Instructional Assistant II - Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 27, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Job Description:

The Autism Instructional Assistant II (Special Education) assists in the specialized instruction of students with autism spectrum disorders under the supervision of a licensed teacher in a special education classroom; observes and documents student progress; implements plans for instruction and reinforcement of skills. The autism instrucitonal assistant observes and documents student progress; implements plans for instruction, and implements behavioral plans as directed by the teacher.

  • Education: 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.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Formal training or certification in ABA is highly preferred.
  • Experience: Position requires experience and/or additional training in the instruction of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Essential Functions:
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher to provide an opportunity for the student to participate in classroom activities.
  • Implements intervention strategies and supports (visual aids, prompting strategies, reinforcement systems, communication tools, etc.) as directed by the teacher to address student goals.
  • Documents student progress or behavioral observations using objective measures and records data as directed by the teacher.
  • Confers with teachers on a regular basis to assist in evaluating student progress and/or implementing IEP goals.
  • Implements academic instruction taught by a teacher to meet learning goals, as described by an IEP.
  • Implements strategies to maximize practice opportunities for social and communication skills and emotional regulation to promote short and long-term independence as directed by the teacher.
  • Implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions to meet special education students' needs and provide a consistent environment.
  • Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials).
  • Accepts feedback from teachers and related service providers to ensure accurate and consistent implementation of educational techniques or strategies.
  • Communicates and collaborates to foster a positive learning environment.
  • Effectively communicates with adults and students.
  • Attends meetings and in-service presentations.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • 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.


Primary Location:
Early Childhood Center
Salary Range:
$22,821.89 - $28,644.86 / Instructional Assistant II
Shift Type:

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