NYS Education Department Building

NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
401 Turin Street, Rome, NY 13440
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Special Education Assistant, SG-NS, (PEF)
Hours - First shift: 7:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday

LOCATION: Rome
SALARY: $26,671-$27,938*
(Depending on qualifications)

The New York State Education Department’s School for the Deaf is seeking applicants to fill a Special Education Assistant position.  The incumbent of this position will be responsible for the classroom care of students in the school’s education or residential programs.  Major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide direct supervision to students;
  • Assist Instructors in the delivery and practice of content;
  • Supervise students in the cafeteria during breakfast and lunch;
  • Escort students from class to class; and
  • Provide direct instruction under the supervision and guidance of the Instructor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a High School diploma or a High School Equivalency diploma AND the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children AND New York State certification as a Teaching Assistant, or be eligible to obtain such certificate within one (1) year of employment**.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates who have the following:

  • Experience working with deaf students;
  • The ability to communicate through ASL/Sign Language; and
  • Experience working with adults as part of a team.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment.  This will be a permanent position.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $36,861-$38,138 with annual performance advances.
**Employees who have not obtained certification within one (1) year of employment will be terminated.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 29, 2017 to nyssdjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (RDC-206/00304) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


Office of Human Resources Management
Box RDC-206/00304
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: nyssdjobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: September 8, 2017