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Special Education Instructional Aide - Lost Hills, CA, Wonderful College Prep Academy

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Lost Hills
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.

The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades K-9 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.

Our fully equipped science labs and makerspaces ensure students of all grades engage in hands-on learning with access to state-of-the-art technology. Our comprehensive art, music and athletic programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of academics, and we prioritize health and wellness as a critical life skill from outdoor classes in learning gardens and our farm-to-table cafeterias, to our on-campus student health centers. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.

We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.

Wonderful College Prep Academy has a unique partnership with the Wonderful Company. Click here to learn more about the Wonderful Company's other great philanthropic partnerships.

A day in the life at Wonderful:

The Special Education Aide will provide support to the Special Education teacher by caring for students' physical needs and in presenting educational material and developmental exercises.

  • Shared Vision: Supports a vision of excellence for all students, with an urgency to maximize every opportunity necessary to achieve ambitious student outcomes
  • Classroom Support: As determined by the SPED Teacher, supports classroom learning and provides 1:1 student support and tutoring as needed
  • Campus Safety and Supervision: Supports campus supervision before, during, and after school
  • Reinforcement Activities: Provides SPED Teacher with support including tutoring, clerical support, and administrative tasks
  • Community Outreach: Demonstrates commitment to the community by communicating regularly with families and attending key community events

Your contribution to Wonderful:

  • AA degree needed; BA preferred
  • ABA trained a plus
  • Familiarity with and/or the ability to learn SIRUS, IEP writing and Special Ed Reporting Software
  • Familiarity with and/or the ability to learn RTI, Co-teaching, Collaboration, Push-In, Pull-out, Learning Lab Intervention and small-group teaching models
  • Proficiency with various technologies and teaching tools
  • Bilingual ability
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.

Skills, Knowledge:

  • Assisting SPED Teacher with lesson plans that lead to student understanding based on state standards
  • Providing an effective learning environment that reflects and facilitates student achievement
  • Assisting with assessing student progress and maintaining accurate records
  • Assisting with the creation of IEPs as well as assisting with IEP meetings
  • Proctoring Formal Assessments
  • Updating Service Logs and Files
  • Communicate with partnering agencies
  • Participating in SST Meetings
  • Maintaining frequent communication with students, students' families, colleagues, and the Special Education Teacher * Participating regularly in professional development opportunities

Wonderful's dedication to you:

  • Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
  • Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
  • Company paid health/vision/dental for self
  • Voluntary 403b
  • Positions are bonus eligible

Quality of Life in the Central Valley:

Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.

Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Keywords: The Wonderful Company, Bakersfield , Special Education Instructional Aide - Lost Hills, CA, Wonderful College Prep Academy, Other , Lost Hills, California

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