May 28, 2020

2020-2021 SY- Special Education Assistant

  • TrulyHired
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
School Support

Job Description



Essential Functions

  • Records and reports appropriate data regarding academic, behavioral and/or health information and services provided to students using the appropriate service log.
  • Assists students to use instructional materials and equipment.
  • Provides verbal and/or written feedback of observations to the teacher.
  • Works with students to reinforce instructional objectives, and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals and objectives for students with disabilities receiving special education services.
  • Adapts activities, assignments and/or materials as directed by the teacher to allow students to participate in the instructional program.
  • Assists in the implementation of the IEP as directed by the teacher for students with disabilities receiving special education services.
  • Attends IEP or Service Plan meetings at the request of the principal, teacher and/or parent for a student with disabilities receiving special education services or a 504 Service Plan.
  • Assists students with class routines and in transitioning from one activity or location to the next.
  • Guides students in developing positive, appropriate interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.
  • Supports students with emotional or behavioral concerns and assists in developing appropriate social skills.
  • Assists in the management and shaping of student behavioral techniques and/or positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Maintains a safe learning environment for students and staff.
  • Monitors and assists students in educational and community settings.
  • Assists students with ambulation, positioning, turning, and/or mobility within the school premises, class trips, and in the community.

  • Assists students with use of mobility and/or weight-bearing equipment, such as leg braces, walkers, standers, and tricycles.
  • Assists students with daily living skills, including feeding, grooming and dressing.
  • Assists students with all aspects of toileting, which may include lifting on and off the toilet, diapering and the use of changing tables and mats.
  • Assists students with tube feedings and/or changing colostomy bag when required as instructed by the teacher and/or school nurse.
  • Monitors vital signs; monitors for seizure activity, and/or tube feedings under the direction of the school nurse.
  • Administers First Aid and/or CPR whenever needed and/or required.
  • Reports any change in daily physical condition for a student with severe medical/mobility needs or who is medically fragile.
  • Ensures the student utilizes all needed/required safety/health equipment, such as a helmet, glasses, or hearing aid.
  • Notifies the student's teacher of any equipment that may be damaged or in need of repair, such as a wheelchair or hearing aid.
  • Serves as a source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regularly-assigned teacher.
  • Position Type: Not provided
Job Categories: Special Education > General Special Education
Special Education > Special Education Assistant
Contact Information
  • Office of Talent
  • 440 N. Broad Street
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

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