JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Superintendent/Principal, and the assigned certificated teacher, assists is the instructional program and behavioral management of physically , emotionally and learning disabled students; provides instruction and a positive role model to student in basic living skills social interactions and academic development; prepares, duplicates, and distributes instructional materials and performs other related duties as required. Primarily working one-on-one with special needs students. May be asked to supervise large or small groups of students in the classroom, on the playground, and lunch area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of basic child guidance principles and practices. Proficiency in correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Skill in basic clerical skills and record keeping methods. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to tutor individual and small groups of children. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to recognize scope of authority. Possess skills in working with the public and community. Exhibits a professional demeanor that establishes a desirable example for children. Training and experience working with Special Education students required.
TYPICAL DUTIES: Assist the teacher in modifying curriculum and instruction to meet the special needs of individual students. Assist in implementing Individualized Education Program (IEP). Monitor the social, emotional and academic needs of a special needs student. Reinforce instruction with individuals and small groups of students as directed by the teacher. Answer questions, assist students, and lead groups in literacy activities and other learning activities. Perform clerical duties. Set up work areas, play areas, displays, and bulletin boards. Assist in monitoring student conduct in the classroom, the playground, and other school areas. Accompany students on study trips. Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom environment.
ABILITY TO: Effectively communicate with students, parents, and co-workers. Act quickly with mature judgment. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Respect confidentiality. Supervise students in a variety of settings.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Experience working with and supervising school aged children including physically, emotionally and learning disabled students.
Preference given to candidates who have experience/training:
- Working one-on-one or with small groups with students on the Autism spectrum
- Implementing positive behavior strategies/plans
- Using Discreet Trials
LICENSES AND OTHER CERTIFICATES:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Instructional Aide Proficiency Test Certificate
- Possession of or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, First Aid/CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency.
CHARACTERISTICS: Possess good health and freedom from communicable diseases; good physical condition, agility and strength commensurate with the duties of the class; honesty; industry; initiative; dependability and good judgment in conjunction with position duties; loyalty and other related qualities.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Primarily indoor classroom and school environment. Light to moderate physical effort, standing and/or walking for extended periods of time. Lifting and moving of instructional materials/equipment. Daily contact with students, teacher, all school and District staff. Frequent contact with parents and community members.
1. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
2. All employees must present a social security card and picture ID
3. Proof of negative TB skin test taken within the last four (4) years
4. Successful completion of a preplacement physical, including drug and alcohol screening, is required. This physical will be scheduled for you at district expense and you will be notified of time and date.
5. Fingerprints for submission to the Department of Justice; employment is subject to a successful criminal check.
6. The Dehesa School District has an Organizational Security Agreement in place with the California School Employees’ Association, which requires all new regular employees to join the association or pay service fees.
7. All applicants must pass a basic skills test