Putnam City

Special Education Teacher Assistant- KCMS (8019)

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TitleSpecial Education Teacher Assistant- KCMS
Posting ID8019

TITLE:                                               Special Education Teacher Assistant



  • A two year associate degree or higher, or an official transcript documenting successful completion of a minimum of 48 college hours from an accredited institution of higher learning or a passing score on the Para-Pro Assessment or the  Oklahoma General Aptitude Test (OGAT).


REPORTS TO:                                       Special Education Teacher and/or Administrator


JOB GOAL:                                            Assist teachers to provide an appropriate education and related services for students with disabilities.





  • Be informed and aware of medical conditions that may affect a student’s health, safety

        or performance.  Be trained and ready to respond if problems arise.


  • Work co-actively with students to teach self-help skills.  Be prepared to assist with

        teaching students to dress, feed and bathe themselves.


  • Disinfect and clean toys, equipment and other items in classroom.


  • Assist students with daily classroom assignments; set up, operate, and put away

        instructional materials, instructional equipment, adaptive equipment and assist with

        the implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEP).


  • Assist and supervise students in the library, art, music, physical education, lunch

        periods, assemblies, recreation/play periods, and field trips.


  • Responsible for class management when the teacher is unavailable or out of the room.


  • Supervise students before and after school, before and after class, escort and/or transport students, including students who use wheelchairs or other assistive devices from buses to rooms and from rooms to buses.


  • Provide personal care services including, but not limited to, tube feeding, suctioning,

      tracheotomy care, catheterization, feeding, positioning, hygiene, handling medical or     

      physical emergencies, and assisting with toileting.  [Assistance with toileting may be           

      required for students through 21 years of age and includes, but is not limited to,

      accompanying students to and from the restroom, removing clothing, lifting onto, securing

      on and lifting off toilets, cleaning and redressing; caring for intimate feminine hygiene,

      changing diapers and bathing and cleaning potties].


  • Gather dirty laundry and dishes, loading machines, running machines, folding clean laundry,

       putting away clean laundry and dishes, and some hand washing of laundry and dishes.


  • Obtain food from cafeteria, preparing trays, positioning students, feeding students or

      assisting the students in feeding themselves, scraping trays, cleaning tables and floors.


  • Chart students’ daily activities, record keeping, keeping attendance, keeping bulletin

      board and other classroom learning displays and decorations up to date, typing and filing.


  • Attend staff meetings, sew, repair, upholster, adjust, construct, assemble, etc. adaptive

      devices and other equipment; plan and decorate for parties and special events; and ASSIST




TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       Nine months basis. 


EVALUATION:                                Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in  

                                                           accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy of     

                                                           Evaluation of Support Personnel.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
LocationKenneth Cooper Middle School

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/10/2021