Job Vacancy Instructional Assistant 1 – Special Education 1:1 Bentonville Schools


Job title: Instructional Assistant 1 – Special Education 1:1

Company: Bentonville Schools

Job description: Under direct supervision and assists the Special Education Teacher and/or the Principal in student supervision and instructional activities (including but not limited to the development of academic, social and independence/self-care skills) as related to the identified needs of students with individualized education programs (IEPs). Performs all routine clerical and other duties as required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work with students on content material, including assistance with current computer or assistive technology as needed.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student academic learning performance (including data collection for the purpose of behavior tracking)
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management (Behavior Support Plans) to minimize disruptions and ensure a safe and orderly classroom.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Support students as needed in required learning setting (general or special education classrooms, field trips, common areas, post-secondary facilities).
  • Constructs, copies and distributes educational materials as needed.
  • Works with Special Education Teacher in preparation for parent conferences, IEP meetings, data collection and other duties as required.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • May be required to assist students with self-care needs (personal hygiene, feeding, toileting)
  • May assist in the training of other paraprofessionals.
  • May support student behavior through utilizing appropriate restraint procedures if absolutely necessary for student safety. Training in restraint procedures will be provided.

Additional Duties

  • Assist staff or building administration, as needed including but not limited to clerical assistance and assistance with other students in a general education or special education environment.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.
  • A dedicated aide is assigned only when absolutely necessary and a plan will be provided to move away from the aide toward more independence. This may result in the culmination of the position.
  • When a student moves from one grade to the next and it requires a building change, the designated 1:1 aide is expected to move with the student.
  • May be asked to attend occasional extra-curricular activities.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment

  • Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.
  • Use/operate student equipment when applicable (may include: stander, positioner, harness, wheelchair, etc.)

Travel Requirements

Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students at level of IEP goals.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to attend additional training if needed

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
  • Ability to safely traverse all required spaces within the assigned facility
  • Ability to physically assist students in emergency evacuation & lockdown situations

Qualifications Profile

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the most recent legislation.
  • Prior experience working with children desirable.

FLSA Status

Non-exempt

Revised: 11/26/19

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Location: Arkansas

Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 02:01:55 GMT

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