Employment

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The following position is anticipated. Staff members and others interested should apply to the contact specified for the position:

SPECIAL EDUCATION – TEACHER AIDES

DUTIES:
Anticipated vacancies for 1-1 Aides needed to work with students with disabilities in a variety of programs. The position requires management of student behavior, lifting for all self-care activities, swimming, and assisted feeding. To begin as soon as needed to meet the requirements of student IEPs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to form positive relationships with students; good interpersonal skills; ability to observe and report accurately. High School diploma required.

CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Ability to positively manage student behavior in a school setting. Must be organized, dependable, and have the ability to work in a team environment.

To Begin: September 2014

APPLY ONLINE AT: www.olasjobs.org/lhv

Application deadline: October 31, 2014

SPECIAL EDUCATION – NON-DISTRICT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST

DUTIES:

  • Develop and provide regional training and technical assistance to selected approved private schools and other non-district programs on effective research-based instructional practices for students with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with NYSED offices to conduct on-going assessments of instructional and behavioral practices in identified non-district programs.
  • Facilitate school improvement teams that promote the use of research-based practices in literacy, behavioral supports and interventions, and special education services.
  • Participate in statewide workgroups and trainings as established by the NYSED Office of Special Education.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in special education or a related field.
  • Five years' experience in teaching or provision of related services with students with disabilities at the elementary or secondary level and/or administration of special education programs for students with disabilities.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of special education law, regulations and policy.
  • Experience providing training/professional development.
  • Experience in planning and implementing school improvement initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the issues and needs of students with developmental and emotional disabilities and of strategies for responding to the challenging behaviors of students in approved private schools.
  • UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of research on educational practices.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Strong professional development and team leadership skills.
  • Able to participate in overnight trips to Albany a minimum of three times per year.
  • To Begin: December 1, 2014

    APPLY ONLINE AT: www.olasjobs.org/lhv

    Application deadline: October 31, 2014

    OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE – CLEANER (HOURLY)

    DUTIES:
    Under supervision, performs manual work involved in cleaning, moving, grounds keeping and minor maintenance. Examples of duties include sweep, mop, strip, and wax floors; clean lavatories and kitchens; move furniture and boxes; trim lawns and shovel snow; wash windows; change light bulbs; paint; replace ceiling tiles; and empty trash. Involves heavy lifting and working outdoors.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Preferred familiarity with building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment; ability to use building cleaning supplies and equipment. Require ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instruction; willingness to perform manual tasks; thoroughness; dependability; honesty; physical condition commensurate with demands of the position.

    CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
    Typical work schedule: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, 5 days per week

    To Begin: Immediately

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATION accepted until June 30, 2015

    Contact: Operations and Maintenance Office at 914-248-2201