Educational Assistant I, II, III - Wilson Elementary - #1671918
Hawaiʻi State Department of Education
This posting is being used to fill various Educational Assistant positions at the specified location. The authorized level of these positions is Educational Assistant III. Applications are being accepted down to the Educational Assistant I in the event of recruiting difficulties.
Examples of DutiesEducational Assistants provide paraprofessional support in one of the following ways:
- Within a classroom setting, independently performs a variety of academic and non-academic instructional tasks in accordance with established guidelines and available resources.
- Provides paraprofessional support services to students with disabilities and assist teachers, both special education and general education, in the delivery of educational and behavioral interventions. May independently provide academic, social, vocational, and daily living instruction to students with disabilities in a school and/or community setting to enable them to function as independently as possible. Due to the varied and individual needs of each student a variety of support and assistance is provided and the individual should be flexible adjusting to student needs.
- Serves as a paraprofessional assistant in the delivery of counseling support services and activities for identified students. Serves as a member of the school support team and provides intervening activities prescribed by the school support team for the reduction of a student's specific academic, behavioral or social needs.
Basic Education Requirements: Applicants must possess a high school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or equivalent AND one of the following minimum education requirements, which have been established within the parameters described by the Federal Government's No Child Left Behind Act of 2001:
- 48 semester credits, baccalaureate level courses, from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Hawaii Department of Education. The forty-eight (48) credits may be from various programs or academic subject areas. In addition, of the 48 credits from baccalaureate level courses, 3 must have been for math and 3 for English courses.
- An Associate in Arts (AA) or Science (AS) degree or higher from an accredited institution recognized by the Hawaii Department of Education. The credits earned for the degree must include a minimum of 48 credits for courses that are baccalaureate level.
- Successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment provided by the Education Testing Service (ETS).
Class Title General Experience (years)* Specialized Experience (years)*
Educational Assistant I 0 0
Educational Assistant II 1 0
Educational Assistant III 1 1
- One (1) year of General or Specialized Experience is defined as a school year approximately 180 "teacher duty" days or approximately 38 weeks per year.
General Experience: Experience which involved direct interaction with people and which demonstrated the ability to provide and elicit information and to observe, evaluate and take action or report accurately on different situations. In addition, either concurrently or separately, there must be evidence of demonstrated ability to organize materials, maintain records, and write descriptions, consisting of a few sentences, of occurrences or observations. There must also be a demonstrated awareness of basic educational programs, goals, functions, and activities which may have been gained through involvement in activities such as serving on school/community committees, advising youth groups, or taking part in parent/teacher/student meetings and activities
Specialized Experience: Work experience involving direct contact with students and which included student management (in directing activities, ensuring order, etc.). The experience must have provided familiarity with common academic, social, behavioral, and developmental problems of students, and the opportunity to observe the resolution of these problems by professional staff, or participate in problem resolution under direction of professional staff. The experience must also have involved using a variety of instructional materials, techniques, and equipment, and performance of specific instructional, counseling, or guidance tasks and testing routines. This type of work experience is generally gained in an educational setting by positions providing a variety of supportive services to professional personnel directly engaged in the academic, personal, social, and/or vocational development of students
Driver's License Requirement:
Some positions require possession of a current, valid driver's license
Lift and Carry Requirement:
Some positions require the ability to lift up to 65 pounds and/or lift and carry up to 100 pounds with assistance
Allowed Substitutions of Education for Experience:
- Possession of a Certificate of Completion in Child Services or related program from an accredited community college may be substituted for one-half (1/2) year of General Experience.
- Successful completion of coursework in a curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Teacher Aide, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or equivalent, from an accredited community college which did not include the completion of a practicum which involved instruction-related activities may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester credits for one-half (1/2) year of the experience.
- Successful completion of coursework in a curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Teacher Aide, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or equivalent, from an accredited community college which included the completion of practicum which involved instruction-related activities may be substituted for General and/or Specialized Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester credits for one-half (1/2) year of experience.
- Possession of an Associate in Science degree in a field such as Teacher Aide, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or equivalent from an accredited community college which included successful completion of a practicum which involved instruction-related activities may be substituted for all of the General and all of the Specialized Experience requirements.
- Successful completion of coursework in a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester credits for one-half (1/2) year of the experience provided that there is also a demonstrated awareness of basic educational programs, goals, functions, and activities which may have been gained through involvement in activities such as serving on school/community committees, advising youth groups, or taking part in parent/teacher/student meetings and activities.
- Possession of a bachelor's degree in Education or its equivalent from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be substituted for all of the General and Specialized Experience requirements.
- Possession of a Professional Diploma in Education or its equivalent from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be substituted for all of the General and Specialized Experience requirements.
Salary: The advertised salary is based on full-time employment and includes shortage and school year differentials, if applicable.
Requirements: Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour workweeks. Part-time experience is pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours/week is equivalent to six months of experience, not one year. Also, hours worked in excess of 40 hours/week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours/week is equivalent to one year of experience, not one and a half years.
Temporary Assignment: Claims of Temporary Assignment (TA) experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements must be verified and attached to the application using one of the options below:
- A copy of the applicant’s TA History Report or equivalent system-generated report;
- A signed letter from the applicant’s supervisor that includes the applicant’s name, his/her TA job title, the TA start and end dates (from mm/yy to mm/yy), his/her specific TA duties performed, and either the TA hours worked per week or total TA hours worked; or,
- Copies of the applicant’s signed SF-10 Forms.
Information about Temporary Positions: Temporary positions may be extended year to year, dependent upon funding and departmental needs. Making yourself available for temporary positions increases your employment possibilities and may lead to permanent opportunities. A person hired for a temporary position may also become a temporary employee upon satisfactory completion of the initial probation period of at least six months. Once a temporary employee, you would be eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits as afforded to an employee in a permanent position, with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force
The Hawaii State Department of Education does not discriminate in its educational policies, programs, and activities on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. The Department does not discriminate in its employment policies, programs, and activities on the basis of sexual orientation, arrest and court record, and National Guard participation, as well as on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability, in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Chapter 378, Part I, Hawaii Revised Statutes.