Special Education Aide (X3)

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ResponsiveEd Published: June 22, 2018
Location
Lewisville, Texas
Job Type
Category

Description

Primary Purpose:

Classical Academy academic programs are based on the belief that successful students become successful adults. Our core curriculum is specifically formulated to prepare students to succeed in college. This preparation includes crucial, fundamental, academic courses with a special emphasis on American civics, followed by more advanced courses. Our interest is in educating the whole person, instilling both knowledge and values that will serve both the student and our society in years to come. We wholeheartedly agree with President Theodore Roosevelt’s belief that an intellectual education without the benefit of moral training creates a menace to our society. For this reason, our Classical Academies are committed to providing not only quality education but also training in character growth

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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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)

Experience

  • 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.