Waukee Community School District

Program Associate (Special Education) (42)

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TitleProgram Associate (Special Education)
Posting ID42

Join the fast growth in Waukee Community School District as a Special Education Program Associate! At WCSD, associates are a key part of the educational process. You will work alongside teachers to ensure the learning, growth, and safety of all students throughout the school day. 

Hours: 7 hours, 10 minutes per day (including 30 minute unpaid lunch)

Benefits: Benefits associated with this role include paid sick (10 days year one) and personal leave (2 days per year). You would also pay no premium for personal medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, be enrolled in a Waukee and employee funded HSA (if eligible), and be eligible for a 403(b) retirement account, vision, and dependent life insurance. Benefits continue through the summer for associates returning the following school year. 

Compensation: Starting at $15.27/hr certified with Iowa teaching license or para-educator certificate, $14.00/hr non-certified     
Desirable Position Criteria:

  • High School diploma
  • Experience as an associate preferred

Performance Responsibilities may include:

  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests and abilities.
  • Support generalization of skills in an integrated setting.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate collaborative skills in a team environment.
  • Support PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) for all students in all settings.
  • Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
  • Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.
  • Implement behavior support plan.
  • Maximize use of time throughout the day.
  • Guide independent work, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher.
  • Assist with the supervision of the students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips.
  • Assist with such large group and small group activities.
  • Read to students, listen to students read, and participate in such other forms of oral communication with students.
  • Assist with lunch, snack, and cleanup routines.
  • Assist with wash-up and toilet routines if needed.
  • Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  • Assist with accurate data collection.
  • Commit to ongoing professional growth to support the unique needs of individual students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands: The Special Education Associate job demands require: occasional maximum lift of 25 lbs from floor to waist; occasional maximum carry of 25 lbs for 30 ft; occasional maximum horizontal push/pull force of 40 lbs; occasional grip force of 30 lbs; frequent bend; frequent crouch; frequent neck rotation; frequent trunk rotation; frequent standing; frequent walking; occasional forward reach; occasional overhead reach; occasional lateral/sideways reach; occasional hand coordination; occasional fine motor coordination; occasional sitting; occasional crouch/kneel.


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/11/2020
End Date02/24/2020