Job Title: Early Childhood Instructional Aide
Reports to: Principal and Teacher assigned
Dept./School: Assigned Campus
Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt
202 - Early Childhood aide
Days Per Year: 187
Assist special education and regular education teacher in providing for instructional and physical needs of learners with disabilities in the general and special education settings. Assist in implementation of classroom programs including self-help, behavior management, and instructional programs. Works under the general supervision of the campus principal and under the immediate direction of the certified special education teacher.
High School Diploma or GED
48 hours of College credit or Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred
Educational Aide Certificate
Ability to work with children with disabilities
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively
Experience working with school-aged children preferred
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Assist special educator in preparing instructional materials and classroom displays.
Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom.
Help with the inventory, care and maintenance of equipment.
Assist special education teacher in collecting data to document learner IEP progress
Assist special education teacher in keeping administrative records and in preparation of required reports.
Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.
Work with learners as directed by the special education teacher to support their access to the grade level curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Support learners in general education and special education settings as assigned.
Support learners' use of digital devices for learning and assessment as assigned.
Assist learners with physical disabilities according to their needs including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting or positioning.
Assist learners with physical needs and personal care including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene.
Help manage the behavior of the learners. This includes intervening in crisis situations, utilizing de-escalation techniques, and physical management as required to abate the crisis.
Assume the responsibility for learning and adapting to each learner's special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs.
Work with individual learners or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher.
Help supervise learners throughout the school day inside and outside the classroom, including lunchroom, playground, and safe movement throughout the building.
Professional Growth and Development
Participates in staff development programs, faculty meetings and special events as assigned. This includes training in management of aggressive behaviors, if necessary.
Assist special educator in maintaining communication with campus staff working with learners.
Redirect parent queries to special educator.
Digital technology; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook); printer, copier and fax machine; and Google Apps; learner specific equipment for communication and/or physical needs.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent creative problem solving with other members of the instructional team. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive equipment. May be required to lift and position learners with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory learners. Exposure to biological hazards.
Coppell Independent School District