Dedicated Aide

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 10, 2017
Closes
Sep 14, 2017
Hours
Full Time

The Kingsbury Center is one of the oldest nonprofit educational institutions in the Washington area that addresses the special needs of young children, adolescents and adults who experience learning difficulties. The Center is seeking a Dedicated Aide for this school year. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.

Under the direction of the administrative team, the Dedicated Aide collaborates with the Lead Teacher to create, implement and support the daily lesson plan and classroom instruction.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  • Use information and data from a variety of sources to understand student’s instructional needs and progress against Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) goals
  • Facilitate one-on-one learning and improve student’s participation using a variety of instructional and behavior management strategies
  • Demonstrate understanding of the curriculum and knowledge of content area for the classroom/subjects to which the student is assigned. Must seek clarification if subject content or instruction is unclear
  • Support student in the transition to and from and his/her participation in special subjects, related services, lunch and recess
  • Manage student behavioral controls using positive reinforcement and positive redirection
  • Prepare student for community transitions to encourage self-sufficiency within the school environment
  • Assist students with personal hygiene (including toileting), meals and other daily activities, as per the IEP
  • Implement behavioral and academic strategies as outlined in student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Meet regularly with members of the classroom teaching team, lead teacher and appropriate related service providers
  • Use appropriate teaching materials and assistive technologies to facilitate learning
  • Maintain student daily performance data
  • Meet regularly with the classroom teacher/teachers to review expectations for student performance

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or related discipline or combined relevant experience and number of credits that would equate to a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have at least one year of experience working with children with learning differences
  • Knowledge of current instructional and positive behavior management techniques, assistive aids and curriculum scope and sequence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of special education best practices
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication
  • Able to change daily routine to meet the changing needs of students
  • Able to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Able to stand, move throughout the campus, operate a computer, ascend and descend stairs, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Able to lift, move or transport equipment and/or furniture weighing up to 20 pounds across campus to various classrooms and events
  • Able to work in outdoor weather conditions

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