Job Description


The Exceptional Education Teacher Assistant assists the Exceptional Education and General Education Teacher with instruction and medically relevant support for students with disabilities. This position assists with academic and functional curriculum. The Exceptional Education Teacher Assistant may provide adult support with daily living skills such as feeding, dressing, grooming and toileting, that correlate to mandatory Medicaid billing, and enhancement of present levels of performance, behavioral support, reinforcement of therapy goals, and job skills. Degree and level of support is based on grade level and student need. Transition and community-based tasks are specific to secondary students. The assignments and locations for this position will vary based on student need, planned leave, requests, daily absences and vacancies; therefore, flexibility and travel between school sites will be required. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Completion of an AZ Dept. of Education-approved Academic Assessment Test OR Associate’s (or higher) degree OR Two-years (60 Semester-Hour credits) of post high school general education studies.
One year of experience working with youth or children

Computer skills, including the ability to use email.
Verbal & written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions
Copy of diploma, transcripts, or test results must be submitted at the time of application

Special Education experience
Experience working with children with disabilities
Experience working with children or adults in a vocational setting


FBI fingerprint background check.
Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization
CPR and First Aid Certification - Certification must be maintained current during course of employment
Physical Examination with Lift Test to be done by one of the clinics with which the District contracts (Category B) and sign a Medical History form
Valid Driver's License
MVReport - showing no more than the allowable points against Driver’s License as described under Governing Board Policy: EEB-R-1 Business and Personnel Transportation Services - Transportation by Employees.
Reliable mode of personal transportation with evidence of insurance compliance greater than or equal to the state required minimum for car insurance as described under Governing Board Policy: EEB-R-1 Business and Personnel Transportation Services - Transportation by Employees
Must release Social Security Number to be eligible for [Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System] AHCCCS-Provider ID Number
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training


Effective: 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR
Location: Exceptional Education Department - Sites vary
Classification: White Collar

FTE: .88 FTE - 7 hours per day - 3 positions available
Work Calendar: 9 month

Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

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Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Dr. Sabrina Salmon
Title Sr. Director of Exceptional Education
Phone 1-520-225-6610
Applications will be accepted
Monday, March 11, 2024 12:00 AM  -
Monday, September 2, 2024 11:59 PM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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