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ESY Instructional Aide Job – WISCA – Sharpsburg

The Watson Institute is hiring Instructional Aides for the ESY (Extended School Year) program in the WISCA program at our Sharpsburg location, located 6 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. All training and program dates are mandatory.

ESY Staff Training Dates: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ESY Program Dates: July 7 & 8 (Thursday & Friday); July 11 – 14 (Monday – Thursday); July 19 – 22 (Tuesday – Friday); July 25 – 28 (Monday – Thursday); staff hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Employment Type: Seasonal

Location: Sharpsburg, PA

200 Linden Avenue | Sharpsburg, PA 15215


  • Instructional Planning: review activities, organize materials
  • Instructional Management: manage activities, implement review procedures, implement monitoring procedures of instruction, some instruction will be delivered online
  • Organizational Skills: relate to students, use effective interpersonal skills, participate effectively as a transdisciplinary team member, document activities, contribute to the smooth operation of the program, adhere to safety and health procedures
  • Skill Development: participate actively in the supervisory process; engage in skill development activities


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Three years’ experience working with children with disabilities preferred
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym, campus, etc.
  • Supervise students during emergency drills, play periods and community-based instruction, the ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task
  • The essential functions of the job described require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stopping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching, and brisk walking, and which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances