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The Special Education Aide classification is designed to serve students whose instruction is identified and specified in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Service Plan (SP). These students have learning, communication, physical and/or mild to moderate disabilities or other impairments such as emotional disturbances. Incumbents in this class perform a variety of instructional tasks in such areas as reading, writing, and mathematics. The incumbent will be assigned to work with a small group of special education students in a general education classroom. Green Dot California classified personnel are represented by the Ánimo Classified Employees Association (ACEA), an affiliate of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA).
Please note: Should you apply for this position, you will be doing so to Green Dot Public Schools California in general – not to a specific school. If a school has a Special Education Aide position open, they will review the general applicant pool for potential candidates. It is up to the school site who they choose to contact for an interview.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The classification specification does not necessarily describe all the duties that might need to be performed. The summary provides examples of typical task performed in this classification.
Under immediate supervision, follow the lead of the teacher/specialist in providing instruction and specialized services to student(s) having an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or Section 504 Service Plan (SP). Specialized services may include: facilitation of communication via assistive technology and/or communication devices, assisting in the supervision, discipline and behavior modification of student(s), as well as performing related duties as assigned
Discuss classroom learning activities with teacher/specialist to coordinate instructional efforts and to implement instructional programs.
Tutor or drill students, individually or in groups, following lesson plans and designated IEPs or SPs, in a variety of academic subjects to explain and/or reinforce learning concepts
Provide assistance to students in operating assistive technology or communication devices, microcomputers and in learning activities associated with computer assisted instruction.
Provide assistance to, participate with, or monitor students in activities such as physical exercises and/or classroom activities
Correct such student work as printing, writing, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic exercises, etc., of classroom and/or homework assignments, computer, record scores and return to students
Operate a variety of office machines and/or instructional equipment such as, copy machine, typewriter, computer, laminator, telephone, video cassette recorder, etc.
Perform a variety of classroom associated clerical work, such as typing, sorting , filing, keeping accurate records, setting up and maintaining file folders, recording attendance, completing forms and applications, collecting monies, measuring, cutting and duplicating
Prepare various teaching aids and materials such as charts, graphs, and other related items using such methods as typing, duplicating, collating, stapling and other laminating
Assist in classroom organizing activities such as displaying educational materials, preparing bulletin boards, arranging furniture to facilitate instructional needs, creating an orderly and clean classroom environment
Observe and report significant student behavior, behavioral patterns, and/or problems to the teacher/specialist. Implement behavior management programs for student(s) as designated by certificated staff
Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed students: may administer prescribed medication in accordance with established school procedure
May call parents to arrange appointments, to provide approved information about school or student, may participate in parent conference or IEP meeting at the direction or concurrence of the teacher/specialist
Understand and carry out oral and written instruction
Learn to tutor students in various subject matters and to work with students with and/or without disabilities
Adapt educational materials/manipulatives to promote the specialized learning process for students with disabilities
Work with children/adolescents having mild to moderate learning and /or physical disabilities
Motivate and encourage positive learning patterns and behavior to students with disabilities and special learning need
Assist with discipline of students in accordance with school policy
Keep accurate records
Demonstrate understanding and patience toward students with disabilities
Demonstrate confidence, tact and sound judgment
Demonstrate adaptability to changing circumstances and priorities within the learning environment
Demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively as an educational team member
Consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and other related legislation, candidates for this classification must meet the following standards:
Possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) AND one of the following:
* Completion of at least two years of college (48 units), OR
* Attainment of an AA (or higher) degree OR
* Pass a local assessment of knowledge and skills in assisting in instruction (e.g., CBEST)
You have at least six months of experience working with adolescents/children in a structured environment
*Experience working with adolescents/children requiring a specialized learning environment is preferred. Verifiable supervised experience as a volunteer in a school or related organizational activity may be substituted on an equal basis.
*Any other combination of training an experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered, however, experience cannot substitute for the required minimum education and a willingness to work collaboratively as an educational team member
You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.
The hourly rate for this position will start at $15.00 per hour, based on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.
Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We will be looking to fill current openings (if any) as soon as possible.
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