Special Education Assistant

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Special Education



Assists the students as indicated by the Individual Education Plan.  Reinforces and implements instructional activities as prescribed by the teacher to provide additional time for instruction and guidance.  Must be able to lift/move a minium of 50 lbs.



  • Collects data on student performance and progress as directed by the teacher.
  • Observes and monitors students' progress and emotional behavior.  Assists in maintaining complete and accurate student records.

  • Accompanies students to and from lunchroom, buses, and on field trips.  Escorts children as needed to classroom activities.

  • Provides for the social, emotional, and physical needs of the special education student.  Takes appropriate action in instances of special medical needs.

  • Monitors the student during assigned periods within a variety of school environments for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.

  • Assists the student in preparing for the transition from the self-contained class to the mainstream when appropriate. 

  • Provides input to the teacher in planning daily and long-range programs for the student.

  • Participates in school and district staff development programs and scheduled meetings.

  • Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

  • High school diploma or GED certificate.

  • As of September 1, 2014, all exceptional education instructional assistants must complete the required autism paraprofessional training as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education and provide documentation to Human Resources to be eligible for employment.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Basic computing and spelling skills required.

  • Concern for general welfare of children, ability to accept and support all children, and maintain confidentiality.

  • Experience in nursing, childcare, or special education preferred.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students, and administrators.

  • Patience, flexibility, dependability, interest, punctuality, and ability to follow directions.

  • Special Education Aide II: completion of a minimum of 48 hours of college credit.



Monitors the assigned student.



Performs duties under the supervision of principal. Reports directly to the teacher to whom assigned; receives annual performance evaluation from principal.



Subject to a wide variety of behavioral situations associated with developmentally-delayed students. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Duties may involve risk resulting from attending to students’ physical or sanitation/hygiene needs. Significant standing; some walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling. Must have the ability to lift or move 50 lbs.

Posted By

Williamsburg-James City County School District

P.O. Box 8781 117 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23187

At the following locations

Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School

3131 Ironbound Road , Williamsburg, VA 23185