Instructional Aide, SPED

About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates 40 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 16,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, and delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Every day, our community of students, parents, teachers and staff come together to learn and grow so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a passionate and dedicated team.Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.
The Instructional Aide supports students with special needs in the classroom environment and supports the Resource Specialist, General Education team and/or Speech & Language Pathologist.The Instructional Aide position is an ideal position for individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career as an educator.
What You Will Do:
Assist Special Education teacher in supporting students with disabilities in the general education curriculum by creating the daily schedule
Provide services, supports and interventions directly to students under guidance and daily supervision of Special Education teacher, to ensure students meet academic and behavioral goal, provide 1:1 support to student in classroom, explain instructions to students, model appropriate behavior, communicate regularly with classroom teacher.
Help provide testing accommodations, (e.g., supervise student testing in a separate location or during an extended time, etc.)
Assist student and classroom teacher to implement behavior plan
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of child cognitive development and different learning styles
Ability and willingness to implement students' IEPs
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community
Bachelor's Degree with major in Psychology, Education or Human Development preferred
1+ year working with students in special education or students from urban communities in an educational setting
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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