May 11, 2020

Diverse Support Instructional Assistant - 1 or more positions

  • TrulyHired
  • Woodland, WA 98674, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Woodland Public Schools - Special Education Instructional Assistant-Diverse Support Program - 1 or more positions We appreciate your interest in employment with Woodland Public Schools. All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings. Position Title: Special Education Instructional Assistant-Diverse Support Program
Posting #1603
Location: Woodland Middle School
Days/Hrs: Avg 6.5 hours/day M-F, 191 days per year (180 work days plus 11 holidays), times TBD based on student/building need
Start Date: TBD
Pay Schedule: Link to Schedule

Benefits: Qualifies for health benefits through the SEBB program. Position is WA State Dept of Retirement Systems eligible.
Job Summary:
The diverse support program paraeducator is working with our most high need students usually in a diverse support classroom and sometimes within the general education classroom as well. They assist the teacher in general daily classroom activities and care for the student's physical, emotional health, and safety, affirming their abilities, and striving to promote dignity in all relationships. The work assists toward the accomplishment of the mission of the Woodland Public Schools of preparing students for career, life, and college so that they can become a responsible and successful citizen. Work is performed under the direction of the principal.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Required to have completed one of the following requirements: Either (1) documentation to support an Associate's Degree or transcripts to verify the comparable equivalence (72 college quarter credits or 48 semester credits from an accredited university, college, community college or business school), or (2) ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of 461 or (3) Completed an Apprenticeship Program
  • Experience working one-on-one with students with disabilities
  • Experience/training working with students who have disabilities
  • Ability to work and communicate well with staff members
  • Ability to follow a variety of prescribed education strategies
  • Ability to independently complete assigned tasks
  • Strong self-management skills, self-initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong regard for relationships with peers and children
  • Experience using Skyward and Google
  • Experience working with behaviorally challenged students
  • Experience teaching reading, writing and math
  • Regular and punctual attendance
Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate.

Preferred Experience
  • One year of job-related experience working with children in an educational setting
  • Experience working with medically fragile students
  • Experience providing for personal care needs such as toileting and teeth brushing
  • Experience with classroom documentation and data collection
  • Experience with discrete trial instruction, such as the STAR program
  • Experience doing pivot transfers and sit to stand techniques
  • Experience using a Hoyer lift and gate belt
  • Experience with g-tubes
  • Experience with seizure disorders and a VNS device
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in each student's individual education plan including development and implementation of instructional programs
  • Work with students with severe/profound disabilities in a one-on-one program
  • Work closely with general and special education teachers in planning lessons/skill building activities etc.
  • Work with students and teachers in every obtainable subject area in traditional classroom settings
  • Track student progress utilizing the student data management system
  • Daily documentation/charting of personal care and medical services
  • Monitor medically fragile students for health concerns, per their individual health care plans
  • Supervise students on off campus trips (occurring daily to weekly)
  • Ability and willingness to obtain clearance to drive school vans
  • Provide personal care for students, including toileting and teeth brushing
  • Assist teachers in classroom operations and daily activities
  • Support students in classroom note taking, organization, explanation etc.
  • Assist in reading, writing, typing for students when required
  • Procter classroom exams, quizzes, and other assignments in settings deemed appropriate for each students learning plan
  • Assist with behavior management programs, closely monitor student's behavior on school campus and make appropriate supervisory decisions; may be required to use physical restraining methods appropriately in the behavior management process
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Assist with loading and unloading of students on buses
  • Ability to complete de-escalation/physical restraint training, if required by District, as soon as possible after hiring
  • Assist in providing one-to-one and group instruction to students so as to meet content benchmarks
  • Assist classroom teachers in evaluating and specifying direction of instruction so as to maximize each student's achievement
  • Record and maintain accurate data on student records
  • Assist administrators in maintaining appropriate discipline on campus and in school buildings
  • Typing duties, creating data sheets from teacher files and data entry as required
  • Responsible to communicate effectively, be a team player and to treat all students with dignity
  • Punctuality, flexibility and good sense of humor
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. The employee will assist with transfers and/or stand to sits for students daily.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Position Opens Internally: 1/23/2020
Position Closes Internally: 1/28/2020
Position Opens Externally (if necessary):1/29/2020
Position Closes: Open Until Filled
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Contact Information
  • Vicky Barnes, Human Resources
  • 800 Second Street
  • Woodland, Washington 98674
  • Phone: 360-841-2700
  • Fax: 360-841-2701
  • Email: click here

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