This posting for a Full Time/Permanent Special Education Assistant, this position is eligible for benefits.  



Primary Function:

Works under the direction of a professional staff member to support and assist in the delivery of instructional programs and support services to students with special needs and disabilities.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Assist students (individually or in groups) with assigned class work to reinforce learning, concepts and skills.
  • Assist staff with classroom management, implementation of positive behavior support plans, and the preparation and duplicating of class materials.
  • Assist with the supervision and care of students in the classroom, lunchroom, playground, field trips and other assigned areas.
    • Assist students in the use of personal medical equipment (e.g., augmentative communication devices).
    • Assist students with personal care needs and daily living activities including, but not limited to, lunchroom, rest room, personal hygiene, essential life functions, moving about the facility, into and out of transportation and clothing.
    • Keep inventories, and records and perform other clerical duties as directed.
    • Prepare bulletin boards.
      • Assist with testing process and procedures and checks tests, quizzes, and workbook exercises as assigned.
      • Assist teachers and students with audio-visual materials.
      • Attends in-service and training programs, and school/parent meetings as requested.
      • Maintains confidentiality of information.
      • Perform all other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Other Job Duties

  • Assistants may carry out teacher-planned instruction.
    • Assistants may maintain oversight of the classroom when the teacher is temporarily not available.
    • Assistants may report observational data to professional school personnel.
      • Assistants may assist the teacher/supervisor/principal with student discipline.



Minimum Qualifications:

Work Environment:

Terms of Employment: In accordance with the MNESPA Agreement


If you are offered a position with Marple Newtown School District, please be advised that the following information will be required before you are able to begin working:


State Police Clearance (Act 34) - complete online and print your results immediately

Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) - effective 12/31/14, submit electronically

FBI Fingerprints (Act 114) - register & pay online, then go to the fingerprint location of your choice to be printed


School Health Record - includes physical & TB test from within a year

Act 24 (PDE Form 6004) - Arrest/Conviction Report

PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release -

A separate form must be completed for:

  1. Current employer; and
  2. All former employers that were school entities; and
  3. All former employers where you were in a position that involved direct contact with children.


The Marple Newtown School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability or other legally protected classification.  This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 610-359-4380.