THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
2A Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020
An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
Special Education Assistant (Substitute), NS (PEF)
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Special Education Assistant (Substitute) position in the New York State School for the Blind. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for the classroom care of students in the school’s education program in the absence of regular staff.
Candidates must have a High School diploma or a High School Equivalency diploma AND the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children AND New York State certification as a Teaching Assistant or be eligible to obtain such certificate within one (1) year of employment.*
Special consideration will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
- Experience working with severe to profoundly disabled and/or blind/sensory impaired children;
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an educational team; and
- Possession of, or willing to secure, an Article 19A school bus driver certification.
This will be a temporary, on-call, hourly position. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. Candidates are required to obtain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate within one (1) year of employment. After one (1) year of employment, continued employment as a Special Education Assistant is dependent upon maintaining the appropriate level of certification as a New York State Teaching Assistant. Failure to obtain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate within one (1) year of employment will result in removal from employment. After one (1) year of employment, failure to maintain a New York State Teaching Assistant certificate will result in removal from employment. Candidates must obtain a New York State Level III Teaching Assistant certificate within five years of employment. Failure to obtain a New York State Level III Teaching Assistant certificate within five years of employment will result in removal from employment. The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday, 6:45am to 2:45pm or 7:00am to 3:00pm, depending on classroom assignment. Substitutes are notified by phone when services are needed. Every effort is made to give 24-hour prior notice.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; applicants will be contacted when a vacancy is available. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (SEA Sub - Batavia) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.