Spanish Springs HS
Taylor Elementary School
Sky Ranch MS
Teacher aides may be assigned to a variety of special education programs or individual students who require adult support based upon their IEP’s (Individualized Education Program). Duties may include: assist students with intellectual, physical, or behavioral disabilities in boarding and de-boarding buses before and after school; assist students in reaching proper location in school; accompany students into general education classrooms; provide attendant services (diapering, toileting, washing faces, etc.) to students as needed; supports instruction in proper health and hygiene habits; performs delegated procedures such as clean intermittent catheterization, provide emergency and first aid care as necessary; move students weighing 50-80 pounds, daily and repetitively; follows proper safety procedures; prepares and helps feed students as needed; supports instruction in functional life skills; realizes individual needs of students with intellectual, physical and/or behavioral disabilities and modifies general education classroom assignments occasionally; follows behavior plans as outlined in students’ IEP’s; uses positive behavior management techniques; assists with lesson assignments; reinforces learning concepts to students; maintains discipline and order on the playground, lunchroom, library and classrooms; accompanies students on field trips; arranges and adjusts wheelchairs, oxygen hoses and other equipment as needed; communicates with special education teachers about concerns and/or observations of students; assists in maintaining bulletin boards in the classroom; may assist children with medication when trained; assists in the operation of classroom equipment or students’ assistive technology devices; assist in recording student progress towards goals and developing instructional materials and preparing graphs and charts; assists in modification of the general education curriculum; participates in district training programs when requested and receives training in and implements non-violent behavioral intervention procedures; maintains confidentiality regarding student information and records.
Education/Experience: Any education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
- Any experience that would demonstrate the ability to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities.
Knowledge of: Educational principles and techniques; student behavior and characteristics; basic discipline and positive behavior modification techniques; correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematics; current office methods and procedures including filing and records management; common office equipment and its usage; and some knowledge in communication and behavioral strategies. May need to possess various forms of communicating with the deaf through visual means (Signed English, SEE, MSE, PSE, ASI, or CUE); hearing disorders and their effects on learning and behavior; skills taught in the basic subjects included in elementary and secondary school curriculum; record keeping techniques; and computer skills.
Skill at: Securing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of students; dealing tactfully with students, parents and school personnel; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective action; basic typing/computer skills; spelling correctly; reading, writing and speaking English at a level required for successful job performance; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and summaries; organizing and distributing instructional materials; making mathematical computations; operating various office equipment; operating and maintaining audio-visual equipment; learning basic operations of communication devices; lifting using appropriate techniques; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; using positive behavioral reinforcements; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and moving students weighing as much as 50-80 pounds, daily and repetitively.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of CPI Certification. CPR Certification required.
Teacher Aide must also be at least 18 years of age; have at least a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma; and be capable of providing the type of communication services required for the person who is deaf or whose hearing is impaired.