Starting hourly wage $15.69. Annual pay increases, and excellent benefits with 19 or more hours per week.
-Desire to work with students who have complex health needs.
- Strong communication skills (with staff) in order to relay changing health status of student that occurs during the day with health office or school-based staff
-Ability to implement the prescribed health plan designed by the health team.
- Ability to implement recommendations from occupational and physical therapists concerning positioning, feeding, bathrooming, mobility, transferring, etc.
- Ability to consistently follow appropriate hygiene practices as outlined in MMSD Health Policies and student?s care plan.
- Ability to monitor and respond to student behavior as outlined in the student?s behavior education plan (BEP).
- Ability to maintain student confidentiality.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students who are non-verbal or unintelligible, culturally-diverse students, health services staff and community partners in a professional and timely manner.
-Ability to push and maintain control of a student?s manual (non-motorized) wheelchair.
- Follow all MMSD District and Health Services Guidelines and emergency protocols for students.
- 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.
Candidates must have 48 academic credits beyond high school. Transcripts displaying credits earn must be provided.
Must have completed the MMSD Medically Fragile SEA Training
Must have experience working with children.
Must have the ability to walk, lift (up to 50 lbs.), climb stairs, bend, reach, extend, and kneel within the context of performing job duties. Agree with 50 lbs
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 will be paid by MMSD. 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.
CPR and First Aid certification is required or must be obtained within 3 months of hire and maintained on an annual basis.
Fluency in Spanish is highly desired
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-663-1748.
If you have questions related to the role of a Medically Fragile SEA position, please contact Sally Zirbel-Donisch, email@example.com, 608-663-8427.