Job Posting: Instructor Assistant

Beacon School has an opening for an Instructor Assistant.

Beacon School is a special educational service provider for five local school districts in Athens County. School age programming is tailored to meet the needs of students age 5-21 with focus in the areas of functional academics, prevocational instruction, socialization, daily living skills, adaptive physical education, fine/gross motor skills, and recreation/leisure. We seek an Instructor Assistant dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with exceptional needs and with a passion for serving a population diverse in social, educational and economic backgrounds and levels.

Wage: Competitive starting rate (range is $23,000 – $40,391)
Benefits: Comprehensive health & life insurance, generous PTO and participation in OPERS.
Schedule: Academic year 182 days; M-F 35 hrs/wk

• Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Educational Aide Permit, with Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) endorsement, or ability to obtain permit by start date (visit this site for more information)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to prepare/maintain accurate reports.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and to meet deadlines.
• Ability to use the computer, email, and instructional technology tools.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds; physical ability to effectively sustain and endure physical demands to meet the needs of active children
• Knowledge of developmental disabilities, behavior management and teaching methods preferred

Job Duties:
• Assists certified instructors in teaching in one or more of the following areas: social, physical, language, communication, hearing and/or speech development, personal care, vocational skills and/or academic and leisure time activities. Assists in maintaining classroom environment conducive to learning and free of health and safety hazards. Assists in preparing materials for daily lesson plans consistent with instructor’s goals for students’ Individual Educational Plans. Assists students with mobility, physical and clothing needs such as positioning, feeding, toileting and getting on and off transportation vehicles.
• Assists in preparing and maintaining records and reports, both written and electronic, such as attendance, behavioral data, and academic progress data.
• Attends meetings and conferences with parents as needed; attends staff meetings, training sessions, open houses, and school-wide events. Supports instructor by communicating classroom needs, educational aide needs or issues, and parent concerns. Ensures that parental communication is under the direction of the instructor. Ensures that classroom Unusual Incident Reports are completed according to agency timelines.
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024, or until filled

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three professional references to, complete an application at Beacon School, 801 W Union St, Athens, OH 45701, or complete a digital application by clicking the link below. Internal applications will be given priority in screening and selection.

Working conditions may exist that do not normally exist in the occupation of a public employee. These conditions may include: exposure to blood borne pathogens, communicable diseases, potential infectious materials, hazardous chemicals and/or aggressive behaviors.

ACBDD is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce.

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