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Educational Assistant I, II, III

Website Hawaii State Department of Education

Salary and Job Summary:

Educational Assistant III (SR-12)
$2,562.14* Monthly (10-month) – $2,945.00 Monthly (12-month)
Provides assistance to professional educators, counselors, social workers, and others by performing a variety of instruction-related and/or counseling or guidance support tasks; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Educational Assistant II (SR-10)
$2,368.15* Monthly (10-month) – $2,722.00 Monthly (12-month)
Provides assistance to a professional educator by performing a variety of educational related supportive tasks; receives training in instructional/counseling related tasks; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Educational Assistant I (SR-08)
$2,192.40* Monthly (10-month) – $2,520.00 Monthly (12-month)
Provides assistance to a professional educator by learning and performing duties in the control and care of students; receives training in classroom and/or guidance office operations, expected roles, and functions; and performs other related duties as assigned.

(* = includes school year differential)

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Applicants must meet the requirements as of the date of application, unless otherwise specified.

Education Requirement

High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or equivalent AND one of the following No Child Left Behind options:

  • 48 semester credits, baccalaureate level courses, from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Hawaii Department of Education. The forty-eight (48) credits may be from various programs or academic subject areas. In addition, of the 48 credits from baccalaureate level courses, 3 must have been for math and 3 for English courses.
  • An Associate in Arts (AA) or Science (AS) degree or higher from an accredited institution recognized by the Hawaii Department of Education. The credits earned for the degree must include a minimum of 48 credits for courses that are baccalaureate level.
  • Successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Experience Requirement

Educational Assistant I
None

Educational Assistant II
One (1) school year of General Experience which involved direct interaction with people and which demonstrated the ability to provide and elicit information and to observe, evaluate and take action or report accurately on different situations. In addition, there must be evidence of demonstrated ability to organize materials, maintain records, and write descriptions, consisting of a few sentences, of occurrences or observations. There must also be a demonstrated awareness of basic educational programs, goals, functions, and activities which may have been gained through involvement in activities such as serving on school/community committees, advising youth groups, or taking part in parent/teacher/student meetings and activities.

Educational Assistant III
In addition to the experience required of the Educational Assistant II, one (1) school year of Specialized work Experience involving direct contact with students and which included student management (in directing activities, ensuring order, etc.). The work experience must have provided familiarity with common academic, social, behavioral, and developmental problems of students, and the opportunity to observe the resolution of these problems by professional staff, or participate in problem resolution under direction of professional staff. The work experience must also have involved using a variety of instructional materials, techniques, and equipment, and performance of specific instructional, counseling, or guidance tasks and testing routines. This type of work experience is generally gained in an educational setting by positions providing a variety of supportive services to professional personnel directly engaged in the academic, personal, social, and/or vocational development of students.

Driver’s License

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Lift and Carry

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American Sign Language (ASL)

Some positions require the use of ASL.

Substitutions Allowed
  • Possession of a Certificate of Completion in Child Services or related program from an accredited community college may be substituted for one-half (1/2) year of General Experience.
  • Successful completion of coursework in a curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Teacher Aide, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or equivalent, from an accredited community college which did not include the completion of a practicum which involved instruction-related activities may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester credits for one-half (1/2) year of the experience.
  • Successful completion of coursework in a curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Teacher Aide, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or equivalent, from an accredited community college which included the completion of practicum which involved instruction-related activities may be substituted for General and/or Specialized Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester credits for one-half (1/2) year of experience.
  • Possession of an Associate in Science degree in a field such as Teacher Aide, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or equivalent from an accredited community college which included successful completion of a practicum which involved instruction-related activities may be substituted for all of the General and all of the Specialized Experience requirements.
  • Successful completion of coursework in a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester credits for one-half (1/2) year of the experience provided that there is also a demonstrated awareness of basic educational programs, goals, functions, and activities which may have been gained through involvement in activities such as serving on school/community committees, advising youth groups, or taking part in parent/teacher/student meetings and activities.
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Education or its equivalent from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be substituted for all of the General and Specialized Experience requirements.
  • Possession of a Professional Diploma in Education or its equivalent from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be substituted for all of the General and Specialized Experience requirements.
Employment Opportunities in Temporary Positions

Some vacant positions may be temporary. Temporary positions may be extended year to year, dependent upon funding and departmental needs. Making yourself available for temporary positions increases your employment possibilities and may lead to permanent opportunities. A person hired for a temporary position may also become a temporary employee upon satisfactory completion of the initial probation period of at least six months. Once a temporary employee, you would be eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits as afforded to an employee in a permanent position, with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: https://ehr.k12.hi.us/hrprod/faces/p/ap/pages/ApJobRequestDetails.jspx?id=59188 →

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