Personal Care Assistant - Special Education 18/19 SY

Sunnyside Unified School District Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 1 week ago

DEFINITION: Under close supervision, assist teachers with the delivery of education and daily living skills curriculum and provide personal care and assistance in daily living and personal hygiene skills for special education students. These activities may include behavioral support or supervision and/or toileting, medical, mobility and communication assistance for special education students.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledges, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).


Assist teachers with providing instruction for students with special needs in school/classroom setting; assist in supporting related service activities of Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education and Pool Therapy. These duties also require assistance to prepare classroom materials for instructional activities; monitor and reinforce student behavior and performance; instruct students and develop life skills through assistance with eating, toileting, dressing and hygiene activities; assist in maintaining classroom setting, preparing lessons; support positive strategies to promote behavior, daily living skills and academic instruction; communicate with parents, and assist students in a group and/or one on one basis; attend workshops and meetings when appropriate.

Assist teacher with making copies, filing paperwork, tutoring students, grading homework and tests; organize materials and prepare classroom for instruction; monitor students before and after school and during lunch/recess/specials; assist student with mobility-must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds; monitor and assists students with eating, toileting, and personal hygiene; aide in occupational and physical therapy for students throughout the school day; ensure a healthy and safe environment; clean and sanitize classroom setting, materials toys, mats, and tables; document any student-related incidents or injuries; perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of District policies and procedures

Knowledge of developmental, physical and mental delays and disorders

Knowledge of special education or special needs accommodations

Knowledge of standards for special education.

Skill in utilizing sensory/therapy equipment.

Skill in monitoring and assisting with positive learning behaviors.

Skill in assisting and monitoring students participating in Pool Therapy.

Skill in providing positive behavior supports.

Skill in effective verbal and written communication

Skill in following oral and written instructions

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.

Works requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, bending, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds. May be exposed to infectious diseases.


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Fingerprint clearance is required

Must be able to obtain CPR certification

One (1) year of childcare or classroom experience and one (1) year of working with students with special needs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Additional certifications may also be required as specified by the District.

Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.

Salary Grade: 11 Hourly Pay: $12.74 Hours per Day: 7 Days: 189

Application Procedure:

Apply online

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Care Education Assistant Inclusion

Catalina Foothills School District

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 3/17/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-15T00:00 C.A.R.E. EDUCATION ASSISTANT- INCLUSION Hiring Pay Range: $12.86 - $13.65 DOE Schedule: Monday - Friday, Part-time during after-school hours Location: Sunrise Drive Elem School, Manzanita Elem School, Canyon View Elem School or Ventana Vista Elem School Target Start Date: July 23, 2018 Tasks: One-on-one support for special needs children who attend the CARE afterschool program. Desired Skills and Experience: Skill in safely lifting, moving and working with special needs students. Skill in using specialized tools such as adaptive computer software, adaptive therapy equipment and augmentative communication devices. Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, administrators, students and parents. Associates degree and six months of working with special needs children preferred. PHYSICAL Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Special Requirements: CPR certificate and First Aide certificate are required within two (2) years of hire. Locations (Canyon View Elementary, Manzanita Elementary, Sunrise Drive Elementary, and Ventana Vista Elementary) These positions can be combined with another classified school position to increase FTE and benefit coverage. Catalina Foothills School District Tucson AZ

Personal Care Assistant - Special Education 18/19 SY

Sunnyside Unified School District