Special Education Assistant Job Description

Special Education Assistant Job Description

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Special education assistant provides support to school personnel in order to ensure compliance with local, state and federal special education policies and procedures throughout the district.

Special Education Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide leadership/service to the school, university, and the field of special education both locally and through active participation in regional/state/national/international associations and partnerships
Monitor students continually within a variety of school environments including, but not limited to the cafeteria, playground, classroom, restroom, hallway, field trips and assemblies
Supervise students during internships in area schools
Advise students in Special Education Program
Teach face-to-face, online, and/or blended courses
Process incoming special education records for case manager use, copy and disseminate the following as requested by certified staff
Entering Data into the Special Education Individualized Education Plan
Answer phone and distribute mail
Assist Special Education Director with a wide variety of daily responsibilities
Additional Special Education duties as assigned

Special Education Assistant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Special Education Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CDL, BCBA, CO, BLS, AED

Education for Special Education Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special education assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Child Development, Writing, Mathematics, Reading, Special Education, Arts, Teaching, Graduate, Human Resources

Skills for Special Education Assistant

Desired skills for special education assistant include:

Child growth and development
Instructional goals and policies of the District
Subject matter reinforcement practices of the classes to which assigned
Instructional procedures and practices applicable to assignment
Field
Current trends in special education and teacher preparation
Educational technology
Connections Academy’s curricular options
District and state educational policies and procedures
District’s payroll system and state wage and hour laws

Desired experience for special education assistant includes:

A terminal degree (Ed.D./Ph.D
Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience in a support role position
Excellent attention to detail and proficient in multi-tasking
Quick learner who is willing to learn on the job
Ability to work with a wide variety of people in a calm, patient, understanding, creative, flexible, student-centered environment
Good human relation skills, team player and professional demeanor

Special Education Assistant Examples

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Special Education Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a special education assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education assistant
  • Monitors students in the classroom, cafeteria, on the playground and in the community
  • Provides support for students as planned by professional staff (teachers, therapists, social workers)
  • Logistic and analytic support for in-person and virtual events
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and summary
  • Support for project evaluation tasks
  • Website coding, maintenance and upgrade tasks
  • Support in writing and editing of project deliverables
  • Support for communication with project clients and stakeholders
  • Meet regularly to collaborate with the classroom teacher, Behavior Specialist, Mental Health Therapist, and other school staff to discuss student behavior and progress
  • Support the classroom teacher by providing opportunities for social-emotional interventions and supports in order to reduce the number of suspensions, expulsions and exclusions of the student
Qualifications for special education assistant
  • Proficient with basic computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information at all times
  • Ability to work effectively with children, young adults, and faculty members
  • Ability to assist with the implementation of an instructional program and to participate in monitoring and ensuring appropriate student behavior
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and to perform all required task
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and web-based applications is essential
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Special Education Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of special education assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education assistant
  • Continually supervise, monitor and redirect the student in order to ensure a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment where the student can thrive
  • Attend parent meetings to provide insight into the student’s behavioral progress
  • Participate in the implementation of the student Behavior Plan
  • Use specialized data tracking techniques to collect student behavior data
  • Use specialized de-escalation strategies with a student in crisis
  • Attend meetings and professional development sessions for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to the job functions
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Student Support Strategists and/or The Emotional and Behavioral Services Coordinator
  • Collecting special education records from prior schools- working with grade level admin assistants to ensure correct upload of sped records (IEPs, 504 plans, LEP plans, Gifted Educational Plans, School evaluations)
  • Working with the state testing and special education teams to assist with ensuring student accommodations are correct and consistently updated
  • Answers the main phone line and greets school stakeholders at the office
Qualifications for special education assistant
  • Some program administration experience
  • Eligible for North Carolina licensure in Special Education
  • Commitment to collaborative university and school partnerships
  • High school diploma or GED Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and web-based applications is essential, including word processing, spreadsheets, student database and other special education software, preferred
  • Must report to the Mill City, Oregon office
  • Defined scholarly agenda
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Special Education Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special education assistant. 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 assistant
  • Creating and sending meeting notices
  • Generating ESE compliance reports
  • Communicating with both internal and external customers
  • Assists the leadership and special education teams with a wide variety of daily tasks
  • Assists with special education and school-wide mailings
  • Assist lead teacher in reinforcing skill development
  • Assist students in using assistive technology, as needed, to help them perform their classroom tasks (ex
  • Assist teacher in the instruction of workplace skill development
  • Assist students in social interactions and participation in campus activities and events
  • Assist teacher in maintaining records, grading papers, and developing classroom activities
Qualifications for special education assistant
  • Expertise in rural education
  • Expertise in program evaluation
  • Evidence of potential for securing external funds
  • Experience in public school settings
  • Experience and willingness to engage in both in-person and online instruction
  • Minimum of three years of school-based special education experience with students any ages 5 to 21-years-old
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Special Education Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of special education assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education assistant
  • Speak with Parents and Students
  • Assist school Principal with a wide variety of daily responsibilities
  • Works with Department Chair and Graduate Chair to advance graduate programs
  • Communicates information regarding graduate programs, licensure and M.Ed
  • Supports Department communication and collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies (e.g., program requirements, processing applications to the program, application to take comprehensive examination, application to graduate)
  • Maintains Blackboard communication for VC 161 Comprehensive exam, with non-matriculated and matriculated students with VC 151 Grad Studies
  • Supports faculty research, coursework and professional development as appropriate
  • Supports the Department in preparation for ongoing CAEP (formerly NCATE) efforts (data collection and analysis via electronic portfolios)
  • Consults graduate students with application and submission of TaskStream assignments and responsibilities
  • Supports, as the liaison between students, faculty, and professional organizations, and the Department
Qualifications for special education assistant
  • Evidence of scholarship
  • Evidence of expertise in multi-tiered systems of academic and behavior support within inclusive classroom settings (response to intervention and schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in fields such as education, sociology, psychology, statistics, or other related fields
  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills are highly desired
  • Interest in education or general social science topics, digital communications, survey research, and qualitative/quantitative analysis
  • Two years working as an aid in a Special Education Classroom (preferred)
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Special Education Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of special education assistant. 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 assistant
  • Coordinates annual conferences run through Department (e.g., Legal issues in Special Education
  • Provide research, evaluation, and technical assistance supports (e.g., professional learning, consultation) to federal clients and local stakeholders through projects aimed at improving outcomes for students with disabilities
  • Contribute to the development of targeted technical assistance for state education agencies through written briefs, policy-to-practice summaries, literature reviews, and quantitative analysis
  • Support communication and dissemination efforts (e.g., project websites, virtual events, communications with client stakeholder groups)
  • Provide classroom assistance to the district/school teacher, supporting the needs of special needs students
  • Contribute to the development and growth of the Special Education program, advise and mentor teacher candidates, recruit students to undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Chair and serve on dissertation committees, develop Special Education courses, seek external funding, establish an appropriate research program that leads to peer reviewed publications, and provide service to the program, university and profession
  • Most importantly, the successful candidate will integrate theory, scholarly inquiry and evidence-based teaching practices in order to effectively facilitate a student-centric approach to teaching and learning grounded in experiential learning
  • Manage special education student records for the school (IEP, 504, EL, Gifted, Child Find)
  • Manage special education records requests process for all newly enrolling students (IEPs, Re-evals, 504 plans, Gifted Educational Plans, and LEP plans)
Qualifications for special education assistant
  • Experience working with students with a variety of disabilities (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Special Education law and policy (preferred)
  • Unwavering moral compass guided by personal ethics, integrity, tolerance, and trustworthiness
  • Ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to collaborate with the classroom teacher and other building staff in a professional and collegial manner
  • Responsible for abiding within Article 7 and IDEA regulations

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