Special Education Assistant

Los Angeles, CA
School Support – Special Education Support
Full-Time Immediate
The Mission

KIPP LA Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in South, Southeast, and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

KIPP LA currently operates 17 schools and serves approximately 7,200 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.

The Opportunity

    • Provide support to students and student(s) of disability
    • Implement comprehensive positive behavioral support plans and effective behavior management strategies; deliver instruction; participate as a member of the educational team, and hold design and implement all components of the student’s individual program
    • Uphold and enforce school rules and policies
    • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher to provide access to class activities
    • Supervise students throughout the school day in classrooms, during educational activities, and during recess and lunch
    • Assist teacher in classroom instruction and behavior support
    • Implement Behavior Support Plan
    • Implement behavior strategies
    • Assist in managing the behavior of students and crisis intervention, including restraint
    • Ability to work with students having special needs and/or aggressive behaviors (i.e. biting, kicking, hitting, emotional outbursts, etc.)
    • Appropriately manage student behavior and guide student toward more acceptable social behaviors. Model appropriate behavioral interventions
    • Confer with teacher(s) on a regular basis to assist in evaluation student(s) progress and/or implementing IEP goals and objectives
    • Assist with student assessments, as appropriate
    • Participate in IEP meetings, as appropriate
    • Maintain appropriate documentation, records, and reports
    • Participate in developing data collection systems, and monitor data collection to ensure the success of academic and behavior plans
    • Maintain confidentiality of students and families as mandated by district, state and federal regulations
    • Participate in school and regional trainings, in-services and meetings
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and parents
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written form
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education

The Qualifications

    • Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor Degree highly preferred
    • 1-year experience working with students with special needs in a school setting
    • Experience working in an educational setting implementing behavioral intervention for students with complex and/or severe behavioral problems.
    • Certification in NCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention), desired
    • First aid and CPR, desired
    • Knowledge of positive behavioral interventions and applied behavior analysis (ABA)
    • Knowledge of behavioral management strategies and techniques related to pupils with special needs

The Perks

    • Full-time position starting at $17/hour
    • Generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • KIPP LA life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
    • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement, etc.)


KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP LA strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippla.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.