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Educational Aide (Special Education)

Educational Aide (Special Education)

location95040 Villaggio degli Ulivi, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy
PublishedPublished: 3/1/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Summary

About the Position:
This position is located in one of two locations: Sigonella Elementary or Sigonella Middle High School.

All candidates must reside within the local commuting area where the position is located. Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)

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Duties

  • Works with students individually or in small groups, in accordance with plans developed by the specialist and educator.
  • Lifts, carries, transfers, and facilitates the motor development of students with physical disabilities.
  • Provides first aid assistance to students who receive minor injuries.
  • Assists and observes playground and recreational activities during physical education and recess periods.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks, such as maintaining attendance records, filing student evaluations, scheduling make-up work, assisting the organization of field trips, and reviewing assignments.
  • Interacts with school staff, students, and parents in a positive manner, and maintains confidentiality where the rights of children and parents are concerned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • This position requires a Tier 1 (T1) investigation with Childcare Checks since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Two year trial period may be required.
  • Additional requirements may be determined as positions arise and will be communicated during the hiring process if you are selected.

Qualifications

This position is part-time. Salary is determined based on the number of hours for position.

School year part-time seasonal work schedules include periods in a non-pay/non-duty status during the holidays and spring and summer recess periods, meaning no pay is received during these periods. Also, you will not receive pay for days where the Supervisor determines you are not required to report. Part-time employees are entitled holiday pay when the holiday falls on a day otherwise required to work or take leave.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Competitive Service Civilian DoDEA Employee within the Commuting Area
  • Current Excepted Service DoDEA Employee within the Commuting Area
  • Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment
  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability Retirement
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference Eligible


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

General Experience: One year of general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of an Educational Aide (Special Education), such as preparing letters, schedules and other documents through the use of a personal computer, or assisting with the preparation of instructional materials.

OR

Education: Two years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of by 60. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Communications and Media
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Standards
  • Teaching Others

Education

Foreign Degrees and Course Work from Non-accredited Institutions. Foreign Degrees and Course Work from Non-accredited Institutions. Credits or degrees earned from a foreign college or university must be evaluated prior to acceptance. Three evaluation procedures are acceptable:

a. The work must be evaluated and interpreted by a current member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This website provides a list of current organizations who can perform your evaluation. You must select and work directly with one of these organizations.

b. The foreign institution that awarded the degree is on a list endorsed by a regionally accredited university or on a list endorsed by a state department of education for the purpose of teacher certification in that state (this procedure will require an English translation of the transcript and a copy of the document awarding the degree, together with an authenticated list produced by an American university or a state department of education); and

c. The work may be evaluated by the graduate division of a regionally accredited university and declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution.

Graduates of non-accredited institutions may have their undergraduate work validated by admittance to graduate school and completion of a minimum of 5 SH of credit in a regionally accredited graduate college.

Failure to provide all the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Additional information

  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Pay retention may be offered to selected applicants for positions at overseas locations. Pay retention will not be offered as an incentive for employees moving between overseas positions.
  • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19.
  • For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.
  • Applicants with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should notify David Walton ra@dodea.edu
  • School year part-time seasonal work schedules include periods in a non-pay/non-duty status during the holidays and spring and summer recess periods, meaning no pay is received during these periods. Also, you will not receive pay for days where the Supervisor determines you are not required to report. Part-time employees are entitled holiday pay when the holiday falls on a day otherwise required to work or take leave.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation.
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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be reviewed and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. A review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Period of Eligibility: Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for two months and may be used at any time during this period. After two months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered.

Additional Information regarding overseas appointments:
Family member appointments will expire based on the sponsor's rotation date. Family member appointments may not exceed two months after an employee is no longer considered a family member within the local commuting area due to PCS or divorce of sponsor or, in the case of a child, the age of 23. Family members are defined according to the DODI 1400.25, Vol.1232 as: For a military member whose duty station is in a foreign area, the member's spouse or unmarried dependent child. For a civilian US employee as defined by section 2105 of Title 5, United States Code, the employee's spouse, domestic partner, or unmarried dependent child, or unmarried child of the employee's spouse or domestic partner. A family member must physically reside with his or her sponsor to receive family member preference.