Special Education Paraeducator Severe (Autism Program) - West Valley Learning Center - EXTERNAL POST

Patterson, CA, US
Oct 19, 2019
Special Education Paraeducator Severe (Autism Program) - West Valley Learning Center - EXTERNAL POSTING

Employer: Patterson Joint Unified School District

Date Posted: 10/18/2019

Contact: Katie Jones

Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1

Length of Work Year: 183 days

Employment Type: Part Time

Application Deadline: 10/25/2019 3:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Range G, Step 1: $16.52 per hour

Hours: 7.0 hours per day (7:45 am - 3:15 pm)

Job Description / Essential Elements:

Under general supervision, to assist in conducting intensified learning experiences for special education students in assigned areas of study. To perform a variety of clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel. Instructional assistant responsibilities are dynamic and subject to frequent changes depending on the goals set forth in the IEP process Positions in this class are distinguished by the assignment of duties in the area of working with students in the Special Education Program, both in a classroom, group or one-on
- . Incumbents assist teachers and specialists in the learning, communicative, physically, or severely handicapped programs.


• Observes behavior patterns and develops appropriate techniques to reinforce acceptable behavior.

• Assists instructional personnel with the development and presentation of learning materials and instructional exercise.

• Instruct students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow-up learning activity.

• Oversees and supervises individual or small groups during classroom activities, at lunch and recess, on field trips, transportation, and during community-based instruction.

• Assists in the development of a variety of instructional materials.

• Assist with and access student records, attendance and files.

• Operates a variety of Instructional media not limited to computers, recorders, DVD and VCR.

• Maintains discipline and continues with instructional program in the absence of the teacher for a short period of time.

• Modifies materials and implements instructional and behavior management strategies for special education students in a mainstream setting.

• Assists with procedures related to physical and medical need (seizures, suctioning, etc.).

• Assists students with self-care techniques, including toilet training, personal cleanliness, personal and feminine hygiene; assist in diapering, toilet training, feeding and other personal care as needed.

• May perform a variety of clerical duties, related to the IEP process.

• Intervene in behavior situations requiring physical intervention as needed

• Assist students in mastering in fine and gross motor skills, self-help and life skills.

• Maintain confidential nature, due process rights and procedural safeguards.

• Prepared to participate in the development of the IEP process.

• Perform other related duties as required


• High school diploma or equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade (GED).

• Associate in Arts Degree or 48 semester units (NCLB)


• Experience working with children in an educational or child care setting, or any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.


Knowledge of:

• Special needs of children with learning problems

• General needs and behavior of children

• Special Education Programs

• Direct instructional programs

• General clerical methods and procedures

• First Aid and CPR

• Sign Language (in some instances)

• English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar

• Proper procedures for handling and disposing of bodily fluids

Ability to:

• Speak and write Spanish

• Relate to students with learning disabilities

• Supervise a group or an individual child in various learning activities

• Understand and carry out oral and written directions in English

• Implement instructional activities as directed

• Maintain cooperative relationships with people contacted during the course of work

• Perform a wide variety of duties which will enhance the instruction of the special education program

• Plan materials independently for reinforcing desired learning skills

• Maintain confidentiality regarding students and school records

• Be patient and flexible in making quick changes in a daily lesson for individual or total group

• Provide feedback as to how the children are performing daily assigned tasks

• Utilize constant verbal and physical prompting skills to keep student on task and following directions.


Works under the supervision of Administrative Personnel.

Board adopted: February 4, 2008

Requirements for Applying

Online application only. In order for your application to be considered complete you must attach all required documents. District does not accept emailed or faxed documents. If you should experience problems, please contact the system administrator - Edjoin. There is a phone number and an email tab on their web site for contact information. I suggest that you check the status of your application after you apply to verify that it was either "Submitted" or "Not Submitted." It is your responsibility to confirm that your application has been submitted.

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Reference (two recent signed Letters of Reference)
  • NCLB Compliance (College degree of copies of transcripts showing proof of 48 semester units. You may also attach proof of having passed the CODESP test, or a letter explaining that you do not have the units and understand that a job offer is contingent upon passing the examination.)
  • Proof of HS Graduation
  • Resume

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