Special Education Aide / Paraprofessional

POSTED ON 1/18/2023 AVAILABLE BEFORE 7/19/2023

Job Posting for Special Education Aide / Paraprofessional at California Creative Learning Academy

The California Creative Learning Academy (CalCreative) is looking for a Special Education Aide to start immediately. This is part time employment with 29 hours/week.

About CalCreative:

CalCreative is an innovative non-profit public elementary school serving a socio-economically, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student population. Our mission is to provide a high quality public education that embraces learning in and through the arts as part of a balanced learning environment. Please visit our website at www.CalCreative.org for more information.

How to Apply (Please make sure you meet our minimum requirements. Thank you.):

- Send an email to the address above with the subject "Special Education Aide"

- Include a Cover Letter

- Include your résumé as an attachment in Pages, Word or PDF format

- Please DO NOT call the school regarding employment

Compensation:

$21.00/hr. 29 hours/week, additional stipends available for specific responsibilities

Starting date:

Immediately

Thank you for your interest in our school.

J O B D E S C R I P T I O N

Special Education Aide / Paraprofessional Position: During school days

Employment Type: Part Time

DEFINITION: Working in collaboration with the special education teacher, the general education teacher, and other school staff, the Special Education Aide will help to implement instructional accommodations and provide support (i.e. behavioral, social-emotional, and physical) for students with disabilities in a heterogeneous inclusion classroom.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB DUTIES:

(Any one position may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions within this classification.)

  • Work with students having special needs and/or difficult behaviors
  • Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward students of varied age groups, and varied disabilities.
  • Supports instruction to individuals or small groups of students with special needs as assigned.
  • Under the direction of the BID, implement the student’s Behavior Treatment Plan / Behavior Intervention Plan as needed.
  • Appropriately manage student behavior and guide student toward more acceptable social behaviors.
  • Assist student in all aspects of toileting, which may include diapering and lifting on and off the toilet, changing tables and mats when trained by appropriate staff.
  • Encourages appropriate interactions with peers, modeling social skills as needed.
  • Assist in student assessments as appropriate.
  • Collect data on a daily basis to gather information used to revise the Behavior Intervention Plan and to develop annual IEP goals and objectives
  • Maintain appropriate documentation, records, and reports.
  • Support student through transition into new education settings.
  • Supervise student at recess and lunch time as needed
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher to implement student’s IEP goals and objectives
  • Consult and collaborate with site staff (especially the special education teacher and classroom teacher) about student progress
  • Learn to utilize a variety of appropriate instructional materials and procedures in the enhancement of a training and educational environment.
  • Perform routine clerical tasks and operate a variety of educational and office related machines and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In accordance with California Code of Regulations 5 CCR 3065(e) candidates for this classification must meet the following standards:

1. The equivalent of graduation from high school (Verification will be required for high school graduation, college units, and degrees.) Other minimum qualifications:

2. Pass a Department of Justice background check (Livescan)

3. Pass a TB (tuberculosis) screening/testing

4. Must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a strong desire to work with children, especially those with special needs, including behavioral challenges.
  • One year of paid or volunteer experience working with school-age children
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children and adults.
  • Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. * First Aid and CPR training desirable.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of child growth and development and developmental behavior
  • Must be able to become certified non-violent crisis interventions such as the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) or in Behavioral Safety Emergency Training (BSET).
  • Behavior management strategies and techniques relating to pupils experiencing behavioral difficulties;
  • Knowledge and understanding of positive behavioral interventions and applied behavior analysis;
  • Appropriate English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar;
  • Familiarity with computers, including the ability to navigate internet based applications and the use of a keyboard and mouse to enter data.
  • Able to bend at waist, kneel, or crouch to assist students.
  • Able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Able to lift and carrying of weights up to 25 pounds.
  • Routine record storage, retrieval, and management procedures.'

'Work Remotely * No

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $21.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-'19 unless they meet the requirements for medical or religious exemptions. All staff are also required to wear masks while they are on campus and to test regularly for COVID-19.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Special education: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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