Supports administrative staff, Center Supervisor and Teacher at the center in carrying out overall program goals and objectives. Shares responsibility for overall quality of educational experience for children with disabilities. Supports CAPSLO’s mission by ensuring that individuals with a disability and their families develop knowledge and skills that encourage self-sufficiency and self-determination.
Required Education and Experience:
- Must possess an Associate of Arts degree
- Must pass CAPSLO’s Behavioral Health and Disabilities Aide Training Exam.
- Must have 6 months of experience working with a child with a disability or related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including courses from the following core areas:
- Child/human growth and development;
- Child, family, and community or child and family relations; and
- Programs/curriculum for children with disabilities.
License & Certifications:
Must provide certificates of completion of approved pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR training within 30 days of hire. The employee is responsible for renewing and maintaining a valid CPR/first aid certification at all times.
- Assists children with special needs in the center.
- Assists in the safe supervision of children engaged in learning and play activities by
- Paying close attention to the safety of the children at all times;
- Maintaining firm, but gracious limit setting; and
- Maintaining an awareness of special health concerns that children with disabilities may have.
- Assists the Center Supervisor and Teachers in planning activities that support Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individualized Education Program (IEP), goals for children with a disability or for children in the referral process. Includes
- Reviewing IFSP/IEP with Center Supervisor and teachers;
- Providing input into lesson plan development and participating in staff meetings;
- Participating in learning and small group activities; and
- Working with Center Supervisor and reporting directly to Lead Teacher in supervision of all children.
- Ensures children with disabilities have access and participation in the same experiences as all children in the classroom.
- Provides a clean, safe environment by participating in center housekeeping. Duties include lifting and moving equipment and furniture and cleaning activities such as dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dishwashing, etc. Shares responsibility for center maintenance, including orderliness and cleanliness that ensure proper standards of safety and sanitation.
- Maintains confidentiality of child and family information, including names, disabilities, and services.
- Performs special exercises and follow-up activities with children as described by therapists. Activities may support occupational, physical, and/or speech therapy.
- Aids children in developing self-help skills such as toileting, feeding, dressing, napping, etc.
- As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, assesses and implements each child’s IFSP, IEP, and participates in case conferencing.
- Implements suggested strategies from Mental Health Consultant and Behavioral Health and Disabilities Team.
- Documents children’s progress or lack of progress.
EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.