Human Resources

Instructional Aide – Special Education

Under general supervision, the Instructional Aide I – Special Education will perform a variety of follow-up instructional activities; assist in the conducting of training and learning activities with children experiencing special learning needs; perform a variety of routine clerical and supportive activities for instructional personnel; do other related work as required.


$13.59 per hour

Minimum Experience

  • Six (6) months of paid work experience in a classroom or program for individuals with special needs.
  • One year of paid or volunteer experience working with children of various age levels requiring a specialized learning environment.

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, preferably with training or coursework in child growth and development, special education, instructional technology, or a closely related field.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required with application submission.

Examples of Duties

Assist instructional personnel with the presentation of learning materials and in the conduct of instructional exercises; tutor individual students and small groups of students with special learning needs to reinforce and follow up learning and training activities; monitor and assist students with special learning needs in drill, practice, and study activities as a follow -up to the presentation of instructional lessons by instructional personnel; direct students into safe learning activities and functions, and assist in shaping of appropriate social behaviors; assist in the management of student behavior through the use of positive reinforcement strategies and techniques; assist in the preparation of a variety of instructional materials and learning aids; maintain a variety of records and files, including confidential student records and information; operate and assist students in the operation of a variety of instructional media; monitor and assist in the remediation of specific learning problems; assist students with activities to develop small muscle and eye-hand coordination; assist children with toileting and personal hygiene; assist children with feeding; help students with projects and work experience activities; help students perform sequence tasks and assist with a variety of arts and crafts projects; may perform routine first aid and CPR; request appropriate assistance for serious pupil injury or illness; maintain or assist in maintaining an orderly, attractive, and positive learning environment; may participate in parent conferences; assist children with special physical needs; assist in the development of communication skills, using manual communication, with children who experience language and hearing disorders.


Human Resources (661) 636-4747

Application for Employment – Substitute Temporary – Classified

All candidates must file a Substitute/Temporary Classified Application and Supporting documentation with the Human Resources Department at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, 1300 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93301. Applications are available below, or at our offices. Substitute /Temporary Classified Employment Application (may be downloaded at