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Special Education Aide

Hawley ISD | Hawley, TX

Posted Date 11/27/2018

The role of the  special education aide is to help special education teacher provide for physical and instructional needs of students with disabilities in a special education setting.  Assist in implementation of classroom programs, including self-help, behavior management, and instruction programs.  Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.



Education/Certification:       High school diploma or equivalency 


Special Knowledge/Skills:    Ability to work with students /children

                                                 Ability to communicate effectively


Experience:                            Working with children

  • Support board and administrative policies and decisions.
  • Maintain professional work environment through a positive attitude, punctuality, regular attendance, phone etiquette, and personal appearance.


  • Assist the teacher in the preparation of instructional materials and classroom displays.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom.
  • Assist with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Assist the teacher with administrative records and preparing required reports.
  • Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.
  • Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning.
  • Assist student with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
  • Help manage behavior of students.  This includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student behavior as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student's special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs.
  • Work with individual students or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher.
  • Assist with the supervision of students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom.  This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty.
  • Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.


  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the principal/designee


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