Jan 13, 2024

Educational Assistant - Family Resource Center - Part Time (6.5 hpd) - Thurston High School

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, OR, USA

Job Description

About the District

Springfield Public Schools is located in Springfield, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, and serves 185 square miles of the city of Springfield and East/Central Lane County. We are directly to the east of Eugene, where the University of Oregon is located. We currently have over 10,000 students, 1,446 staff members including 645 teachers in our kindergarten through grade 12 school district.

Springfield Public Schools believes that student success is our most important outcome. The success of our students depends on the collective community coming together to support every student, every day throughout their K-12 education. From the time a student is greeted by the bus driver in the morning to the last bell in the afternoon, Springfield Public Schools is committed to meeting the needs of each child.

Position Information

This position will support the Family Resource Center, specifically focusing on supporting families in our school system. The position may also facilitate the smooth operation of the educational program in one or more classes by attending to details which assist the teacher and student(s). This position may provide tutoring, instruction, behavior management through social/emotional support, supervision, and clerical support, and may be required to adapt curriculum and instruction for students whose primary language is other than English. This position may provide support for students with medically fragile needs. This position works with students in 1:1, small group, general education and special education settings.

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.
  • 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.
  • Collect, sort and correct lessons and tests; record grades in ledger; redistribute as necessary; file classroom materials.
  • May assist in Health Room by providing first aide.
  • Provides direct assistance to teacher/bus/van driver in relation to student management and school/bus/van safety.
  • May assist student(s) in a 1:1 setting who need additional academic, social/emotional, or medically fragile supports.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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;
  • Bilingual/Biliterate Prefererred.

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.
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 appearance and attire;
  • Maintain attendance standards as outlined in OSEA bargaining agreement;
  • Greet stakeholders;
  • 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;
  • Practice cultural competency and demonstrate respect for diversity.
An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact Human Resources at (541) 726-3203.

Veterans's Preference
It is our policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:
  • Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicant's veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).
For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted at the time of application submission.

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