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.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
? High school diploma or equivalent.
? Experience working with special needs students preferred.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
? 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.
  • 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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