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REPORTS TO: School Director
Reporting to the School Director, the Special Education Care Team member (aide) is an essential part of providing our learners with social and emotional support. The Care Team Member works closely and assists Teachers and Education Specialists in planning and implementing learning experiences that promote intellectual, social, emotional and physical development in a safe and healthy environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Model appropriate language, interactions, and positive behavior.
▪ Reinforce the learning concepts provided by the Teacher and Education Specialist.
▪ Preparing/reviewing and delivering lesson plans and materials.
▪ Assist the Teacher Education Specialist in preparing and incorporating learning activities.
▪ Support and encourage learners individually or in groups to focus on activities or assignments.
▪ Exhibits genuine caring, friendly, patient and nurturing attitude to all learners.
▪ Document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate measurements, student work samples, and session notes.
▪ Maintain regular communication with Education Specialists.
▪ Establish and enforce reasonable rules of virtual classroom behavior and procedures for maintaining a safe, secure and effective learning environment.
▪ Teach students on socially acceptable behaviors and personal development skills.
▪ Maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends.
▪ Utilize educational technology and computer applications.
▪ Ability to work well and deal tactfully with administrators, employees, parents, learners and the public
▪ Provide ongoing support and actively collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that the mission, vision, values and philosophy of the Organization is clearly understood and carried out.
▪ Represent the Organization in a positive and professional manner in all interactions and communications.
▪ Follow and actively participate in the development of all Schools guidelines, policies and procedures.
▪ Maintain professional competence through participation in professional development activities provided by School and self-selected professional growth activities.
▪ Perform other responsibilities as defined by the School Director.
▪ Communicating with others to exchange information. (In Person/Telephone/Computer)
▪ Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.
▪ Adjusting or moving objects up to 30 pounds in all directions.
▪ Vehicle operation for transportation purposes between worksites.
▪ Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
▪ May encounter outdoor elements (high (>90)/low (<60) temperatures, precipitation and/or
▪ Ability to work in situations involving the need to make informed and quick decisions.
▪ Ability to supervise/manage workers and delegate as needed in project management situations.
▪ Reading detailed documentation and analyzing data sets.
▪ Writing professionally both by hand and utilizing computer software.
▪ Speak in public settings both in person and in virtual settings.
▪ Build relationships with organizations and professionals in the community and establish partnerships for student growth.
▪ Be entrepreneurial & willing to wear multiple hats to get the job done right.
▪ Dealing and navigating professionally through high-stress situations.
▪ Minimum requirements are graduation from High School or GED.
▪ Experience with an education setting and/or real world experience in being non-traditional, flexible, open minded, and collaborative.
▪ Ability to problem solve and multi-task.
▪ Ability to cooperate successfully as a member of a team.
▪ Demonstrated capability to maintain effective relationships in a team oriented environment.
▪ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
▪ High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
▪ Thrive in a collaborative, team based and fast-paced environment.
▪ Maintain confidentiality of learners and their records.
▪ Establish and maintain friendly, cooperative and effective working relationships with learners, learners with special needs, parents, facilitators, care team, and administration.
▪ Demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for learners.
▪ Perform physical activities, which may include frequent standing, walking, bending, and/or lifting.
▪ Be passionate and supportive of the Alaka’i O Kaua’i mission and vision
The Alaka’i O Kaua’i Public Charter School (AOK) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff.
AOK promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.
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