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Special Education Assistant
Summary
Title:Special Education Assistant
ID:1097
Industry:Education
Location:Los Angeles CA
Description

SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT

Los Angeles CA

 

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As a Special Education Assistant, you will assist teachers by caring for the physical needs of students with disabilities and helping in their training and education through the presentation of educational materials or exercises. This is a Temporary position for a local school district. Each applicant will need to pass a background screening once an official offer of employment is extended.

 

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TYPICAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

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  • Performs a variety of activities pertinent to training, physical care, disciplining, and tutoring in order to inculcate habits, knowledge, and skills in students with disabilities.
  • Assists teachers in implementing lessons or portions of lessons to a student or a group of
  • students, check the accuracy of work and presents additional assignments as directed by a teacher.
  • Helps students to use books, classroom materials, and equipment.
  • Adjusts or rephrases portions of text and classroom instructions.
  • Keeps routine records related to recording attendance, grades, test scores, and lunch money.
  • Assists teachers with the use of electronic equipment and presentation of materials and methods to reinforce lessons to students.
  • Assists teachers in directing activities for assigned groups of students.
  • Lifts students in and out of holding or locomotive devices and on and off buses when trained by appropriate staff.
  • Assists students with all aspects of toileting which may include diapering and lifting on and off the toilet, changing tables, and mats as trained by appropriate staff.
  • Assists students with the use of mobility equipment, such as leg braces, walkers, mobile standers, and tricycles as trained by appropriate staff.
  • Assists teachers in working with students who may be demonstrating such behaviors as hitting, biting, scratching, and running, and works as a member of a team to implement the behavior support plan and/or crisis plan as trained by appropriate staff.
  • Under the teacher’s direction, participates in data collection on behaviors as part of behavior support plan development and implementation.
  • Assists teachers in maintaining an environment conducive to learning and encouraging appropriate behavior by the students using a consistent team approach.
  • Assists teachers in carrying out positive reinforcement procedures and reactive strategies identified in a behavior support plan. 
     

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QUALIFICATIONS

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  • High School Diploma (Required)
  • Associates Degree (Preferred, but not required)
  • Cleared TB Test (No more than 6 months since last reading)
  • A First-Aid Certificate issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross must be kept valid during the term of employment. (Required)
  • A CPR Certificate issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross must be kept valid during the term of employment. (Required)
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds (Required)
  • Previous experience working in healthcare (Preferred)
  • 1-3 Years experience



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POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Part Time, (All positions are Temporary)

PAY RATE: TBD

SHIFTS: TBD

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