Nov 18, 2022

CA: Special Education Aide (general pool)

  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

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OPPORTUNITY
The Special Education Aide classification is designed to serve students whose instruction is identified and specified in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Service Plan (SP). These students have learning, communication, physical, and/or mild to moderate disabilities or other impairments, such as emotional disturbances. Incumbents in this class perform various instructional tasks in such areas as reading, writing, and mathematics. The incumbent will be assigned to work with a small group of special education students in a general education classroom. Green Dot California classified personnel are represented by the Ánimo Classified Employees Association (ACEA), an affiliate of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA).

Please note: Should you apply for this position, it will be to Green Dot California in general – not to a specific school site. Should a school have a Special Education Aide position open, they will review the general applicant pool for potential candidates and choose who to contact for an interview.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The classification specification only describes some duties that might need to be performed. The summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

Under immediate supervision, follow the lead of the teacher/specialist in providing instruction and specialized services to the student(s) having an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or Section 504 Service Plan (SP). Specialized services may include: facilitation of communication via assistive technology and/or communication devices, assisting in the supervision, discipline, and behavior modification of student(s), as well as performing related duties as assigned
Discuss classroom learning activities with the teacher/specialist to coordinate instructional efforts and implement instructional programs.
Tutor or drill students, individually or in groups, following lesson plans and designated IEPs or SPs in a variety of academic subjects to explain and/or reinforce learning concepts
Provide assistance to students in operating assistive technology or communication devices, microcomputers, and learning activities associated with computer-assisted instruction.
Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed students: may administer prescribed medication in accordance with established school procedure, provide toileting support, or hand-over-hand instruction as needed.
Support with student/s supervision during transport from school to home or home to school (bus duties) as assigned before and after school.
May call parents to arrange appointments, to provide approved information about the school or student, may participate in parent conferences or IEP meetings at the direction or concurrence of the teacher/specialist, and/or provide Spanish interpretation when needed for families.
Correct such student work as printing, writing, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic exercises, etc., of classroom and/or homework assignments, computer, record scores, and return to students
Operate a variety of office machines and/or instructional equipment such as copy machines, typewriters, computers, laminators, telephones, video cassette recorders, etc.
Perform a variety of classroom-associated clerical work, such as typing, sorting, filing, keeping accurate records, setting up and maintaining file folders, recording attendance, completing forms and applications, collecting monies, measuring, cutting, and duplicating
Prepare various teaching aids and materials such as charts, graphs, and other related items using such methods as typing, duplicating, collating, stapling, and other laminating
Assist in classroom organizing activities such as displaying educational materials, preparing bulletin boards, arranging furniture to facilitate instructional needs, and creating an orderly and clean classroom environment
Observe and report significant student behavior, behavioral patterns, and/or problems to the teacher/specialist. Implement behavior management programs for student(s) as designated by certificated staff
Understand and carry out oral and written instruction
Learn to tutor students in various subject matters and to work with students with and/or without disabilities
Adapt educational materials/manipulatives to promote the specialized learning process for students with disabilities
Work with children/adolescents having mild to moderate learning and /or physical disabilities
Motivate and encourage positive learning patterns and behavior in students with disabilities and special learning needs
Assist with the discipline of students following school policy
Keep accurate records
Demonstrate understanding and patience toward students with disabilities
Demonstrate confidence, tact, and sound judgment
Demonstrate adaptability to changing circumstances and priorities within the learning environment
Demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively as an educational team member
Other Duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:
Significant standing; some walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling.

QUALIFICATIONS
Consistent with the Student Success Act and other related legislation, candidates for this classification must meet the following standards:
Possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) AND one of the following:
* Completion of at least two years of college (48 units), OR
* Attainment of an AA (or higher) degree OR
* Pass a local assessment of knowledge and skills in assisting in instruction (e.g., CBEST)

In addition, as an ideal candidate, you
have at least six months of experience working with adolescents/children in a structured environment
*Experience working with adolescents/children requiring a specialized learning environment is preferred; verifiable, supervised experience as a volunteer in a school or related organizational activity may be substituted equally
*Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered; however, the experience cannot substitute for the required minimum education and a willingness to work collaboratively as an educational team member
are able to lift 60 lbs.
are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

COMPENSATION
The starting hourly rate range for this position is $17.57 - $18.98, based on education. In addition, Green Dot offers one of the most robust and comprehensive benefits packages in the industry (for both you and your dependents):

PPO, EPO and HMO choices for medical, dental and vision coverage - including a 100% employer-paid option (visit https://www.mygreendotbenefits.com/ for more information).
Employee Assistance Program (100% employer-paid)
Life and AD&D Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Optional Term Life & AD&D Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
Wellness programs and resources
Financial planning/coaching access
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) participation, with both employee and employer contributions
Optional non-matching 401(k) plan
Hourly rate increase for earning an Associate and/or Bachelor degree (post-hire)
Annual hourly rate increase*
Annual ‘perfect attendance’ bonus*
Tuition reimbursement for pre-approved, job-related coursework/workshops
Approved family care and/or medical leave (unpaid)

Green Dot also offers generous paid time off for an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students:

5 days of personal illness and injury leave during years 1-3 of service (10 days during years 4-6 and 15 days beyond 6 years of service)*
21 days of paid time off during our Fall, Winter and Spring breaks (which include the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays), as well as an additional 6 annual paid holidays (MLK Day, President’s Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day)*
3-5 days of paid bereavement leave (if needed)

*subject to change

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill current openings as soon as possible.

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