Early CHOICES - Classroom Assistant

Felton, DE 19943, US
Jun 04, 2018
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The Classroom Assistant for the Early CHOICES program works to assist the Preschool Special Education Teacher, in a variety of settings, to carry out the instructional goals and objectives established for students' individual education programs (IEP). The Classroom Assistant is also responsible for transporting children to and from designated programs along with parents and families as needed.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory score on the Para Pro or 60 college credit hours
  • Valid Delaware Driver's License
  • Experience working with young children required


  • Assist individuals and groups of children in performing activities initiated by the Special Education Teacher and collaborate with all staff in various assigned settings.
  • Reinforce learning in small groups or with individuals as directed by the Special Education Teacher.
  • Assist the Special Education Teacher in observing, recording, and charting behavior.
  • Carry out instructional programs designed by the Special Education Teacher.
  • Assist in the preparation/ production of instructional materials.
  • Locate his/her van pick-up addresses prior to child's start date and introduce self to parents.
  • Transport children to and from designated programs along with parents and families as needed in the program vans.
  • Maintain van including regular fueling, reporting immediately any difficulty with the van or any breakdowns.
  • Make sure van is professionally cleaned two times a year.
  • Record van mileage daily and turn reports in to office twice monthly.

Reports To: Director

Salary Range: From/To: SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The Early CHOICES Classroom Assistant is a part-time, hourly position. Work hours can range from 4 to 5.5 per day and shall be employed up to ten months per year. The salary scale will be as follows: Years of Experience Hourly Rate 0-3 $10.85 4-6 $11.25 7-10 $11.75 10+ $12.25

Additional Job Information:

This is a non-pension, non-benefit position.


The Early CHOICES Classroom Assistant shall be evaluated annually by the DECC Director according to policies approved by the Lake Forest Board of Education.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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