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.

Job Tasks Descriptions
1. Provide supervision and support in before and after school (BASE) setting in order for students to fully participate in class activities. Assists SSN students by supervising, guiding, monitoring and encouraging social and acceptable behavior, and assisting students during child care, crafts, art projects, games and other activities to provide developmental stimulation and meet the children?s needs. Assist site directors and leaders to communicate with parents and other staff regarding child or program issues. Records attendance and contacts parents regarding absent students. Assist site directors and leaders to call parents to get authorization for an unauthorized adult to pick up the student from the program. Check identification of adult.
2. Assist special needs students in performing daily routines, including getting to and from class and bus stops, using toilets, diapering, feeding, medical needs and personal hygiene, including working with trach, feeding tubes, and catherization. Distribute and administer medicine to students as directed and provide general First Aid when needed.
3. Sanitize, disinfect and clean learning environment and general work area of all bodily fluids. Assist site directors and leaders to prepare snacks and clean the activity and kitchen areas after use. Assist site directors and leaders to open and close school building and secure school building a 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 and First Aid certifications preferred.
? Universal Precautions training required within 3 months after entering position.

? Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies, building and department procedures.
? Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment.
? Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

? Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers.
? Operating knowledge of special communication systems, speech computer (Dynovox or Macaw) preferred.
? Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.


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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