convocatoria es el desarrollar una reserva de solicitantes que estan cualificados para hacer el trabajo una vez la plaza este disponible.

El Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Madison no hace convocatorias externas para plazas especificas. Cuando NO se llena una plaza a traves del sistema de transferencias internas con alguna maestra que ya trabaje para el distrito, entraremos a la reserva externa para evaluar cada solicitud que este disponible en la reserva.

Si tiene alguna pregunta respecto a su solicitud o las plazas disponibles por favor llame a: Elaine Wirsbinski, ewirsbinski@madison.k12.wi.us, 608-663-1748


Equal Opportunity Employer