School Based Instructional Aide

The Abrite Organization Santa Cruz , CA 95065

Posted 2 months ago

School Aide/Instructional Assistant (IA)

The ABRITE Organization

The ABRITE Organization is seeking Instructional Assistants (IA's) to provide classroom support to children 5 to 18 years of age in Santa Cruz County.

Why Choose ABRITE?

We know you have many choices and yet there has never been a better time to make a difference and do work that you LOVE!

  • Competitive Pay & $500 Hiring Bonus

  • Paid Training and Career Advancement Opportunities

  • Hands on experience for those looking to build their resume

  • Full-time positions available for those demonstrating exemplary performance in part-time position

  • Full-time positions have a benefits package

Details of the position:

The goal of the program is mainstreaming and facilitating classroom participation for learners on the autism spectrum for learners' kindergarten through eighth grade. Instruction is structured and data collection occurs on all behavior IEP goals.

Instructional Assistants work in the schools and IAs are typically where an applicant begins to gain experience working in the schools. The IA position is a good fit for someone with desire to work in the school but currently lacking the experience of doing so. The desired applicant must be available from 8 - 3 p.m. 2-5 days a week as IA's work with students throughout the day and this position is within a school setting. Tuesday and Thursday availability is very desirable.

All IA's are provided with training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in order to understand how to support a learner in a classroom setting.

IA Position Distinction (to aid in understanding this position from our other BI school or RBT positions)

  • Supports student(s) by implementing outlined behavior intervention plans, reinforcement ("reward") systems, and/or use of strategies designed to promote student participation in academic instruction

  • Student behavior intervention plans address less severe behaviors such as tantrumming, noncompliance, and/or verbal aggression.

  • Students supported at the IA level are often, but not always, placed in general education classrooms.

  • Students do not require emergency-based intervention. No training in emergency-based intervention training is needed

Training provided:

  • Initial training is approximately 12 hours

  • Ongoing Training:

  • In-vivo observation and feedback (1-2/month)

  • Monthly group-format training (2hrs/month)

What We Seek:

  • Energetic person who enjoys working with children

  • Reliable, responsible individual who enjoys working with a team of professionals

  • Interested in a career path in education, psychology, or teaching

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must have your own car and valid driver's license

  • Must be able to lift and/or pull 50 pounds, with or without accommodation

  • All applicants must be vaccinated as we currently have a mandatory vaccine contingency against COVID-19.

Positions available in SANTA CRUZ COUNTY.

Who We Are:

The ABRITE Organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children with autism and other developmental related delays. We provide intervention services based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and our services are provided throughout northern and southern California.


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School Based Instructional Aide

The Abrite Organization