An earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- First Aid and CPR certificate
- Added Authorization in Autism Spectrum certificate (if holder of Prelim/Clear credential), OR
- Enrollment in course(s) required for the AAAS certificate (if an Intern)
- Bi-lingual in Spanish/English
- Experience in a Special Education setting
- A valid Preliminary or Clear (or Level or Level 2) California Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe OR
- Education Specialist Instruction (M/M or M/S) Intern Eligibility through an accredited University/County education program and continued enrollment in that program.
- A valid California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with English Learner authorization
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics
- Knowledge of the fundamental principles and accepted practices of a special educator, including:
- Ability to utilize a variety of instructional strategies to meet the varied needs of students.
- Understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum and how to adapt the curriculum to meet student needs.
- Knowledge of a variety of assessment instruments and interpretation of assessment results.
- Knowledge of special education procedures, law, regulations and guidelines.
- Ability to work effectively with all racial, ethnic, linguistic, disability, and socioeconomic groups.
- Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and manage time.
- Ability to work collaboratively with school site personnel and parents.
- Ability to accept construction criticism and direction from supervisors.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and school/district staff both individually and as a group.
- Ability to compose and comprehend written communication.
- Basic keyboarding skills and knowledge of Microsoft word.
- Mobility to traverse all areas of work sites.
- Ability to travel to other sites/locations (if needed)
Physical and Environmental Elements:
- This position may include long periods of sitting or standing in an environment with moderate noise levels, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. This position is frequently required to stand, sit or walk, use hands and fingers and reach with arms.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to read printed materials and a computer screen with ability to adjust focus.
- Communication skills required by this job include the ability to hear and speak.
- Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.
- The position occasionally bends, stoops, reaches, pushes, and pulls drawers to retrieve and file information and lifts and carries items that typically weigh less than 20 pounds.
- The position requires the ability to travel by train, plane, or other means both inside and outside of the Los Angeles area.
- May have occasional exposure to irate parents, staff, and public and private representatives.
- This class description is not a complete statement of essential functions and responsibilities. ISANA retains the discretion to add or change typical duties of a position at any time.