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Special Education Instructional Assistant

Employer
Andover Public Schools
Location
Andover, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
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Description

Under the direction of the special education teacher and/or the Special Education Program Head and in collaboration with classroom teachers, perform any combination of instructional or self-help tasks designed to enhance learning, behavior, social-emotional development, Activities-of-Daily-Living (ADLs) and access to the general curriculum by and for students with identified educational disabilities.

Responsibilities

The essential functions or duties listed below are only intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed.

1. Under the direction of the special education teacher, classroom teacher, or specialist, implement individual or small group lessons of teacher-designed materials.

2. Implement accommodations and modifications as outlined on student IEPs and as directed by the special education teacher.

3. Provide support and instruction for behavioral, self-help, and/or ADL goals, as outlined in students' IEPs, medical plans and behavioral plans.

4. Collect ongoing data as directed by the special education teacher and/or specialist staff.

5. Provide additional practice and re-teaching of discrete skills as directed by the special education teacher.

6. Provide classroom teachers with direct support in implementing IEP goals, accommodations, and modifications for students with identified educational disabilities.

7. Assist students in securing materials for lessons and in focusing on instructional materials.

8. Help students learn how to access and record their work.

9. Reinforce teacher initiated rules and protocols as they related to student procedures; implement appropriate IEP-related accommodations regarding behavioral expectations.

10. Supervise students during morning arrivals, recesses, lunch hour shift, lunch recess and student departures.

11. All other reasonably related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum of two years of college or equivalent two years experience working with children.

Ability to understand student curriculum and to implement multiple teacher-directed activities.

Knowledge of use of computers, including the application of classroom and adaptive technologies.

Supplemental Information

Andover Public Schools (APS) seeks candidates who embody our ethos, which includes valuing the identities of all students, high expectations for all students, teaching excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, and responsibility.
APS is committed to hiring and supporting a racially and ethnically diverse faculty and staff. Racially and ethnically diverse teachers produce a myriad of positive outcomes for all students, especially the most historically marginalized students.
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