Anya Itpak Elementary School
Summary: AiES’ special education assistant performs responsible human support and paraprofessional work assisting classroom teachers or other professionals to achieve instructional objectives; assisting students with disabilities with achieving established goals academic and instructional goal within the students’ IEP.
The duties of the special education teacher assistant include:
- Take direction and constructive feedback from classroom teachers and Principal.
- Loves children with diverse learning needs
- Demonstrates ability to develop cultural competency of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
- Assist classroom teacher in performing specific duties as assigned or undertaking specialized tasks to achieve and enhance instructional and behavioral objectives.
- Work with individuals, small groups, or large groups as assigned teacher.
- Engage in weekly professional development as prescribed by the Principal or Lead Teacher Assistant.
- Assist with behavior modification as assigned by teacher.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience with implementing accommodations and modifications according to students’ Individualized Education Plan.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience with using assistive technologies and immersive learning technologies.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other productivity software tools, etc.
- Demonstrate knowledge using desktop computers, laptops, iPads, tablets, etc.
- Demonstrate knowledge using instructional materials and resources including copiers and scanners.
- Escort students as assigned by teacher or Principal.
- Monitor students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
- Provide programmed practice activities and repetitions as developed by teacher, therapist or pathologist.
- Report student concerns directly and expeditiously to teacher and assist with student resolution.
- Assist with breakfast, lunch, snack, including clean-up.
- Maintain various records and files.
- Perform duties as assigned by the Principal.
Graduation from high school or receipt of GED minimally desired, or graduation from a two-year college program preferred.
Work with elementary or secondary education setting or willing to learn educational pedagogy to gain experience working with diverse learners in an educational setting.
Certificates and Licenses:
While performing the above-mentioned duties for the special education assistant role, the successful candidate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit climb or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more
The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.