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.
- 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
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None