Instructional Aide- Special Eduation: CA

Green Dot Public Schools - Los Angeles, CA - Full time

Instructional Aide SPED

Reports to: Principal

Classification: Full-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.


The Instructional Aide: Special classification is designed to serve students whose instruction is identified and specified in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Service Plan (SP).These students have learning, communication, physical and/or mild to moderate disabilities or other impairments such as emotional disturbances. Incumbents in this class perform a variety of instructional tasks in such areas as reading, writing, and mathematics. The incumbent will be assigned to work with a small group of special education students in a general education classroom.

Please note: Should you apply for this position, you will be doing so to Green Dot in general – not to a specific school. If a school has a SpEd Instructional Aide position open, they will review the general applicant pool for potential candidates. It is up to the school site who they choose to contact for an interview.


The classification specification does not necessarily describe all the duties that might need to be performed. The summary provides examples of typical task performed in this classification.

> Under immediate supervision, follow the lead of the teacher/specialist in providing instruction and specialized services to student(s) having an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or Section 504 Service Plan (SP). Specialized services may include: facilitation of communication via assistive technology and/or communication devices, assisting in the supervision, discipline and behavior modification of student(s), as well as performing related duties as assigned

> Discuss classroom learning activities with teacher/specialist to coordinate instructional efforts and to implement instructional programs.

> Tutor or drill students, individually or in groups, following lesson plans and designated IEPs or SPs, in a variety of academic subjects to explain and/or reinforce learning concepts

> Provide assistance to students in operating assistive technology or communication devices, microcomputers and in learning activities associated with computer assisted instruction.

> Provide assistance to, participate with, or monitor students in activities such as physical exercises and/or classroom activities

> Correct such student work as printing, writing, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic exercises, etc., of classroom and/or homework assignments, computer, record scores and return to students

> Operate a variety of office machines and/or instructional equipment such as, copy machine, typewriter, computer, laminator, telephone, video cassette recorder, etc.

> Perform a variety of classroom associated clerical work, such as typing, sorting, filing, keeping accurate records, setting up and maintaining fie folders, recording attendance, completing forms and applications, collecting monies, measuring, cutting and duplicating

> Prepare various teaching aids and materials such as charts, graphs, and other related items using such methods as typing, duplicating, collating, stapling and other laminating

> Assist in classroom organizing activities such as displaying educational materials, preparing bulletin boards, arranging furniture to facilitate instructional needs, creating an orderly and clean classroom environment

> Observe and report significant student behavior, behavioral patterns, and/or problems to the teacher/specialist. Implement behavior management programs for student(s) as designated by certificated staff

> Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed students: may administer prescribed medication in accordance with established school procedure

> May call parents to arrange appointments, to provide approved information about school or student, may participate in parent conference or IEP meeting at the direction or concurrence of the teacher/specialist

> Understand and carry out oral and written instruction

> Learn to tutor students in various subject matters and to work with students with and/or without disabilities

> Adapt educational materials/manipulatives to promote the specialized learning process for students with disabilities

> Work with children/adolescents having mild to moderate learning and /or physical disabilities

> Motivate and encourage positive learning patterns and behavior to students with disabilities and special learning need

> Assist with discipline of students in accordance with school policy

> Keep accurate records

> Demonstrate understanding and patience toward students with disabilities

> Demonstrate confidence, tact and sound judgment

> Demonstrate adaptability to changing circumstances and priorities within the learning environment

> Demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively as an educational team member


Consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and other related legislation, candidates for this classification must meet the following standards:

> Possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) AND one of the following:

* Completion of at least two years of college (48 units), OR

* Attainment of an AA (or higher) degree OR

* Pass a local assessment of knowledge and skills in assisting in instruction (e.g., CBEST)

Green Dot also strongly prefers candidates who have one or more of the following:

> Six months experience working with adolescents/children in a structured environment

> Experience working with adolescents/children requiring a specialized learning environment is preferred. Verifiable supervised experience as a volunteer in a school or related organizational activity may be substituted on an equal basis.

> Any other combination of training an experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered, however, experience cannot substitute for the required minimum education and a willingness to work collaboratively as an educational team member

> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.


The hourly rate for this position will start at $15.00 per hour, based on experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.


We require all candidates to complete an online application at Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill current openings (if any) as soon as possible.

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

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Special Education Teacher

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Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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