1:1 Aide - Pillar Schools

  • Livingston, NJ
  • Pillar Schools
  • Full-time

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Teacher Assistant / 1:1 Aide

SUMMARY:        Assists teacher of the handicapped in planning and executing educational programs for assigned class.

REPORTS TO:   Principal     


  • Assists in all areas of instruction including daily routines, academics, specials, assemblies, daily living skills, therapy groups, including aquatic and hippo therapy, and any other appropriate classroom and school activity.
  • Fosters student independence, socialization and self-esteem and assists students with daily living skills, feeding/eating, and personal care. 
  • Assists in adapting instructional activities and materials according to learner needs and individualized programs. Helps teacher in preparation of art displays, instructional materials, etc.
  • Follows through on directions and student program requirements;
    • able to work independently and with minimal direction for daily routines and lessons/activities,
    • responds appropriately to input and direction from teachers and other team members.
  • Demonstrate initiative and effective strategies, as per school guidelines, for management of student behavior.
  • Assists students arriving and departing from buses. Supervise students according to bus duty schedule.
  • Supports student IEP goals and carries out recommendations from therapists including sensory diets, feeding plans, AAC communication strategies.
  • Follows safety procedures and guidelines with adaptive equipment; wheel chairs, special standers, walkers, strollers and other pieces of equipment.
  • Acts as a good role model by maintaining appropriate classroom behavior and conversation in front of students and visitors at all times.
  • Maintains a positive and cooperative attitude at all times.
  • Is prepared and punctual for meetings, conferences and trainings.
  • Performs other related tasks as required


Ability to relate well to children with disabilities and to establish relationship with child with unique special needs; to learn and understand each child's individual needs and to carry out program objectives; to learn use of and operate adaptive equipment; to perform strenuous physical activity including supporting, lifting, and transferring a minimum of 50 pounds ; to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing; to adhere to personnel policies and procedures; to establish and maintain proper working relationships with children, supervisors, administrators and parents; to maintain a safe  working environment and adhere to universal health precautions


  • High School graduate
  • College coursework, Substitute Certificate (or eligible) or experience in a similar position/school a plus
  • Experience with individuals with special abilities preferred
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn basic ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:15AM - 3:15PM


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