2020/21 Special Education Instructional Assistant, Job Coach

Job | Posted 3 months ago


Leander ISD is currently evaluating several potential models in light of the changing situation, and following guidance established by local, state and federal leaders. 
Regardless of what decisions are reached in order to open our campuses and operations, we must ask that all applicants, new employees, and current staff be prepared for
possible variations in campus assignments, hours of operations, and modifications to job duties among other considerations
Any of these possible changes may not be known until we move into the school year and certainly will depend upon any developments in managing COVID -19 restrictions and recommendations.


If hired, the State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.
To serve as a career information and employability skills resource to students, 18-22 years old, to facilitate their attainment of lifelong employment skills and to directly coach employment skills in community work sites. This position may be contingent upon funding in whole or in part through state or federal grants.

  • Ability to follow directions from multiple teachers and follow an assigned schedule.
  • Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations, and state and local board policy.
  • Assist supervising teacher in devising appropriate job task analyses for each student.
  • Work with individual students or small groups to conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher.
  • Supervise students on community sites.
  • Provide sequential training for respective jobs.
  • Work with work-based learning and supported employment services.
  • Screen, evaluate and reassess progress in such areas as social skills, grooming, reliability, stamina, and task completion.
  • Transport students to workplace in LISD District Suburban.
  • Assist in inventory, care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Assist with social strategies implementation as needed for individual students.
  • Assist teacher in keeping administrative records and preparing required reports.
  • Participate in in-service trainings, team meetings and special events as needed.
  • Supervise classroom when teacher is attending scheduled meetings.
  • Must carry reliable communication tool (i.e. cell phone) so they can be contacted during travel time to ensure safety of students.
  • May need to flex work schedule to accommodate a student’s needs on the worksite that could occur in the evenings or on the weekends. Contact, communicate, and respond appropriately to concerns with community partners and family members.
  • Meet with employer to obtain employer evaluations.
  • Potentially required to perform or assist in the diaper-changing routine daily and aid in toilet-training and other self-help skills.
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • None.

  • At least 48 semester hours (or equivalent trimester hours) of college work, or an Associate degree or higher, or a Highly Qualified Certificate issued by ACC, Region 13, or an equivalent institution.  Level III Education Aide Certification preferred.
  • TEA issued Educational Aide Certificate – obtainable after hire ($32 fee requirement).
  • Some experience working with children preferred.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.  Driving record in good standing with the State of Texas.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and manage multiple priorities and projects and work well with children, students, staff and parents.
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during portions of work day.
  • Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases.
  • Frequent heavy lifting of students.
  • May be required to lift 50-80 pounds unassisted.
  • May be required to lift 81-200 pounds assisted.
  • May be required to assist in crisis intervention.
  • May be required to pass a SAMA or other crisis prevention training class.
  • May be required to restrain a student.


                                                                                                                                                       Equal Opportunity Employer

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Leander ISD

P.O. Box 218, Leander, TX 78646
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558