Special Education Aide

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ResponsiveEd Published: June 22, 2018
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School Summary:

At Founders Classical Academies we promote a two-thousand-year-old liberal arts and sciences tradition. Our school is classical, but it is also, in a manner of speaking, cutting edge. In fact, we promote the somewhat countercultural notion that students are made for, and should be educated for, much more than jobs and careers. We view students for who and what they are, dignified human beings endowed with natural rights and gifts. With this in mind, we have a tremendous responsibility to help parents cultivate students and their gifts so they can live good and happy lives in a state of liberty. This is the essence of a liberal arts education.

Position Summary:

Assist special education teachers to provide for the instructional needs of students with disabilities.  Assist in the implementation of classroom programs, including behavior management and instructional programs.  Assist individual and small groups of students with their assignments.  Work under the general supervision of the principal and immediate direction of the Special Education teacher



  • Education/Certification
  • Educational Aide certification required (must be able to obtain soon after employment)
  • Meet ONE of the following minimum requirements: 48 hours of college credit, Pass the THEA or Master Teacher Exam,  Completed an accredited course for a Paraprofessional meetings standards set forth by No Child Left Behind
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from an accredited College or University (preferred)
  • Teacher’s Certificate (preferred)


  • 6+ months experience working for Public or Private School
  • Experience working with students with disabilities (preferred)
  • Six months to one-year related experience or training (preferred)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)


  • Passion for students, especially students with disabilities
  • Ability and patience to work interactively with students, especially students with disabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills to implement multiple and diverse programs
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist teacher to prepare instructional materials and classroom displays
  • Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom
  • Assist with inventory, care, and maintenance of materials and equipment
  • Assist teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports
  • Assist in the implementation of ARD identified accommodations
  • Conduct instructional activities as directed by the special education teacher for individual students or small groups of students
  • Demonstrate support for student management policy
  • Assume responsibility for learning how to work with student’s individual needs
  • Help supervise special education students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom; this may include some campus duties
  • Keep special education teacher informed of special education student progress/needs
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned
  • Perform special projects, during and after normal business hours, and other duties as assigned

Equipment Used:


All equipment required to perform jobs duties and task previously described.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.