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Educational Assistant for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Classroom

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HIGH DESERT EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT

High Desert ESD celebrates all cultures and languages and is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Educational Assistant for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Classroom - 2 positions
32 hrs/week, days/hours TBD, 189 days
25 hrs/week, days/hours TBD, 189 days
Benefits include family insurance package (pro-rated for 25hr position), paid sick/personal leave and paid holidays.

DEFINITION
Under the direction of the classroom teacher and/or administrator, the assistant provides support services in classrooms, resource centers, or other program related areas. The assistant directs involvement in the instructional program for assigned students and their identified needs. Duties and responsibilities depend on class/program assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS
There is a minimum requirement of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be NCLB Highly Qualified (HQ) or working toward HQ status defined as 1) two years postsecondary study, or 2) an Associate’s degree (or higher) or a HDESD approved professional/technical certificate, or 3) satisfactory completion of the Paraprofessional training and a passing score on the Paraprofessional praxis test. The assistant must possess good organizational skills and good command of the English language. Employee must have demonstrated aptitude for the work to be performed and a genuine interest in and ability to relate to students. Previous training or experience with children in a similar program preferred. The ability to perform significant reaching, bending, stooping, crouching and lifting 35 pounds is expected. Must have access to reliable transportation, and consistent attendance is required. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

Application information available on the HDESD website employment page:
http://www.hdesd.org/departments/human-resources/employment/