The Learning Lamp
  • School Staffing
  • Ligonier, PA, USA
  • Part Time

Ignite Education Solutions is looking for TWO Personal Care Aides in a school setting in Ligonier, PA!

Position Purpose: The life skills aide/personal care aide will help the special education teacher to provide for the physical and instructional needs of student(s) with disabilities in the special education classroom. The life skills aide/personal care aide will assist in the implementation of classroom programs, including self-help, behavior management and instruction programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help classroom teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports
  • Help with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment
  • Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom
  • Assist student(s) with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting or positioning (if applicable)
  • Assist student(s) with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene
  • Help manage behavior of student(s) as needed
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student's special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs
  • Work with individual student(s) or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher
  • Help supervise student(s) throughout the school day, inside and outside of the classroom. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty
  • Keep teacher informed of special needs and/or problems of student(s)
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings and/or special events as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience:  

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Work with children with disabilities
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Must be able to bend and kneel, and push and lift student(s)

Acceptable Experience and Trainings:

  • Experience working with children
  • First Aid-CPR certified



  • Appropriate clearances: PA State Criminal History Record, Child Abuse Report, and FBI Criminal History Report.


Are you looking for a flexible schedule with weekends off? Do you have a passion for working kids and want an environment that has room to grow? If you do, Ignite Education Solutions is the place for you! We offer an inviting, fun culture that is geared toward continual growth and professional development with advancement opportunities. Apply today to become part of our fantastic team and gain valuable career experience! EOE.

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