Special Education Assistant - San Diego

San Diego, CA
School Support – Instructional Support /
Full-Time Immediate /
Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 20 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.

You Should Apply If

You enjoy building lasting relationships with students, creating strong and positive behavioral support plans, and growing as an educator and a teammate. 

What You'll Do

    • 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
    • Able to support with students toileting needs
    • 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

You'll Be Qualified If You Have

    • Bachelor's 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

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 San Diego
    • Support and care from fellow regional team members
    • Ongoing professional development and coaching from manager 

Working with Us Means the Following Perks

    • Full-time position offered a rate of $22/hour (non-negotiable)
    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost
    • Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)

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.