This opportunity is for our School for the Deaf in Pittsburgh, PA and assists the teaching staff in assuring the effective implementation of the individual education and behavioral plans of assigned students in the classroom.

The deadline to apply is

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:

A. To assist the teaching team in the effective implementation of individual education plans, the Special Education Aide will:

  • assist students in working through their daily lesson plans as prepared by the teacher
  • integrate experiential education into students’ daily programming
  • maintain visual and auditory contact with the students at all times during the school day unless otherwise arranged with staff
  • demonstrate a proficient level of cultural sensitivity
  • maintain daily communication with team members regarding student programming and progress.
  • actively implement components of all Re-ED values
  • adapting program as designed by the special education teacher/ mental health specialist

B. To assist the teaching team in the effective implementation of individual behavioral/social education plans, the Special Education Aide will:

  • implement and monitor behavior/academic contracts and/or interventions designed by the team
  • assist students in participating in daily routine activities
  • assist students in participating in recreational activities
  • maintain daily communication with team members regarding student programming and progress

C. To assure appropriate documentation of program activities, the Special Education Aide will:

  • maintain written records as required
  • complete daily ACCESS notes, if necessary
  • utilize technology through electronic documentation, electronic communication, and use of the internet to supplement programming
  • follow designated program policy regarding the documentation of critical incidents (such as physical injury or illness,
  • property damage, runaway, student search for drugs or weapons, physical intervention and so on)

D. To assure the continuing development of professional skills, the Special Education Aide will:

  • participate in all regularly scheduled in service programs
  • with the approval of the Program/Education Director, periodically serve on program committees
  • with the approval of the Program/Education Director, periodically attend local, state, or national conferences and workshops

E. To assure the continuous safety of all students, the Special Education Aide will:

  • directly supervise assigned students via visual and auditory contact at all times during school day unless otherwise arranged with staff
  • follow program-designated procedures for all physical contact with students
  • follow program-designated procedures for student illness and injury, including arranging necessary medical care – (with
  • approval of Coordinator of Program Services or Program/Education Director) – informing appropriate persons of the situation, and documenting the injury/illness and actions taken
  • according to a designated schedule, supervise the students arrival and departure to school via buses and cabs
  • when arranged with staff, assist other staff, as needed, in physical interventions to protect students, staff, and property from damage
  • when transporting students, maintain safe driving procedures as indicated in the transportation policy
    Working Conditions

Physical Demands. This position requires a moderate to high level of physical activity. Employee must meet minimum requirements for Hearing, Speech and Vision. Hearing not applicable for the School for the Deaf.
Environmental. School and Community
Working Hours. As assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

Education
Required

  • High School or better.

Experience
Preferred

  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • 1 year: Experience working with troubled children

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