Instructional Aide

Bay Area, CA
Full Time
Entry Level

Envision Education seeks Instructional Aides to provide support for students with learning or behavioral needs in our full-inclusion Special Education program at our 4 Bay Area middle and high schools. Reporting to the Principal, the Instructional Aide will collaborate closely with Special Education and core subject Teachers, working 1-on-1 and in small groups to guide students to success.


Our mission is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. Envision Education currently operates four small schools in San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward, as well as a national educational consulting firm called Envision Learning Partners. Envision Education has made an explicit commitment to becoming an exemplar network of schools with an instructional and cultural vision rooted in an anti-racist and pro-Black framework. The following represents Envision Schools’ vision for 21st-century skills, character traits, and cognitive and social-emotional skills that learners need for success in college, career, and life.

  • Knowledge and Love of Self and Land
  • Collectivism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self Determination
  • Criticality
  • Leadership


  • You are equity-focused. You are unapologetic about your deeply held belief that all children can achieve. You believe that anti-racist and pro-Black practices and frameworks are essential to change the status quo for all students.
  • You are collaborative. You make decisions in partnership with others, focused on what is best for the students.
  • You are invested in our core values. You hold high expectations for the entire school community. You examine your own biases in your pursuit of equity for all.


The Instructional Aide may work with a specific student, or with small groups of students within the general education classroom or Learning Center to support academic progress. The Instructional Aide works as part of the school intervention team.  Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Assists Learning Specialist (Special Education Teacher) and general education teachers to support students with learning or behavioral needs
  • Provide support to students in general education area as assigned
  • Follows and implements intervention plans or processes to provide service and support to students to meet IEP goals or intervention plan goals
  • Assists with collecting and recording observational data related to academic progress or behavior management
  • Organization of special education files, student learning records, data entry related to maintaining on-line IEPs, assists with record keeping
  • Under supervision of Learning Specialists, and without analysis, assists with screenings or assessments, including formal documentation, preparing materials and performing clerical support
  • Documents student progress towards meeting established objectives
  • Assists Learning Specialist with communication related to implementing intervention strategies, IEP services or compliance
  • Learns and utilizes basic methods and procedures in instructional settings
  • Understands and communicates the mission, goals, standards, policies procedures, confidentiality standards, operating instructions, values of Envision Schools and the Special Education program
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned


  • Associates degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Envision Education
  • Commitment to anti-racist and pro-Black ideologies in the workplace.
  • Knowledge of adolescent growth, development and behavior characteristics; concepts of cognitive development and different learning styles
  • Ability and willingness to support every student with learning needs and to implement students' IEPs or behavior support plans
  • Ability to assist students in various subject areas
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community
  • Solid technology skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, or other database program, and Internet search
  • Desire to work and learn as part of an innovative special education and school team
  • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve
  • Prior experience working with secondary students with learning needs and a diverse student body


Competitive pay with benefits, pay commensurate with education and experience range $24 - $31/hour. This is an 11 month, non-exempt, 40 hours per week position.

  • Paid sick and personal leave.
  • Excellent health benefits package with employer contribution to benefits.
  • Optional Flexible Benefits Plan including dependent care, medical care, parking, and commuter benefits.
  • Optional 403b Plan.
  • Life Insurance at no cost to employee.
  • Access to ongoing opportunities for learning, professional, and leadership opportunities.

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse.


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