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2A Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Education Assistant, (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s School for the Blind is seeking to fill a Special Education Assistant position.  The incumbent of this position will be responsible for the classroom care of students in the school’s education program.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have the following:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency;
  • The ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children; and
  • New York State certification as a Teaching Assistant, or be eligible to obtain such certificate within one (1) year of employment.**
Preferred Qualification: 

Preference may be given to candidates who have the following:

  • Experience working with severe to profoundly disabled and/or blind/sensory impaired children;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an educational team; and
  • Possession of, or willing to secure, an Article 19A school bus driver certification.
Conditions of Employment: 

Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment.  Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense.  This will be a 10-month position.  Hours for this position are Monday through Friday - 6:45am/7:00am to 2:45pm/3:00pm.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits

*Leads to a maximum salary of $35,435-$36,654 with annual performance advances.
**Employees who have not obtained certification within one (1) year of employment will be terminated.


Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; applicants will be contacted when a vacancy is available.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to You must include the Box number (SEA - Batavia) of the position in the subject line of your email and in all correspondence to ensure receipt of your application.

Negotiating Unit: 
$25,635-$26,853* (depending on qualifications)
Box #: 
SEA - Batavia
Email Address: 
New York State School for the Blind

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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