Please note that this position is a career 83% appointment working under K-12 school academic calendar year.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/15/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/26/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Applies professional knowledge to a narrow range of student disability issues, such as access, proctoring, or note-taking. Performs independently within this narrow range. Receives guidance from disability services manager on more complex issues. Under general supervision, the Learning Specialist Aide prepares, monitors, and delivers curriculum to individuals and groups of students with learning differences, and related work as assigned.
It is essential that individuals who occupy this position be able to adapt to the particular educational needs of the student(s). The Learning Specialist Aide works directly with students according to a highly structured plan. The behavioral and instructional components of the program are often individualized and require precise adherence.
The Learning Specialist Aide develops new material and programs and has responsibility for aiding students in the development and maintenance of such varied learning skills as reading, writing, study, and test-taking techniques. Incumbents in these positions should possess a broad knowledge of what constitutes competent and creative skill usage at various academic levels and must be proficient at guiding students of diverse educational backgrounds to levels of skill development consistent with standards of satisfactory performance.
Overtime may be required.
Graduation from college; paid or volunteer experience working with children in an educational or child care setting; or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.
Demonstrated knowledge of Special Education instructional/tutorial procedures and practices.
Proven experience creating successful partnerships with parents, children, teachers and community representatives in providing a quality development and education program.
Thorough understanding of child development, including philosophy, methodology and changes occurring in the field.
Proven ability to speak, read, and write fluent Spanish is required. Ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking parents fluently to implement special education.
Ability to work with and be sensitive to a culturally diverse community.
Ability to translate at Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings as needed.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Must pass background check (LiveScan) and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.
Duties will require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form is required.
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