Special Education Assistant

Shelby County Schools


Function and Scope

Performs specialised work by helping particular schooling academics in instructing and supervising the actions of scholars with disabilities to offer a well-organized, easily functioning classroom setting. The place is answerable for helping assigned academics in making ready educational supplies, making ready lecture rooms for actions, supervising and helping youngsters within the classroom and in different areas of the college, reinforcing classroom classes, and offering different help as requested; incumbents could also be answerable for offering help to particular wants college students or coordinating particular tasks and applications as assigned. The place works underneath direct supervision in keeping with set procedures.

Important Job Features

  1. Gives help to assigned academics in sustaining a well-organized, easily functioning classroom for the good thing about each academics and college students.
  2. Assists college students with workouts and sophistication actions; concentrates efforts with small teams of scholars and people as crucial.
  3. Compiles, prepares and organizes supplies and classroom for instruction and classroom actions.
  4. Assists in cleansing and storing of supplies after completion of actions.
  5. Reinforces all information and expertise taught by the classroom instructor.
  6. Assists instructor by sustaining scholar data, recording day by day attendance, grading assignments, administering standardized checks, recording and/or analyzing take a look at scores/grades, substituting as wanted, organising particular tasks, escorting youngsters to different areas of the college, monitoring scholar habits, working errands.
  7. Collects and receipts monies for month-to-month exercise charges, college charges, college footage, and/or meal charges.
  8. Supervises and assists college students when unloading and loading buses, within the halls, on subject journeys, throughout testing, throughout lunch, throughout pc lab, and on college grounds.
  9. Could help college students with particular wants and/or in want of particular consideration; gives help with day by day residing routines, expertise and ideas together with private hygiene, toileting, dressing, self-feeding; might help with bodily well being applications together with bodily remedy and adjusting particular/adaptive gear for scholar use; lifts or assists college students out and in of particular wants gear as crucial.
  10. Assists in establishing and implementing behavioral goals. Fashions acceptable social and play expertise; observes college students’ habits and notifies instructor and/or college nurse of behavioral adjustments as acceptable; redirects habits if attainable; may match with particular person college students to assist them regulate behaviorally and academically into mainstream classroom and social conditions.
  11. Could coordinate and/or take part in particular applications or tasks as assigned.
  12. Receives and responds to inquiries from dad and mom and others; assists in making ready notes and inserting cellphone calls to folks as crucial.
  13. Attends workers conferences as required; participates in in-service coaching applications; retains abreast of developments in areas of project.
  14. Performs routine clerical duties as required, together with however not restricted to making ready studies and data, copying and submitting paperwork, coming into and retrieving pc information, making ready notices and newsletters, receiving and responding to e-mails.
  15. Performs different associated duties as assigned or directed.

Minimal {Qualifications}

Commencement from an accredited school or college with an Affiliate’s Diploma, or two (2) years of faculty (minimal of 48 semester hours) from an, or a passing rating on the ParaPro Evaluation Take a look at and one (1) 12 months of expertise working with youngsters in an academic setting most popular. Should possess or have the ability to receive certification in CPR and First Assist.

Diploma Equivalency System:

Bachelor’s Diploma= 4 years plus required years of expertise.

Grasp’s Diploma= 2 years plus required years of expertise. The place Grasp’s levels are required, years for Bachelor’s Levels have to be included. 

Data, Abilities, and Talents

  • Primary information of kid progress and growth, educational procedures and practices relevant to project, educational objectives and insurance policies of the District
  • Data of subject material reinforcement practices of the courses to which assigned
  • Capacity to implement academics’ educational plans in assigned subject
  • Capacity to work successfully with youngsters, younger adults, and college members;
  • Capacity to help with the implementation of an educational program and to take part in monitoring and making certain acceptable scholar habits
  • Capacity to observe written and oral directions and to carry out all required job
  • Capacity to speak successfully, each orally and in writing.

Bodily Necessities and Working Atmosphere

Bodily Calls for: Requires sedentary work involving standing or strolling for transient intervals, exerting as much as 10 kilos of power frequently; and a few dexterity in working workplace gear.

Unavoidable Hazards: The place is uncovered to no uncommon environmental hazards.

Sensory (Ada) Necessities: The place requires regular visible acuity and visual view, listening to and talking talents.


SCS is an Equal Alternative Employer. SCS gives affordable lodging to certified individuals with disabilities. Potential and present workers are inspired to debate ADA lodging with administration.

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