Job Title: Special Education Aide Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt
Reports to: Principal and teacher(s) Pay Grade:
Dept: Assigned Campus Date Revised: 03/2012
Help special education teacher provide for physical
and instructional needs of students with disabilities in special education
setting. Assist in implementation of classroom programs, including self-help,
behavior management, and instruction programs. Work under general supervision
of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.
High school diploma or GED
educational aide certificate
Ability to work with children with disabilities
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively
Knowledge of general office equipment
Some experience working with children
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Help teacher prepare instructional materials and
Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of
Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare
Provide orientation and assistance to substitute
Assist students with physical disabilities according to
their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or
Assist students with physical needs and personal care,
including feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
Help manage behavior of students. This includes
intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous
student behavior as needed.
Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each
student’s special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs.
Work with individual students or small groups to
develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher.
Help supervise students throughout the school day,
inside and outside the classroom. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground
Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of
Participate in staff development training programs,
faculty meetings, and special events as assigned.
Wheelchair lift, ramp, personal computer, copier,
and audiovisual equipment.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent
standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling; regular heavy
lifting of students. Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases.