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Special Education (Mild/Mod) Teaching Assistant (Elementary School)

Company: Mardan School
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


The teaching assistant (TA) is a member of a teaching team who supports the Master Teacher in a special education classroom of up to 12 students with social/emotional/learning and/or behavioral issues. While a teaching credential or permit is not a requirement of the job, that document allows the TA to legally substitute (subject to certain restrictions) for the teacher, upon the teacher's absence. An uncredentialed teaching assistant may remediate and enforce curriculum previously taught by a credentialed teacher, but may not teach new material. Most of our assistants are currently working toward obtaining credentials or graduate degrees in a related field.

*Duties and Responsibilities*

* Work one on one or with a small group of students to reinforce and practice curriculum previously presented as directed by the Master Teacher
* Assist in Implementing the Master Teacher's behavior management system
* Observe and provide behavioral assistance to students in support of their special education programs
* Assists students with developing proper social behavior
* Monitor the safety of students in a variety of environments
* Performs a variety of clerical and supportive duties related to classroom activities such as
* Typing, duplicating, distributing, and filing instructional materials
* Recording data
* Taking attendance
* Assisting with maintaining data with respect to logs, records, charts, and student files.
* Grading assignments
* Direct communication with parents/guardians, school administrators, and therapists
* Interact with students in an understanding, patient, and receptive manner


* Child guidance principles and practices.
* Child and young adult growth, development, and behavioral characteristics of students with special needs
* Subject matter taught - including math, grammar, spelling, language, and reading.
* Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
* Behaviors associated with autism
* Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to assigned position.
* Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct.
* Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
* Operation of a Chromebook and Google Classroom.
* Oral and written communication skills.
* Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
* Basic record-keeping techniques.
* Basic first aid techniques.
* Techniques used in motivating students and de-escalating behavior.


The position is from an immediate start date to 7/22 annually. Hours are approx. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. M-F.

Compensation is $18.66 to 22.39 per hour

10 paid personal days

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans

LTD Insurance

403B and SEP/IRA Retirement Plans with employer contribution

Comments and Other Information


Position requires livescan/fingerprint (done at the time of hire) and current TB clearances.

Mardan required staff to either be fully vaccinated for COVID (including boosters) OR submit to weekly COVID testing. Mardan practices social distancing, masking, and sanitization protocols

*To apply, please go to: *

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.66 - $22.39 per hour

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Irvine, CA 92604: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* High school or equivalent (Required)

* special ed classroom teaching (mild/mod): 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Mardan School, Irvine , Special Education (Mild/Mod) Teaching Assistant (Elementary School), Other , Irvine, California

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