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Instructional Assistant Special Education (Behavioral Support)

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Salary range: 29


Education, Experience & Training:

  • Minimum of an BA or equivalent and enrolled in BCBA or BCABA program
  • Prior job-related experience, paid or volunteer, with pre-school to high school age students.
  • Experience working with students with learning and/or intellectual disabilities.

To assist a certificated teacher(s) in the instruction and supervision of special education student(s) by assisting with instructional support and child care activities and prescribed specialized one-to-one and/or small group services. Employees in this classification receive direct to general supervision from a certificated teacher(s). Where appropriate, employees in this classification will receive training and indirect supervision by District Behaviorist or District BCBA of behavior management procedures. This job class provides responsible support and follow-through activities as specified in the student's Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.).

Specific Duties Include:

  • Assist the teacher with the development and presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises;
  • Tutor students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow up learning activity;
  • Assist in the management and shaping of student behavior through data collection and use of positive reinforcement strategies;
  • Auditory and visual monitoring of students both inside the classroom and during outside activities;
  • May perform clerical duties such as filing or duplicating materials;
  • Maintain student discipline in the absence of the teacher;
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, orderly, and attractive learning environment;
  • Perform all related duties as assigned.
  • Understand the behavior needs of assigned child and to effectively relate to these needs in a learning and/or recreational situation;
  • Learn the physical requirements and/or specific needs of assigned special education student;
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner;
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records;
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
  • Maintain calm and patience in stressful situations;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties;
  • Meet physical characteristics in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Methods to successfully complete necessary behavior management, and safety training;
  • General needs and behaviors of children.
  • Familiar with Behavior support plans, data collection, and ABA methodologies
  • Proper English usage and grammar;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Modify curriculum to meet individual needs of each child;
  • Computer and software applications appropriate to assignment;

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Lifting 30 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Revision Date: 10/25/2017

Initial date: 10/25/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.