Special Education Aide Job Description

Special Education Aide Job Description

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Special education aide provides administrative support and technical assistance to school administrators, learning behavior specialists, general educators and school teams in the areas of curriculum development, instructional techniques, behavior management, effective educational practices while adhering to CPS policy and IDEA regulations.

Special Education Aide Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective special education aide job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included special education aide job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare and process a variety of documents and materials, following established guidelines, to disseminate information to appropriate parties
Maintain a variety of files and/or records, following established guidelines, to ensure the accurate retrieval of Special Education data for reporting purposes
Implements crisis prevention, crisis de-escalation, crisis intervention procedures, and post-crisis strategies
Supervise and accompany special education students to the office, bus, classroom, cafeteria
Provide clerical support to teachers which may include, but is not limited to, creating photocopies, preparing materials
Assist special education teacher in related instructional activities (e.g., field trips, library, assembly, ) as directed
Assist with medical related duties, catheterization, gastrointestinal feedings, assistive breathing devices, colostomy and ileostomy needs
Assist with related services, , occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, adapted physical education, and vision
Work with students in instructional and classroom activities at the direction of the special education and/or general education teacher
Keep accurate records of students with disabilities and furnish to appropriate personnel in a timely manner

Special Education Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Special Education Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special education aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Associates, English, Teacher Certification, Department of Education, Management, Human Resources, Graduate, Health, Health and Wellness

Skills for Special Education Aide

Desired skills for special education aide include:

Accommodations and modification
Behavioral management strategies and techniques related to pupils with special needs
Highly
Positive behavioral interventions and applied behavior analysis
Procedures
Guidelines
Local laws
Applicable federal
Classroom management and child development techniques and principles
CPR and other basic first aid techniques

Desired experience for special education aide includes:

Ability to work with students without direct supervision
Ability to understand and implement requirements as stated in an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.)
Ability to deal with students in a fair but firm manner
Ability to restrain disruptive students
Ability to work in a stressful situation
Ability to maintain confidentiality issues

Special Education Aide Examples

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Special Education Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a special education aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education aide
  • Assist in supervising students throughout the school day, both inside and outside the classroom, including lunchroom, bus duty, playground, and community
  • Assist teacher, diagnostician, or behavior specialist in maintaining, copying, transferring confidential folders and records as required
  • Assist special needs students with individual tasks as may be required including, but not limited to, transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, positioning, feeding, bathroom needs, personal hygiene, or compliance training
  • Assist in managing the behavior of students and crisis intervention, including restraint when necessary according to law
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student’s special medical, physical, communicative, emotional, and safety needs through in-service and/or teacher direction
  • Work with and/or prepare materials for individual students or small groups to develop skills through instructional activities under teacher direction
  • Perform other duties that enhance the safety, security, and instructional needs of the campus as requested
  • Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations, and legal/local board policies
  • Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned
  • Maintain mental and physical demands required by the assigned job
Qualifications for special education aide
  • PAC Test (No Chid Left Behind) / 48 College Hours
  • Ability to work with children who exhibit severe behavior challenges
  • Ability to read a map and navigate an automobile
  • Previous work experience with children
  • Experience or training in working with students with students with behavioral needs preferred
  • Ability to work well with children with emotional and behavioral disabilities
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Special Education Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of special education aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education aide
  • Provide intensive behavior intervention and social skills instruction to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities
  • Provide support for staff regarding students’ behavioral needs
  • Provide effective implementation of the students’ IEP and BIP under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • Organize testing materials
  • High academic/achievement for all children
  • A greater focus on teaching and learning
  • Flexibility to stimulate local initiatives coupled with responsibility for student performance
  • Improved linkages among schools, parents and communities
  • Assists the special education teacher in the use and adaptation of a wide range of therapy techniques and equipment (when applicable)
  • Participates in the implementation of the individualized rehabilitative plan for a specific student (when applicable)
Qualifications for special education aide
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and work with frequent interruptions and minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated initiative and a willingness to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Demonstrated organization and interpersonal skills required to meet the goals of the position
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse ethnic groups
  • Attends all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences, including in-service training as may be required by the state/parish
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Special Education Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a special education aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for special education aide
  • Prepares classroom materials related to IEP’s or modifications/accommodations
  • Provides assistance to students in bathroom and other physical needs, as appropriate and necessary
  • Assists the pupil with various projects, crafts, and curriculum tasks
  • Administers/scores/records achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students
  • Lifting and restraining students of varying age levels and sizes
  • Assists the student(s) to whom assigned in such physical tasks as putting on and taking off of outerwear, moving from room to room, and using the lavatory
  • Assists student(s) with basic physical needs such as toileting, diapering, clothing changes, personal hygiene, feeding, or prescribed exercise
  • Assisting students with wheelchairs, braces, and other appliances, equipment
  • Performs simple errands and tasks for student(s) such as sharpening pencils, carrying lunch tray and the like
  • Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
Qualifications for special education aide
  • 48 semester hours of college credit required with some emphasis on child growth and development or related subject areas
  • Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher
  • Assists with individuals and groups of handicapped students to control behavior and assist with instruction
  • Accompanies the student(s) to whom assigned when trips to the office, boarding and exiting the bus, or to the school nurse are necessary
  • Establishes as fully as possible a supportive and sympathetic relationship with the student(s) without fostering or encouraging intense emotional involvement
  • Serves as a resource person if and when requested to the student personnel evaluation team conferring about one of the students to whom assigned
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Special Education Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a special education aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education aide
  • Checks notebooks, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher
  • Alerts the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student
  • Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
  • Maintains high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students
  • Participates in in-service training programs as assigned
  • Assists the special education teacher in the use and adaptation of a wide range of therapy techniques and equipment
  • Participates in the implementation of the individualized rehabilitative plan for a specific student
  • Performs specialized physical, therapeutic and self-help development activities
  • Provides assistance to students with physical disabilities which may involve, but not be limited to transferring the student between a wheelchair, floor, table or therapy device and the use of an appliance or prosthetic
  • Assist with physical, medical and hygiene needs of students (including but not limited to diaper changes)
Qualifications for special education aide
  • Work closely with content teachers and the special education teacher to support students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Implement various accommodations and modifications based on students’ IEPs and 504s
  • Provide input on student perform to help inform IEP Team meetings
  • Experience working with students in a similar setting is preferred
  • Prior experience working in inclusion, life skills and/or behavioral support setting (preferred)
  • Willingness to get SAMA trained
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Special Education Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special education aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education aide
  • Provide support in imparting specialized education based on lesson plans
  • Perform specialized tasks to achieve instructional and behavioral objectives
  • Help students with their mobility needs and ensure the provision of a safe classroom environment
  • Provide instructions based on lesson plans and assist individual students in comprehending concepts
  • Monitor students during activities and downtime and intervene in case of adverse activities
  • Adapt to classroom activities and assignments to serve the purpose of reinforcing classroom objectives
  • Communicate with students to determine their needs and ensure that they are fulfilled properly
  • Assist lead teacher in developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of students
  • Help student with their mobility need and ensure the provision of a safe classroom environment
  • Provide instructions based on lesson plans and assist individual student in comprehending concepts
Qualifications for special education aide
  • Associate's degree or equivalent credits required
  • Associate’s degree in education or related field preferred
  • At least one year of relevant experience in an educational or childcare setting
  • Job offer contingent upon successfully passed background check and drug test before starting employment
  • Some understanding of working with people with mental, emotional and physical disabilities is desirable
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and Associate's Degree or equivalent credits required

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