May 11, 2020

BASE Special Needs Assistant

  • TrulyHired
  • Thornton, CO, USA
Part-time Athletics & Activities

Job Description

SUMMARY: Assist children with significant support needs (SSN) by providing specialized individualized child care, education, and recreational activities and during field trips. Duties include providing direction, guidance and assistance to students; effectively handling student discipline situations; ensuring student safety and security; monitoring behaviors and functional life skills; communicating with parents, staff, teachers, site director and site leader; opening, closing and securing school building; preparing snacks; providing infant and child care including feeding and diapering; cleaning classroom areas; recording attendance, assisting sick or injured students; and creating new activities. Assists student in maintaining personal health and hygiene functions; assists students to and from classes and bus stops.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequency and percentage of time may vary based on building assignment.

Job Tasks Descriptions
1. Provide supervision and support in before and after school (BASE) setting in order for students to fully and safely participate in program activities. Assists SSN students by supervising, guiding, monitoring, and encouraging acceptable social behavior, during child care, crafts, art projects, games and other activities. Provide developmental stimulation and ensure the student?s needs are4 being met. Records attendance and contacts parents regarding absent students.
2. Assist special needs students in performing daily routines, including getting to and from class and bus stops, field trips, using toilets, diapering, feeding and personal hygiene. Assist student with medical needs including working with trach, feeding tubes, catheterization, distribute and administer medicine to students as directed and provide general First Aid when needed. Sanitize, disinfect and clean learning environment and general work area of all bodily fluids.
3. Provide assistance to site directors and leaders including but not limited to communicating with parents and other staff regarding child behavior or program information; calling parents to get authorization for an unauthorized adult to pick up the student from the program and checking identification of adult; preparing snacks and cleaning the activity and kitchen areas after use; opening and closing school building; and securing school building at the end of the program by locking doors and turning off lights.
4. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

? High school diploma or equivalent.
? Experience working with special needs students preferred.

? Criminal background check required for hire.
? Ability to successfully complete a pre-hire, post-offer physical examination.
? CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions certifications required within 90 days after entering position. Will be required to take medication administration training as needed.
? Universal Precautions training required within 3 months after entering position.


Salary placement on our Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade for the position being posted and employees' previous work experience. "Grade" refers to position or job classification and "Step" refers to number of work experience credit or service years. Initial placement will be at the Grade for the position step 1.


Employees regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) hours per week or more are eligible to receive the district contribution towards insurance benefits as defined in the Classified Master Agreement Article 11.3, 11.4, and 11.5 and are eligible for benefits described within this article. Employees regularly scheduled to work less than twenty (20) hours per week, or employees whose employment is temporary, are not eligible for benefits described within this article. Please refer to the Classified Master Agreement for more information.



All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.

  • Position Type: Part-time
Job Category : Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
Contact Information
  • Nicole Stone
  • 1500 E 128TH AVE
  • Thornton, Colorado 80241

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