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Special Education Instructional Aide at Scholarship Prep - Santa Ana

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About the Employer

Welcome to Scholarship Prep - Santa Ana! As a free, public school, Scholarship Prep's Santa Ana campus prioritizes enrollment for Orange County Foster and Homeless Youth in order to provide them with a high quality TK-8 education and continuum of support. All students are welcomed and supported via a rigorous academic curriculum, a comprehensive support system, and a diverse educational experience incorporating project-based learning, athletics, and the arts.

Job Information

Date Posted: 5/30/2019 Application Deadline: 2/10/2020 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: Up to six (6) hours/day, five (5) days/week during school days.
Salary: $16-$18.50/hour based on experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Dennise Allotey Email: dallotey@scholarshipschools.org
Phone: 7147953498
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   


Scholarship Prep is seeking dynamic, engaging, and passionate difference-makers for our student “Scholars” for our Santa Ana campus.

Our staff must believe wholeheartedly that all students have the inherent ability to succeed. Moreover, they must be committed towards ensuring the school is a place where students, staff, and the community want to be in order to work collectively towards our mission and vision. 

Position Overview

Under general supervision, the Special Education Instructional Aide assists students with disabilities to meet their physical and emotional requirements in the classroom; assists teachers in the supervision and training of students in special educational programs by relieving them of routine paraprofessional instructional and clerical duties; performs a variety of instructional support duties in developing life skills and/or physical care activities; and performs related duties as required.

About Scholarship Prep

Scholarship Prep provide free, public charter schools aimed at establishing a sustainable education program where scholarship is the standard, diversity is treasured, and parents are partners in student achievement. 

Utilizing a university-inspired, college scholarship concept, our students will understand that by achieving academic, athletic, and/or arts excellence, a broader array of possibilities and options exist for future endeavors in higher education.  

Ultimately, our goal is that EVERY student will one day have the opportunity to attend college and perhaps receive a college scholarship, earn a degree, and give back to their community.

Our founders, former California Senator Gloria Romero and charter school developer Jason Watts, saw an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students and families in underserved communities by laying the foundation for students to succeed in college and career. 

Their goal was to create not only a fun and engaging atmosphere for students and staff, but also a collegiate-inspired environment that will motivate students to attend school and excel. Each classroom will not be identified by number.  Rather, students will be in UCLA, Harvard, Stanford, etc, further establishing a "college feel".  

Scholarship Prep provides an enthusiastic and supportive environment for our staff, including dynamic leadership and professional development embedded within our work calendar.

Scholarship Prep’s instructional program is based on the tenets of academic rigor, student engagement, innovation, and creativity.  As a Project-Based Learning (PBL) modeled school, Scholarship Prep teachers mixes learning technologies and interactions resulting in a socially supportive, constructive learning experience. We utilize digital content and instructional technology to create a unique classroom environment, which allows students to grow as independent learners.

Duties & Responsibilities

As part of their duties and responsibilities, the Instructional Aide:


  • Assists the teacher in the areas of a special educational program in which assigned
  • Assists in student diagnosis to help design IEPs
  • Assists in the various areas of the instructional program
  • Works with individuals, small groups, or entire class in presenting instructional materials
  • Assists the teacher with accommodating and modifying instructional methods for students with special needs
  • Assists the teacher in the training of basic academic, social and physical skills necessary to care for individual needs
  • Understands effective methods to deal with behavioral outbursts and other forms of resisting authority
  • Accompanies students to/from playground and/or cafeteria
  • Assists students requiring specialized health care procedures and address immediate health care needs to allow students to function in a school environment
  • Assists in pupil assessment
  • Performs record keeping duties as assigned, including grading of tests
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Scholarship Prep

  • Believe that all students have the inherent talents and abilities to be successful in college and career
  • Be part of a dynamic and inspirational team of educational leaders
  • Contribute to the design of a comprehensive curriculum that will enable student growth and provide the foundation for skill mastery
  • Utilize up-to-date research to plan, prepare, and implement lesson plans that incorporate a variety of instructional strategies and differentiate teaching based on the diverse and individual needs of all students
  • Model and teach the values of Scholarship Prep
  • Implement behavior management techniques to create a nurturing, safe, and structured learning environment
  • Maintain high expectations for students’ achievement and conduct
  • Develop and administer a variety of assessments to measure students’ growth towards goals and monitor student mastery  
  • Build positive and trusting relationships with students, families, and community members
  • Communicate and collaborate professionally with teammates, parents, and the school community


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree with related major preferred OR 2 years of college (48 semester units) OR AA degree (or higher)
  • Work experience in related field preferred
  • Course work in the areas of tutoring, child guidance or related subjects may be substituted for the preferred work experience




Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Three recent letters required)
  • Resume

    • Letter of Introduction
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Three recent letters required)
    • Resume


      Application Deadline

      2/10/2020 11:55 PM Pacific

      Date Posted



      Dennise Allotey

      Number of Openings



      $16-$18.50/hour based on experience

      Length of Work Year

      Up to six (6) hours/day, five (5) days/week during school days.

      Employment Type

      Part Time