The Special Education Individual Aide assists teachers in the delivery of educational and behavioral interventions of assigned student(s) in all educational settings within the school, with the goal of helping students to reach their educational, communication and social-emotional goals. Due to the varied and individual needs of each student, Special Education Assistants may provide a variety of support and assistance and should be flexible adjusting to student needs.
The duration is for contracted days April 27, 2022, through July 2022, and the 2022-23 school year at the Integrated Preschool Program at the Northampton campus of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.
Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or by scheduling with supervisor and shall not exceed 32.50 hours per week without approval.
- Assist the preschool team in providing educational, emotional, behavioral, and communicative supports for a child with hearing loss and Down Syndrome needs in the educational settings.
- Provide individual, small group, tutorial instruction and supervision of child as directed
- To facilitate child interaction with materials, adults, and other children in the classroom.
- Learn and implement a variety of communication and behavior supports for students
- Provides preventative and follow-up behavior supports for student and document as required.
- Communicate effectively with staff, students, and/or parents regarding needs and concerns.
- Facilitate children’s interaction with materials, adults, and other children in the classroom.
- Assist student(s) with basic dress, grooming and self-care.
- Assist the preschool team in the supervision of preschool student(s) during daily routine transitions, during staff breaks, outdoor activities, field trips, lunch, and rest periods, as well as other times as assigned.
- Assist teachers with preparation of snacks, materials and lessons as assigned.
- Assist teachers and staff with sanitization and cleaning of materials and surfaces.
- Attends to health care physical needs of students, which may include feeding, toileting, diapering, responding to medical emergencies, and handling equipment.
- Occasional lifting or assisting a 25–50-pound child
- Lifting or carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds
- Walking, standing, and squatting.
- Climbing and descending stairs, holding doors.
- Working with hands to hold, grasp, manipulate small objects.
Education, licenses, certifications, skills, and experience:
- Experience working with young children and is familiar with child development and preschool curriculum.
- Minimum of Associates Degree one of the following fields: Education, Special Education, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Communication Disorders, or Education of the Deaf or related field.
- Valid certifications as assistant in their field of concentration.
- Certification in First Aid and Infant/Child CPR (may be obtained at hire)
- Experience in public or private education as an aide preferred.
- Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Administration may find appropriate.
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Andrea Harkins, Senior Manager, BS, SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.