Spectrum Center Schools, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope is seeking Instructional Aides to join our award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction!
If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with genuine purpose, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor, and a stellar work ethic We Should Talk!
As an Instructional Aide, you will provide individualized supervision and instruction to assigned students and additional support to the core classroom staff. Working with student(s) to implement their Individualized Education Programs (IEP), you will utilize group and individual instruction in the classroom and community.
- Implements curriculum (including all on-site and community-based instruction) and behavioral intervention strategies consistent with the letter and intent of the IEP/ITP (Individual Transition Plan)/ PBIP (Positive Behavior Intervention Plan) to meet each students goals and objectives.
- Consults with supervisor on the progress of students and the implementation of the IEP/ITP/PBIP and assists in transition plans for integrating the student back to a public school placement (mainstreaming/inclusion) or to an adult program. Writes Progress Reports, develops and modifies data sheets, and develops curriculum.
- Follows the classroom schedule which addresses each students IEP/ITP goals including community and vocational goals, group instruction, any Designated Instructional Services (DIS) and/or schedule revisions.
- Completes accurate and timely documentation on students behavior as outlined by school procedures; reports observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports and daily activities log as required. Maintain confidentiality of student information and records at all times.
- Participates in the data collection process by collecting, recording, and maintaining data required by student programs, classroom records, and data computer systems as assigned by supervisor; and provides input for the development of Functional Analyses of Behavior and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans.
- Performs job coaching duties as assigned, by assisting in the training of students, on campus or at community job sites in appropriate work behavior and specific employment skills. Keeps supervisor informed of issues regarding students vocational skills and/or placement.
- Provides for the basic physical needs of students as needed (e.g. toileting and diapering, ensure students receive their medications, assist with feeding students, assist with hygiene, etc.).
- Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the students, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations to proactively intervene.
- Complies with all company policies/procedures and regulatory requirements and reports any known or suspected violations to his/her supervisor or through other means identified in company policy.
- Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary using the least restrictive method by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing appropriate de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper physical restraint techniques, and displaying neutral emotions.
- Consistently meets school and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and training sessions as required.
- Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the classroom by assisting in cleaning, filing, and preparing materials and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility.
- Participates as a team member and promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating cooperation, compromise, appropriate expression of opinion, and by treating others with consideration, courtesy, and respect.
- Assists with other daily classroom functions and special assignments as directed; including, but not limited to, substitute teaching. IA 2 is the primary instructor to students this position is the supervisor and mentor of staff when the teacher is absent. This includes credential coverage communication with families and other management of classroom systems as needed. Provides classroom orientation for new staff per agency guidelines as directed by the teacher.
- Assists with the planning and preparation of educational materials and activities and maintains individual student data binders and communication devices/books. Also assists the teacher in managing the classroom budget, records and environment.
- Serves as an aide (also known as a rider) to provide supervision and management of student behavior during transportation routes in Spectrum owned vehicles (at applicable campuses).
- Provides (at applicable campuses) transportation for students by driving a Spectrum owned vehicle with student/s who require transportation to and/or from school. This responsibility requires an employee provided DMV driving record report.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
- Bachelors degree.
- Three years of experience working with students in an education setting or working with individuals with disabilities.
- You must obtain an Emergency 30 Day Sub Permit within 90 days of starting employment.
- Valid California driver's license.
Spectrum Center Schools is a division of Chancelight Education, the nations leading provider of alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. For more than 45 years, and in partnership with over 235 school districts nationwide, we have helped change the direction of more than 240,000 student lives!
Learn more about our history, our mission, and the program services we provide by visiting the links below:
As a member of the Chancelight family you will be provided with the opportunity to make meaningful impacts, the support needed to achieve performance, success and advancement goals; and receive all the tools essential to reaching your personal & professional fulfillment!
Additional Perks and Benefits Include:
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
- Virtual Medical Visits
- Health Savings Account
- Paid Time Off
- School Hours and Paid Holiday Schedule
- Company Paid Life & Disability Insurance
- 401k Options
- Legal Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Discount Program
- Opportunities for Growth & Development
- And So Much More!
If you're ready to start changing the direction of students' lives by providing them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures this is your Chance!
Join us and start making a genuine difference in the lives of children TODAY!
Careers, With Chancelight. = Work. With Purpose.
- Bachelors or better
Licenses & CertificationsRequired
- Driver Licenses
- Special Education
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)