The job of Inst Asst 3 / Special Ed is done for the purpose/s of providing services to students with disabilities in order to increase student achievement and graduation rates.
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Prepares and implements specialized instruction with limited supervision from the certified special educator, implements behavior modification plans, assists medically fragile students with medical interventions and hygiene under the direction of a health care professional and/or the licensed special educator, and provides instruction to students when a certified special educator is not present.
This job reports to the Principal or Special Education designee
Adapts classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
Assists medically fragile or physically disabled students (e.g. feeding, grooming, dressing, repositioning, movement, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students' personal hygiene and comfort.
Assists in providing medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional or licensed special educator (e.g. diapering, toileting, tube feeding, colostomy bags, medication, etc.) for the purpose of meeting the immediate health care needs of students.
Attends to the physical and/or medical needs of students with IEPs (e.g. diapering, feeding, bathing, changing clothes, administering medication, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate student learning conditions and assisting the supervising teacher.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
Communicates with supervising instructional staff and professional support personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
Creates lesson plans based on student IEP goals under the direction of a certified special educator for the purpose of assisting students to meet individual IEP goals and to learn required skills and content.
Implements under the supervision of an assigned teacher, behavioral plans designed by the IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
Maintains accurate records and instructional materials (e.g. daily logs, instructional materials, assessment results, IEP progress reports, behavior management reports, time sheets, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing accurate record keeping: and assisting with progress monitoring.
Monitors and/or assists students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
Provides under the supervision of an assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and group activities (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives; implementing IEP plans; and ensuring students' success in school.