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Instructional Aide II - Special Education

Job in Hacienda Heights - Los Angeles County - CA California - USA
Other locations: City of Industry, CA
La Puente, CA
Part Time position
Listed on 2019-12-12
Salary 17.7 USD Hourly USD 17.7 HOUR
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Special Education, Special Education Assistant, Teacher Assistant
  • Teaching
    Special Education Teacher
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Instructional Aide II - Special Education (Female/Male)
THE POSITION:
Under the supervision of an administrator, performs a variety of instructional activities and support activities for students with severe disabilities.

WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT. If you need assistance applying online, please visit our office or contact us at (626) 933-3920.

APPLICANT FILING INFORMATION: This recruitment is open to the public. An eligibility list will be established to fill vacancies for full time, part time, evening, summer, and substitute positions throughout the duration of the eligibility list. Eligibility lists typically last for six months. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Pursuant to PC Rule 6.2.10, the eligibility list established for this recruitment may be used for another related classification at the same or lower salary. Salary placement will be on Range 18 of the CSEA Salary Schedule "B." Initial salary placement for new employees is customarily at step 1 ($17.70 per hour) of this 6-step salary range.

NOTE: Answers to the supplemental questions, and proof of your highest obtained education or transcripts must be submitted with your application. You may upload the documents to your online application, or fax them to Jennifer Chen at (626) 333-7416.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Tutors individuals and small groups of students to reinforce and follow up learning activities.
Assists instructional personnel in the implementation of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).
Monitors and assists students in the bathroom, on the playground, and other assigned areas.
Assists students with personal physical needs (e.g. diapering, using restroom, menstrual cycle needs and/or changing bag for students with colostomy, catheterizing, and g-tube feeding).
Assists teachers and other professional personnel with instructional and behavioral management activities and strategies with students experiencing interruptions of the learning process due to special needs.
Assists in the implementation of instructional motor skills for Individuals With Exceptional
Needs (IWENs) to include physical education.
Assists students in learning bathroom skills and eating skills.
Prepares Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE) equipment for individual students and lifts students in and out of equipment.
Assists in the loading and unloading of students from buses and the transferring of students to and from classrooms.
Assists in the maintenance of student discipline.
Performs a variety of special education related clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel.
Performs custodial duties such as laundry, trash disposal, sweeping and cleaning of restrooms (i.e., potty chairs and portable urinals).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires all paraprofessionals who provide instructional assistance to possess a high-school diploma or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent AND ONE of the following:

1. A minimum of 48 semester or 72 quarter units of college coursework.
2. An Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
3. Pass an assessment that demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to assist in teaching, reading, writing and mathematics.

Experience:
One year of paid or volunteer experience within an educational or child care setting, preferably serving orthopedically/severely disabled students supplemented with Child Development Core Classes.

Special:
A Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by a recognized training program must be secured within six months after appointment and kept valid during the term of employment.

Successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination. Absence of back problems or any other physical impairments that might preclude the performance of physical labor or lifting must be evident.
Gender is a bona fide occupational qualification for some of these positions and is determined by whether or not the position works in and around males or females in the bathroom and performing sensitive physical needs of male or female students.

IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:
Knowledge of:
Concepts of child development and child behavior characteristics.
Student behavior management techniques and strategies. Learning problems of children with special educational needs. Basic First Aid procedures.

Ability to:
Exercise judgment and initiative and reach sound decisions within established policies and guidelines.
Be attentive and alert to medical or safety needs of students. Tolerate strong odors.
Learn simple methods and procedures, and effectively utilize training received on the job.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Maintain accurate and current records and reports.
Successfully adjust to interruptions in work schedules and routines on short notice.
Be dependable, following through with policies and procedures and be relied upon to be at work on time daily.
Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward children. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Deal with interpersonally challenging situations calmly and diplomatically to diffuse tension.


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Position Requirements
High School,   1 to 2 Years work experience
Questions to answer on applying for this job
  • Are you willing and able to work with children/adults who have autism which is a developmental disability that affects how a child processes and responds to information, which may result in limited ability to understand, communicate, learn, and participate in social relationships?
  • Are you willing and able to work with children/adults who have health problems which may include heart conditions, chronic lung disease, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, diabetes, genetic impairments, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or some other illness?
  • Are you willing and able to clean up bodily fluids (i.e. vomit, blood, urine, saliva, mucus)?
  • If you were trained in the following procedures, would you be willing and able to diaper an older child and/or adult, help a student with menstrual cycle or bathroom needs, change a student's colostomy pouch, suction a tracheotomy, and work with gastric feeding tubes?
  • Are you willing and able to work with children/adults who are severely orthopedically impaired and have a physical disability that slows down or prevents normal physical and motor development, which interferes with skill development?
Contact Information
Contact Name: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Contact Phone: 6269333925
Preferred method of contact: Telephone Inquiry
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