Special Education Aide

Location
Copperas Cove, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 25, 2021
Ref
4469
JOB TITLE: Special Education Aide
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Nonexempt
REPORTS TO: Principal and teacher(s)

PAY GRADE: 1
DAYS IN POSITION: 187
DEPT./SCHOOL: Assigned Campus

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Help special education teacher provide for the physical and instructional needs of students with disabilities in a special-education setting. Assist in the implementation of classroom programs, including self-help, behavior management, and instruction. Work under the general supervision of the principal and the immediate direction of a certified teacher.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification:

Must have one of the following:

1) 48 hours of college credit, or

2) Associate's Degree or higher, or

3) HS or GED with Region 12 Paraprofessional Academy certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to work well with children with disabilities
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Knowledge of general office equipment

Experience:
Two years experience working with children

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

1. Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations, and state and local board policy.

2. May assist students with physical disabilities according to their individual needs, including transferring them to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning.

3. Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student's special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs.

4. May assist students with physical needs and personal care including feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.

5. May assist in managing the behavior of students and crisis intervention, including restraining disruptive or dangerous physical behavior as needed.

6. May work with individual students or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher.

7. Assist in supervising students throughout the school day, both inside and outside the classroom, including lunchroom, bus duty, and playground.

8. Keep the teacher informed of any special needs or problems of individual students.

9. Assist the teacher in preparing instructional materials and classroom displays.

10. Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom.

11. Assist in inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.

12. Assist the teacher in keeping administrative records and preparing required reports.

13. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.

14. Maintain confidentiality.

15. Participate in staff-development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as needed.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Wheelchair lift, ramps, personal computer, copier, typewriter, and audio-visual equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands:
Reading; ability to communicate effectively (verbal); and maintain emotional control under stress.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing; stooping; bending; kneeling; pushing and pulling; regular heavy lifting of students. Exposed to biological hazards, including bacteria and communicable diseases.

Copperas Cove ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact: Director of Human Resources, (254) 547-4460, 408 S MAIN, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

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