Special Education Instructional Assistant
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Special Education Director
Location 19001, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/07/23
A Step Up Academy, a private licensed special education school, is seeking positive, energetic, and caring individuals to join our classrooms teams delivering autistic support programming to our students in grades Preschool through 12th grade. Is this you? If so, we would love to talk with you!
Job Description: Instructional AssistantReports to: Classroom TeacherStatus: Full Time
Job Summary: The Instructional Assistant will work with students with Autism in a highly structured, managed, and organized educational setting. The Instructional Assistant will implement, monitor, and track instruction and behavioral support and progress under the guidance of the Teacher, Director of Educational Programming, Director of Behavioral Programming, and Assistant Director of Educational Programming. Students will be taught using current research and practice in applied behavior analysis, along with research-based educational programming aligned to the state standards with the goal of preparing students for maximum success.
Certifications and Qualifications: Minimum of at least two years of collegiate level academic work or a Bachelors degree in the field ofHuman Services (education, psychology, social work, etc.)Current (dated within a year) Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances
Essential Duties:

Instructional Assistant, under the direction of and in collaboration with the Lead Teacher, will be responsible for implementing modifications to student assignments, facilitating daily schedules, implementing and ensuring fidelity with positive behavior support plans, one-to-one instructional support, and collaborating with various professionals on behalf of each student to ensure academic success. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


Support students in small group and 1:1 settings under the direction of Lead

Teacher including the use of assistive technology and AAC devices.

Provide instruction to students under the direction of Director of Educational

Programming, Director of Clinical Programming, Assistant Director of ClinicalProgramming, Educational Specialist, and/or Lead Teacher.

Collect data on students behavior and academic goals under the direction of

Lead Teacher.

Support students in large group activities including lunch, recess, and special activities under the direction of the Lead Teacher.


Support students and facilitate interactions with peers during inclusion activities.


Assist Lead Teacher in keeping instructional materials and classroom

(building and virtual) organized.

Update Daily Data Sheets for students as directed by Lead Teacher.
Implement Positive Behavior Support Plans for students under the direction of Director of Clinical Programming, Assistant Director of Clinical

Programming, and/or Behavior Specialist.

Assist with adaptive/self-help skill instruction for students according to their individual needs/IEP goals or SDI, instruction on skills includes but not limited to toilet training, brushing teeth, feeding, and dressing skills.


Collaborate with related service providers (speech, OT, PT, Vision, behavior, etc) to ensure generalization of skills and implementation/use of assistive technology.


Travel between campuses as needed and directed.
Duties can be performed in the classroom, community, or in other off-campus locations.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

To read and abide by the Employee Handbook including updates and changes.
To attend all mandatory meetings, including those that fall outside of regularly scheduled school hours and as described in the Employee Handbook.
To fully participate in extra duties as described in the Employee Handbook.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The IA will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by a supervisor or other appropriate administrator.

Competencies Required:

Competence in collecting data with fidelity and assessing student progress towards IEP goals and objectives.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures.
Able to work independently and effectively with other team members.
Good team player and very reliable in working without close supervision.

Physical Requirements:
Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required. Adequate vision and hearing ability for communicating effectively with staff, students, and visitors.
A Step Up Academy reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 per year
Benefits:

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Experience:

Special education: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location