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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Teacher AssistantTeacher Assistants PES Jefferson 7.31.24

TITLE: Teacher Assistant – Multiple Openings in Program for Exceptional Students

LOCATION: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES with assignments in component districts throughout Jefferson County

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: $21,000 - $21,063. Commensurate with certification/experience in keeping with the current negotiated agreement with the CSEA. Health insurance which includes vision & prescription coverage, NYS Retirement membership, tax deferred annuities, employee assistance program, and generous sick and personal day policies                    

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:               

  • Assist with instruction and assessment under the direction of the teacher
  • Assist in preparing lessons and materials
  • Employ effective management practices to support diverse student management needs and an environment conducive to learning
  • Engage in continuing professional staff development activities
$21,000 - $21,063
School Counseling Assistant (10 month, Grant Funded Position)School Counseling Assts PPD 7.21.24

TITLE: School Counseling Assistant - (Grant Funded Position) Two Positions 

LOCATION: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES with shared assignments between  LaFargeville & Copenhagen

                     Jefferson-Lewis BOCES with shared assignments between  Belleville & Sackets Harbor

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: $30,000-$35,000 Commensurate with certification/experience and in keeping with the negotiated agreement. Health insurance, which includes vision & prescription coverage, NYS Retirement membership, tax deferred annuities, employee assistance program, and generous sick and personal day policies.

STARTING DATE: August 28, 2024
                               With up to five additional per diem days in the month of August

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: School Counseling Assistants hired by the JLHHO BOCES, on behalf of the targeted schools will:

  • Assist district faculty and staff in supporting students and their families to resolve attendance, learning, behavioral, or other educational barriers.
  • Serve to support each district in implementation of the social emotional learning curriculum, Positive Action, with students in grades 6-12.
  • Act as a member of relevant district committees possibly including, but not limited to, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Team, Child Study Team, Safety Committee, Health and Wellness, SEL Teams.
  • Support grant initiatives such as development of MTSS framework, reducing Chronic Absenteeism, improving Family Engagement, increasing Graduation Rates, and incorporating Social/Emotional Learning.
  • Act on grant’s intent to reengage disconnected students lost during the pandemic by bringing them back to an educational program in the local school, at BOCES, or to workforce development or other training with the range of grant partners.
  • Focus efforts on the secondary population of students identified as most in need in terms of an MTSS framework.
  • Engage in data-based decision-making with district staff to identify student supports.
  • Assist Career and Technical Education students with finding internships or career-relevant volunteer experiences (liaising with the BOCES leaders for this), identifying barriers to such experiences (e.g., transportation) and working with district and other leaders to address these barriers, establishing pre-internship type experiences for youth including community service and volunteering.
  • Work with the School Counselors and the Community School Coordinators to fill gaps in outreach to families and students.
  • Team with district staff to make home visits to students and their families to establish rapport, obtain and relay information on students’ standing, and make referrals to community services agencies.
  • Work with the School Counselor to identify students at risk of not passing the Accuplacer in Mathematics and likely to attend community college, where it will be given as a prerequisite for credit-bearing coursework. Establish a review program, working with families and students to support buy-in and administer the assessment prior to the student enrolling.
$30,000-$35,000

THE JEFFERSON-LEWIS-HAMILTON-HERKIMER-ONEIDA BOCES (JEFFERSON-LEWIS BOCES) DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, DISABILITY, OR AGE IN ITS PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES AND PROVIDES EQUAL ACCESS TO THE BOY SCOUTS AND OTHER DESIGNATED YOUTH GROUPS. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED TO HANDLE COMPLAINTS/INQUIRIES REGARDING THE BOCES NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES: GEORGE SHAFFER III, ESQ., TITLE IX OFFICER, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, AT JEFFERSON-LEWIS BOCES, 20104 STATE ROUTE 3, WATERTOWN, NY 13601, VIA EMAIL AT GSHAFFER@BOCES.COM, OR VIA PHONE AT (315) 779-7046. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION VISIT: HTTP://WDCROBCOLP01.ED.GOV/CFAPPS/OCR/CONTACTUS.CFM FOR THE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER OF THE OFFICE THAT SERVES YOUR AREA, OR CALL 1-800-421-3481. PLEASE NOTE THAT THOSE WISHING TO FILE A COMPLAINT MAY ALSO DO SO THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AT HTTP://WWW2.ED.GOV/ABOUT/OFFICES/LIST/OCR/QA-COMPLAINTS.HTML