RCA I - Life Skills

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

RCA I – Life Skills

SPECIAL EDUCATION (Critical Life Skills)


Under general supervision, performs a variety of paraprofessional, instructional and clerical tasks as directed by instructional personnel, to work in a variety of settings with students with physical, emotional, educational, or behavioral handicaps in programs that address critical life skills; and related work as required, consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Assists instructional personnel with the presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises
  • Tutors students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow up learning activities in a resource center and/or an individual classroom
  • Oversees and supervises students during activities that provide students with critical life skills which may include social, vocational, meal planning, and money management skills, use of community resources, and learning community safety on campus, in classrooms, media centers, and on field trips
  • Attends inservice meetings as required
  • Assists in maintaining a neat, orderly and attractive learning environment
  • Operates audio-visual and office equipment
  • Performs all related duties as assigned
  • Supervises students
  • Demonstrates an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude towards students
  • Communicates correctly in oral and written form, understands and carries out oral and written instructions
  • Able to modify activities when necessary, maintains cooperative relationships with the supervising teachers, staff, and parents, and performs basic arithmetic calculations accurately.


  • Must pass qualifying test.
  • One year of experience working with Special Education students is desirable.

Salary Range 19

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.