Special Education Aide

Elk Grove, CA
Fortune Middle School /
HR 11 (Hourly Fulltime 11 month calendar 50% Paid Benefits) /
About the Employer
Rex and Margaret Fortune School of Education is a comprehensive education system including, non-profit preschools, a network of tuition-free, public charter schools (TK-12th), and a school of education with a masters programs and educator preparations programs accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. in Sacramento/San Bernardino County. We prepare students for college starting in preschool Transitional Kindergarten in San Bernardino and Sacramento Counties and are focused on closing the African American achievement gap.

Our Mission:
To graduate high achieving students of good character prepared for college and citizenship in a democratic society.

Our Vision:
To prepare teachers for service in public schools with competence and sensitivity that will enable them to develop students to their fullest potential.

Our Approach:
At Fortune School our education philosophy is The Five Pillars--1) High Expectations, 2) Choice and Commitment, 3) More Time, 4) Focus on Results, 5) Citizenship. We follow this philosophy in all our academic programs in service to the wide range of people we serve from preschool to masters.

Job Summary: Candidate must be passionate about serving students from low socio-economic backgrounds who need extra support. Experience working with students in small groups, 1:1 and large groups. Must work well with students, staff and principal, experience giving instruction in the core reading areas (decoding, phonics, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary) and is comfortable with elementary level reading and ELA. Must have experience working with students with learning disabilities.

Essential Functions: The essential duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

    • Maintain student supervision at all times including transitions, P.E. and lunch periods. Inform the classroom teacher whenever you leave the room of where you are going and for how long.
    • Implement lesson plans as designed by teacher; support in the delivery of instruction for assigned students.
    • Systematically record and graph data specific to assigned students regarding overall instructional progress, achievement of IEP goals, behavioral incidents, baseline behavior and other information as required with the guidance of the Education Specialist.
    • Communicate measurable learning objectives and guide assigned students toward mastery of goals.
    • Utilize instructional techniques and appropriate instructional material as prescribed by classroom teacher.
    • Communicate to student about IEP goals regularly; correct student errors in a positive and timely manner.
    • Communicate any concerns to the classroom teacher and Education Specialist regarding student performance and behavior.
    • Assist in tracking the completion of homework and course work.
    • Follow all policies for classroom procedures.
    • Complete logs on a daily basis (if required). Submit accurate and complete logs on time to parent and Education Specialist if required.
    • Implement interventions as prescribed in the treatment plan.
    • Complete incident and/or accident reports within specified time requirements, as needed.
    • Keep student information confidential at all times.
    • Follow established Fortune School Norms.

Knowledge, SKills and Ability to:

    • Work with students in small groups, 1:1 and large groups.
    • Work with students with learning disabilities.

Working Environment/Physical Demands

    • Office environment: constant interruptions.
    • Outdoor environment: driving a personal vehicle to conduct work; visit school sites; travel to other organizations and companies; meetings and workshops

Education and Experience

    • BA Degree is preferred
$20 - $20 an hour
Fortune School of Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.