Special Education Instructor Assistant

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services

“People we serve come from all walks of life and so do we. We want to empower the potential of every team, and we know that teams perform best when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong.”
Ideal candidates for Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services:
Have a passion for improving others’ lives, demonstrated through superior customer service.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and an appreciation for the work behind providing social services to the community.
Value a purpose-driven culture, supportive team members, and organizational commitment to growth and innovation.

Benefits at Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services: 
35-hour work week, 9-month position with payment year-round. 7-hour workday ending at 3:30 pm.
Starting salary range, determined by formula accounting for years of experience: $23,490.00 (base rate) to $29,360.00 (10 years of experience performing this same job or job with primarily the same duties.)
Comprehensive Benefits Package: Medical, HRA, Dental, Vision, Employer-Paid Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility, Wellness Incentives, robust Employee Assistance Plan, access to Free Medical and Rx through Marathon Health, and more!
Ohio Public Employee’s Retirement System which includes a 10% employee contribution and a 14% employer contribution.

Instructor Assistant – Bobbie B. Fairfax School
A typical day in the life of an Instructor Assistant at Bobbie B. Fairfax School starts with greeting our exceptional students with warmth and enthusiasm, fostering a safe and inclusive environment. Collaborating closely with our dedicated teaching staff, you assist in implementing personalized education plans, providing one-on-one support, and facilitating group activities that promote growth and skill development. Classrooms consist of 5-6 students at a time with 3-4 staff members. Students served vary in age from 5 years old to 21 years old. Throughout the day, you celebrate small victories, from a student’s breakthrough in communication to their achievements in daily living skills. Your unwavering patience, compassion, and dedication ensure that every student feels valued, supported, and empowered on their unique educational journey.
Job Duties (Summary):
Supporting Classroom Activities: Collaborate with teachers to assist in implementing lesson plans and educational activities tailored to individual student needs.
One-on-One Assistance: Provide individualized support to students, focusing on skill development, communication, and personal growth.
Behavioral Support: Offer positive behavioral support and intervention techniques to address challenging behaviors and promote a positive classroom atmosphere.
Personal Care: Assist with daily living skills, including personal hygiene, mobility, and other activities of daily living.
Safety and Supervision: Ensure the safety and well-being of students during all school activities and transitions.
Documentation: Maintain accurate records of student progress and behavior, assisting in the development and tracking of individualized education plans (IEPs).
Collaboration: Work as part of a dedicated team, including teachers, therapists, and support staff, to provide comprehensive care and education to students.

High School diploma or GED required.
Eligibility for an educational aide permit.
Previous experience in working with children with developmental disabilities preferred.
Work Location:
One opening at Bobbie B. Fairfax School: 4999 Kingsley Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227
One opening at Margaret B. Rost School: 5858 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248
If you are a compassionate and dedicated individual ready to contribute to the educational and personal growth of students with developmental disabilities, we encourage you to apply.
Deadline to Apply: 
Tuesday, November 14th at midnight
Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services offers equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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