One-on-one aides typically work in educational environments- their primary responsibility is to work with students who need particular attention.
One-on-one aides create and maintain meaningful relationships with their students to ensure that they take maximum benefit of what is being taught in class.
As their title suggests, one-on-one aides work with students to provide them with individual attention so that they can meet their goals effectively.
Many one-on-one aides work with mentally or physically disabled students; some may even work with people who may be only slightly physically or mentally challenged. In either case, they need to be able to exercise good judgment so that they can effectively take the instructional program further.
Before a class commences for an academic year, one-on-one aides confer with lead teachers and parents about the challenges and limitations of the student pool that they are responsible for.
Once they have notes on all students involved, they are in a good position to create adequate plans to deal with them on an individual basis.
Skills and Abilities
One-on-one aides need to be knowledgeable about special education programs if they need to work successfully in this position.
Since students with special needs need to be handled with extreme care and sensitivity, it is important for one-on-one aides to be good listeners, effective problem solvers and possess the ability to manage adverse situations effectively.
Working at the position of a one-on-one aide, you will perform some or all of the duties listed below:
See also: Teacher Aide Resume
One on One Aide Job Description
• Confer with lead teachers to derive information about student pool.
• Ask questions to understand individual student’s medical and family backgrounds.
• Take notes of important information such as trauma or physical limitations for further reference.
• Consult with parents to obtain additional student information that may be needed to ensure the success of an implemented special education program.
• Assist lead teachers in creating and implementing core special education programs.
• Provide instructional support to lead teachers by preparing instructions materials and handouts.
• Work with students on a one-on-one basis by providing them with undivided attention.
• Implement behavioral plans to meet students’ needs for social, educational, cognitive, mental and physical development.
• Maintain knowledge of students’ medical histories to ensure that any medical emergencies are handled appropriately.
• Observe students for signs of deterioration or improvement and document and report either / both.
• Create student files by collecting demographic and medical information.
• Respond to emergency situations such as injuries, fights or medical issues to immediate resolution.
• Observe and evaluate students and provide feedback to parents and lead teachers.