Expanded Learning Special Education Assistant

San Diego, CA
School Support – Expanded Learning Programs /
Part-Time Immediate /
Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 10,000 students and supporting 6,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

The Opportunity

KIPP SoCal provides expanded learning programs after school, in summer school or through intersession learning opportunities. Expanded Learning Programs focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of KIPP SoCal students through hands-on, engaging learning experiences.

You Should Apply If

The Expanded Learning Program Instructor role features ample opportunity to develop your teaching and leadership skills. This role in particular allows you to build lasting relationships and create strong positive behavior support plans with students who have disabilities. If you want to make an immediate impact on students’ lives and launch or continue your career in education, then this is the role for you.

Direct Service

    • Provide academic assistance, intervention support, and recreational programming to student/s with disabilitiesDevelop, create and implement academic, recreational, and enrichment activities for students with disabilities
    • Supervise assigned student/s to ensure that student/s are safe and the program operates in an organized and effective manner
    • Provide support to students and student(s) with disabilities during expanded learning program hours
    • 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 Expanded Learning Program Manager to provide access to class activities
    • Supervise student/s throughout the expanded learning program in classrooms, during educational activities, and during meal times
    • Assist Expanded Learning Instructors In classroom instruction and behavior support
    • Implement Behavior Support Plan during expanded learning program hours Implement behavior strategies during expanded learning program hours 
    • 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.)
    • Assist with any medical needs of student(s) assigned (i.e. toileting, diapering, medication, feeding, diabetes care, seizure care, etc.) 
    • Appropriately manage student behavior and guide student toward more acceptable social behaviors
    • Model appropriate behavioral interventions
    • 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 Expanded Learning Program Manager


    • Attend weekly or monthly school based staff meetings/trainings
    • Participate in trainings offered by school site and regional office
    • Attend all additional required meetings

Time Commitment

    • This role is a year-round position, with approximately 22 - 24 work hours per week. Potential hours for the summer.
    • Must be able to commit to a regular shift during the instructional year (Aug- June) from
    • Mondays: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday - Thursdays: 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Fridays: 1:45 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Available for Summer Program, possible weekend and intersessional program

You'll Be Qualified If You Have

    • Minimum education requirement High School diploma (KIPP assessment required prior to interview)
    • AA degree or at least two years of coursework at a four-year college 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
    • Prior experience working with groups of elementary or middle school students in an academic or recreational setting strongly preferred
    • Ability to work independently and with a team
    • Ability to work effectively with teachers, parents, and students

Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following

    • Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation 
    • Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
    • Support and care from fellow teachers, administrators, and regional team members
    • Ongoing professional development and coaching from a school site manager 
    • Creation of an individualized credentialing plan with top-notch support from our dedicated Talent Team. We’ll help you become a full-time teacher in no time


    • Compensation starting at $22 per hour
KIPP SoCal 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 SoCal 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.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.