Instructional Assistant II - Learners with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities - General Pool (2022-20

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 10, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Job Description

The job of ED Instructional Assistant (Special Education) was established for the purpose/s of assisting in the specialized instruction of students with emotional disabilities under the supervision of a licensed teacher in a special education classroom. The ED Instructional Assistant will be responsible for observing and documenting student progress; implementing activities for skill acquisition or reinforcement of skills, and implementing behavioral plans as directed by the teacher.


  • 48 college credits or an AA degree, or be able to demonstrate college-level skills in spelling, reading, writing, and math by passing a proficiency test.

Job Requirements:
  • Position requires experience and/or additional training in the instruction of students with emotional or behavioral disabilities.
  • Ability to work with other professionals in a collaborative manner.
  • Formal training or education in working with students that have emotional disabilities is highly preferred.
  • Physical ability to manage challenging behaviors in the school setting

Statement of Specialized Experience:

Specialized experience for this position includes experience working with learners with emotional or behavioral challenges in an educational environment; implementing academic, behavioral, and social skill practice activities by following protocols consistently and collecting data based on criteria outlined by the teacher, related service providers, or support staff; altering instruction to meet the needs of the learner or based upon feedback from the teacher or support staff; supporting learners with ED across a variety of settings using prompting and fading techniques to aid in student success.

Essential Functions
  • Adapt classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing an opportunity for the student to participate in classroom activities.
  • Implement intervention strategies and supports (visual aides, prompting strategies, reinforcement systems, emotion regulation tools, etc.) as directed by the teacher to address student goals.
  • Document student progress or behavioral observations using objective measures and record data as directed by the teacher.
  • Confer with teachers on a regular basis for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing IEP goals.
  • Implement academic instruction taught by a teacher for the purpose of meeting learning goals, as described by an IEP.
  • Implement strategies to maximize practice opportunities for social skills and emotional regulation for the purpose of short and long term independence as directed by the teacher.
  • Implement behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of assisting in meeting student needs and providing a consistent environment.
  • Maintain instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of the appropriate instructional supplies.
  • Implement strategies or interventions as directed by the teacher or school support staff for de-escalating situations or managing challenging behaviors safely.
  • Assist in the management of student behavior through the use of positive reinforcement strategies and other appropriate techniques
  • Accept feedback from teachers and related service providers to ensure accurate and consistent implementation of educational techniques or strategies.
  • Communicate and collaborate to foster a positive learning environment.
  • Effectively communicate with adults and students.
  • Attend meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


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Salary Range:
$22,821.89 - $28,644.86 / Instructional Assistant II
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