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Instructional Assistant

at Capitol Autism Services

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 45
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Location:
Land Park Campus

Job Code:
IA

# of Openings:
0

Instructional Assistant
Reports to: Teacher                                                  Department: Land Park Campus
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt                               Salary Range: DOE
Date: September 7, 2010                                        Approved: Director    
 
JOB SUMMARY:
The Instructional Assistant works as part of the classroom team to motivate students with autism (ages 3-22) to learn while utilizing the methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis.  The Instructional Assistant provides assistance to the teacher by implementing small group teaching sessions and conducting individualized instruction, while following lesson plans and recording data.  Depending on each student’s individual needs, the Instructional Assistant may be required to assist in problem behavior reduction as well as assisting the students with toileting, feeding and other self help skills throughout the day.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Duties include but are not limited to:
•    Implement a variety of instructional activities (designed by the teacher) to meet the student’s goals/objectives which are based upon their IEP
•    Accurately record data on student behavior, skills progression, student care and learning objectives
•    Implement behavioral support strategies, according to plans and procedures
•    Assist students in functional skills such as, toileting and mealtime routines
•    Effectively monitor behavior according to service plan
•    Maintain a clean and orderly learning environment
•    Interact with student using positive reinforcement and the least restrictive techniques to manage behavior
•    Participate in and monitor student during leisure time to ensure safety

SPECIAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:
•    Energetic, positive, and dedicated individual with the ability to motivate children to learn
•    Ability to be a team member and be flexible in approach
•    Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis
•    Stellar written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality
•    Ability to legibly record and maintain data
•    Ability to pass Department of Justice screening
•    Ability to provide proof of negative TB screening
•    This position requires the following physical activities: bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, talking, hearing, visual acuity, the ability to lift up to 50 lbs

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
•    High school diploma or completion of general education (GED) certificate
•    Experience working with individuals with autism and/or special needs

BENEFITS:
(If working over 30 hours per week)
•    Medical, dental, basic life insurance and AD&D
•    401k option
•    Voluntary life insurance, vision, and AFLAC
•    Paid time off (PTO)