Job Title:                                   Instructional Aide – Special Education


Reports to:                                Principal and Special Education Teacher assigned


Dept./School:                           Intervention Services/Assigned Campus


Wage/Hour Status:                  Nonexempt


Pay Grade:                                 201 – Resource/Content Mastery/Inclusion

                                                 202 – Self-Contained


Days Per Year:                          187



Primary Purpose:


Assist special education teacher in providing for instructional and physical needs of learners with disabilities in the general and special education settings.  Assist in implementation of classroom programs including self-help, behavior management, and instructional programs.  Works under the general supervision of the campus principal and under the immediate direction of the certified special education teacher.





High School Diploma or GED

48 hours of College credit or Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to work with children with disabilities

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Ability to communicate effectively



Experience working with school-aged children preferred


Major Responsibilities and Duties:


Instructional Support



Learner Management



Professional Growth and Development



Supervisory Responsibilities:




Equipment Used:


Digital technology; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook); printer, copier and fax machine; and Google Apps; learner specific equipment for communication and/or physical needs.


Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:


Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent creative problem solving with other members of the instructional team.  Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive equipment.  May be required to lift and position learners with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory learners.  Exposure to biological hazards.