Sep 19, 2020

Education Assistant - Life Skills - Part-Time (6.0 hpd) - Multiple Positions/Various Elementaries

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, OR, USA
Part-time School Support

Job Description

Springfield Public Schools seek outstanding candidates for multiple positions of Part-Time Special Educational Assistants in Life Skills Programs.

This position provides support to students identified as having a combination of disabilities that require extensive communication and/or physical and mobility supports.

Essential Functions

Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Utilize multimodal and augmentative communication systems and devices as well as assistive technology and adaptive/mobility equipment.
  • Provide life skills instruction to support self-management, independent living, and community engagement.
  • Provides direct assistance to teacher/bus/van driver in relation to student management and school/bus/van safety.
  • Completes required District logs, forms, and paperwork as required.
  • Provides direct assistance to student's behavioral, academic and or personal needs.
  • Maintains student discipline in the absence of the teacher/bus/van driver.
  • Assists students with behavior management, including de-escalation, conflict resolution, and adherence to school/bus/van behavioral expectations.
  • Assists students with special needs and or adaptive equipment.
  • Under direct supervision of a licensed teacher, provides supplemental practice for various learning experiences, including drills and activities using effective strategies to reinforce and or modify skills.
  • Assists students develop positive interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.
  • Assesses and records student academic and behavior measures.
  • Provides ongoing training and proactive assistance to students in relation to meeting academic and behavioral expectations.
  • Provides proactive supervision of students in a variety of settings.
  • Performs setting up and taking down of materials, supplies and furniture to support the behavioral and academic success of students.
  • Evaluates student injuries and performs first aid.
  • Assists in planning and implementing learning experiences for students.
  • Perform duties associated with general record keeping related to the accounting of funds received.
  • Attends in-service trainings and staff meetings as directed.
  • Conduct basic data entry assignments.
  • May assist with attendance, attendance monitoring, and attendance reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree or higher (attach diploma); OR
  • Completion of two years post-secondary study consisting of 72 credit hours, 48 semester units (attach transcripts); OR
  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) AND
  • Meet a rigorous standard of quality, and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment or para-professional certificate program, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, as appropriate, reading/language arts, writing and mathematics or reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness.
  • One (1) year of increasingly responsible, closely related work experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration & Other Requirements
  • Ability to obtain and hold a valid First Aid/CPR card and pass SafeSchools training modules as assigned.

Desired Qualifications
  • Related experience in an educational setting with medically fragile students.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.)

Knowledge of: District policies and procedures; modern office practices and procedures; letter writing, correct language usage; receptionist, telephone and record keeping/filing systems; computer hardware and software programs and their usage; modern office equipment; safety and first aid practices and procedures; multimodal and augmentative communication systems and devices as well as assistive technology and adaptive/mobility equipment.

Skills to: apply student de-escalation strategies in a variety of unique situations and environments; transition smoothly from one task to another, through multiple environments within a school day.

Ability to: understand and apply District and school policies and procedures; maintain appropriate office appearance and attire; maintain attendance standards as outlined in OSEA bargaining agreement; greet stakeholders; maintain appropriate office appearance and attire; maintain attendance standards as outlined in OSEA bargaining agreement; provide information pertaining to area and/or District/School policies, procedures and other pertinent information; operate maintain and arrange for repair various office/school equipment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work and from diverse backgrounds; maintain records; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; utilize appropriate grammar and spelling when corresponding, make mathematical calculations accurately; follow oral and written instructions; accurately research various information and prepare related reports; to provide toileting, dressing, laundry support.

Work Direction, Lead & Supervisory Responsibilities:

No assigned permanent staff to supervise. May train and provide work directions, as directed by supervisor, to appropriate staff and volunteers.

Physical Effort:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally maneuver up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision.

Working Conditions:

Normal school environment. The employee may be exposed to bodily fluids, bloodborne pathogens, sick and/or contagious students. The employee may be exposed to toxic chemicals (for disinfecting) and outdoor weather conditions and environments.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise of guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work or otherwise balance the workload. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

  • Position Type: Part-time
Job Category: Special Education > Life Skills
Contact Information
  • Human Resources, HR
  • 640 A Street
  • Springfield, Oregon 97477

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