INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE / SPECIAL EDUCATION
Under the supervision of the
Principal/Teacher/Asst. Dir., Student Services, assists in the
instruction of special needs students (mentally and physically
handicapped and learning disabled students) requiring patience,
understanding, affection and firmness.
Assists the teacher and/or independently
instructs students within small assigned groups or individually,
making appropriate adaptations and modifications in academic,
social, vocational and survival skills.
Works with students to maintain appropriate
behavior in classroom and using behavioral modification
techniques and charts, as appropriate.
Supervises students during non-academic
activities including lunch, gym, recess, on field trips, in
hallways, bathroom and buses.
Assists with student discipline using
positive, "time out" approach, when appropriate.
Performs various clerical duties associated
with classroom and mainstream, including correcting test papers,
assists in LC/Inclusion, support of PT, OT and PE
Operates various office equipment and
classroom equipment including audio visual, personal computer for
Claris and Board maker software, Alpha Smart, Power School,
Performs self help tasks involving bathroom
and personal care.
Uses appropriate techniques for lifting and
transferring physically handicapped students.
Assists the teacher with informal student
assessment, may attend PPT, copies IEP report cards, and assists
with record keeping for instructional and/or behavioral
May substitute for absent teacher, monitoring
class, use alternative communications, such as sign language or
BESB for blind students; may submit modifications for curriculum
and documentation, if requested.
Performs other related duties as
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the requirements, practices and
procedures involved to instruct special needs students both in
small groups and individually.
Skill and sensitivity to work with mentally
and physically handicapped or learning disabled students
requiring patience, understanding, affection and firmness.
Knowledge in the operation of a personal
computer utilizing software application, Mac School, and other
office and instructional equipment.
Ability to perform clerical duties.
Ability to perform physical requirements when
lifting or transferring physically handicapped students.
Ability to discipline students in a positive
but firm manner when required.
Ability to supervise special needs students
during non-academic activities.
Ability to informally assess student behavior
and recommend improvements.
Ability to substitute and monitor classes in
the absence of the teacher.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Operates a personal computer, Mac School,
audio visual equipment, copier, fax machine, laminator,
typewriter and other standard office equipment.
REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT
Must be able to sit or stand at an assigned
location, walk long halls on different floors, work
continuously for extended periods of time, bending, reaching,
lifting and transferring physically handicapped students
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum)
Graduation from high school plus specialized
training and 6-9 months of related experience or