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Instructional Assistant - Behavior Support at Palo Alto Unified School District

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Job Information

Date Posted: 2/3/2020 Application Deadline: 2/27/2020 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 10 Months
Salary: Range 29 ($27.03 - $32.85/Hr.) Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Stacey Ramirez Email: sramirez@pausd.org
Location: Palo Alto Unified
Department: Special Education

Job Summary

Job Summary

RESPONSIBILITIES: To assist a certificated teacher(s) in the instruction and supervision of special education student(s) by assisting with instructional support and child care activities and prescribed specialized one-to-one and/or small group services. Employees in this classification receive direct to general supervision from a certificated teacher(s). Where appropriate, employees in this classification will receive training and indirect supervision by District Behaviorist or District BCBA of behavior management procedures. This job class provides responsible support and follow-through activities as specified in the student’s Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.). Specific Duties Include: • Assist the teacher with the development and presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises; • Tutor students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow up learning activity; • Assist in the management and shaping of student behavior through data collection and use of positive reinforcement strategies; • Auditory and visual monitoring of students both inside the classroom and during outside activities; • May perform clerical duties such as filing or duplicating materials; • Maintain student discipline in the absence of the teacher; • Assist in maintaining a neat, orderly, and attractive learning environment; • Perform all related duties as assigned. Essential Skills Include the Ability to: • Understand the behavior needs of assigned child and to effectively relate to these needs in a learning and/or recreational situation; • Learn the physical requirements and/or specific needs of assigned special education student; • Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner; • Maintain confidentiality of student records; • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; • Maintain calm and patience in stressful situations; • Establish and maintain cooperative and

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications


          Application Deadline

          2/27/2020 11:55 PM Pacific

          Date Posted



          Number of Openings



          Range 29 ($27.03 - $32.85/Hr.)

          Length of Work Year

          10 Months

          Employment Type

          Part Time


          Palo Alto Unified


          Special Education