Instructional Assistant for Envision Academy

Envision Education - Oakland, CA4.0

Full-time$18 - $22 an hour
Envision Education is hiring a Special Education Instructional & Behavioral Assistant for Envision Academy High School in Oakland

This is a full-time position for the 2018/2019 school year.

The Instructional & Behavioral Assistant will provide support for students with learning or behavioral needs, as well as support the Learning Specialists and general education staff to provide special education services in order to meet students' Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. The Instructional & Behavioral Assistant may work with a specific student, or with small groups of students within the general education classroom or Learning Center to support academic & behavioral progress. The Instructional & Behavioral Assistant works as part of the school intervention team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists Learning Specialist and general education teachers to support students with learning or behavioral needs
Provide support to students in general education area as assigned
Follows and implements intervention plans or processes to provide service and support to students to meet IEP goals or intervention plan goals
Assists with collecting and recording observational data related to academic progress or behavior management
Organization of special education files, student learning records, data entry related to maintaining online IEPs, assists with record keeping
Under supervision of Learning Specialists, and without analysis, assists with screenings or assessments, including formal documentation, preparing materials and performing clerical support
Documents student progress towards meeting established objectives
Assists Learning Specialist with communication related to implementing intervention strategies, IEP services or compliance
Learns and utilizes basic methods and procedures in instructional settings
Understands and communicates the mission, goals, standards, policies procedures, confidentiality standards, operating instructions, values of Envision Schools and the Special Education program
Performs other related duties as required and assigned
Reports to: Principal and/or designated administrator (Lead Learning Specialist will work with team to assign work duties and may sign timesheet)

Minimum Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
Knowledge of adolescent growth, development and behavior characteristics; concepts of cognitive development and different learning styles
Ability and willingness to support every student with learning & behavioral needs and to implement students' IEPs or behavior support plans
Ability to assist students in various subject areas
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community
Solid technology skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, or other database program, and Internet search
Desire to work and learn as part of an innovative special education and school team
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve

Bachelor's Degree preferred


Prior experience working with secondary students with learning needs and a diverse student body


Competitive with benefits, pay commensurate with education and experience range $18 - $22/hour

This is a non-exempt, 40 hours per week position

Work-year: August 12, 2018 June 9, 2019

Hiring Process:
Please submit an online application via

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Who We Are

Envision Education transforms the lives of students' especially those who will be first in their family to attend college by preparing them for success in college, in careers, and in life.

Vibrant learning communities apply compassion and high expectations to inspire and empower students. Our approach is specifically designed to increase student engagement, deepen integration and understanding, promote active learning, and ensure college success. Envision further distinguishes its campuses with:

Economic, ethnic, and racial diversity,
Rigorous academic discipline, and
Excellence at every level.

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