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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 70954 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008714 

Salary:  $18,567.40 - $20,067.40 

Posting Closing Date: 08/27/2019 

POSITION TITLE:  Instructional Assistant I


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Physical Education


FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 months:  $18,567.40 - $20,067.40 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS: Completion of 60 college semester hours from an accredited institution; or Associate of Arts Degree or higher; or a High School Diploma and a score of 464 or higher on the Para Pro Assessment.  **Proof of College Semester Hours; or AA Degree; or Para Pro and High School Diploma will need to be provided at time of interview**


PREFERRED: Ability to work with deaf/hard of hearing students and blind/visually impaired students.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 N San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 3:00pm; Schedule may vary.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The incumbent of this position works as an Instructional Assistant in a state-mandated physical education program.  Assists PE teacher with:  instruction, redirection of students who are off-task, behavior management, role playing, planning and preparation for field trips and special events, recordkeeping, attendance; Develops learning materials for students (independently or as directed by the PE teacher).  Supervises students during school time, lunch time, recess time, and before and after school hours.  Writes and submits student occurrence reports to the assistant principal on significant occurrences. Substitutes and maintains the instructional momentum of the program in the absence of the teacher.  Assist in providing continuous and systematic evaluation of students and programs. Assist in providing structure and supervision that will ensure safety of all students with consideration to readiness, progression of skills, and care of facilities. Accompanies students on scheduled appointments and medical trips.  Schedule may change to include boarding duties, such as: Supervises and instructs students in self-care skills and activities of daily living.  Writes and submits written reports to the Director of Student Life on significant happenings during the residential period.  Serves as a liaison between the boarding and classroom program.  Performs other tasks as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Knowledge of First Aid, CPR-PR, AED, CPI, Lifeguarding, and emergency treatment; Ability to serve as positive role models of personal  health, fitness, skill, knowledge of curriculum and instruction, enjoyment of participating in physical activities, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to student needs; Knowledge in the use of various teaching  methods, use of equipment, and instructional strategies that personalize physical education and permit student to attain optimum personal growth; Skill in structuring equitable instruction, participation, and competition with regard to student age gender, ability, interest, and developmental  maturation; Knowledge with skill development both personal and teaching, in the areas of fundamental movement patterns, games, sports, dance, and aquatics (certified life-guard or ability to obtain); Ability to accommodate the needs of exceptional students; Ability to assist in monitoring the medical status of students within the class;  Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of work constantly to move objects; Ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at waist; Ability to stand for sustained period of time.  Knowledge of principles and techniques of effective communication; Ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to implement and maintain individual programs for students;  Ability to instruct deaf and/or blind persons in social and daily living skills; Ability to communicate in the appropriate modes for assigned students; Ability to document and follow through on behavior programs; Ability to assist teacher with small group and individual activities; Ability to write reports and to pay attention to details; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to supervise and transport/escort students independently; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPI and CPR.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain Intermediate proficiency in sign language within one year of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on August 27, 2019.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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