Sp.Ed. Instructional Assistant / Sp.Ed. Intern

Date posted: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:30pm to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:30pm
Employer Name: 
The Avalon Academy
Contact Person: 
Sara Hawkinson, Head of School
Who should apply: 
Anyone who loves working with children with Cerebral Palsy and has a desire to be a part of a fantastic team.
$20 and up based on experience

The Avalon Academy is looking for talented and motivated professionals who love learning, sharing knowledge, and creating an exceptional learning space for our students.
If you have a passion for education and helping students thrive, send us your resume and tell us why you would be a great fit to join the team at Avalon!
About Avalon:
The Avalon Academy is a model school dedicated to providing exceptional educational services for children with movement disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy. The Avalon Academy was founded in 2005. It is a non-profit, non-public (K-12) school, certified by the California Department of Education. Avalon serves pupils from all over the Bay Area and is contracted with 10 public-school districts.

Instructional Assistants and Interns receive weekly training from specialists in the area of speech-language pathology, physical therapy, functional vision, orientation and mobility, and special education. Additionally, there are many opportunities for direct observation hours with our specialists. We offer support to individuals applying for graduate school, by providing personal statement advice, mentorship, mock interviews, and recommendation letters upon request. Thus far, 100% of our Instructional Assistants who have applied to graduate school have been admitted into a program of their choice. Avalon is a fun and collaborative work environment where you can develop your interpersonal, intrapersonal, and clinical skills. We look forward to you joining our team.

Job Type: Special Education Instructional Assistant / Special Education Intern

Salary Info: $20/hour and up, depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Paid Sick Leave, Paid Personal Time, on the 1st of the month following sixty (60) days of active, continuous employment, eligibility to participate in a variety of Employee Benefits, including plan coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; a matching 401(k) Plan; and a Flexible Spending Account.

Length of Work Year: Year-round for 42 weeks. School on recess 10 weeks throughout year and there is a 6-week ESY

• Support head classroom teachers during small and large group academic instruction
• Provide direct care (including feeding and toileting) and educational services to students in a supportive learning environment Participate in Community Based Instruction
• Dialogue with colleagues on a continual basis regarding how to best address IEP goals (e.g. academic, Speech and Language, vision, Orientation and Mobility, Physical Therapy and vocational goals)
• Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in developing and adapting core curriculum and goals to suit students’ individual needs and working with families to support students in the classroom
• Ability to lift students, including up to teen-aged students, with variable weight either independently or with assistance; push a therapeutic mobility device (adapted tricycle) or wheelchair with the student on board; and bend, squat and reach to change protective undergarments, interact on the floor with students and assist in medical and behavioral emergencies and/or difficulties

Please contact Sara Hawkinson, Head of School at sara@theavalonacademy.org

Job Poster: 
Kinga E. Czegeni, Founder, Executive Director
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