Jan 13, 2024

Special Education Assistant I - 7 Hours - Hedrick Middle School

  • TrulyHired
  • Medford, OR, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Special Education Assistant I position to begin immediately

This position is open until filled

Medford SD 549C Job Description

Our Mission: ALL Own Their Present and Future, ALL Are Known and Challenged, ALL Achieve Their Potential, ALL Options are Open and Hopeful

Job Title: Educational Assistant -Special Education I

Supervisor: Principal

Classification: Classified

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Days: 193

Summary: Assists teachers in the instructional setting, emphasizing providing direct contact with students to help facilitate learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists teacher in the instructional setting.
  • Assists teacher in maintaining classroom discipline using appropriate methods for children with and without disabilities.
  • Organizes and manages student work under teacher direction.
  • Assists teachers in correcting and recording student work and in testing students.
  • Supervises class for short periods.
  • Assists students with daily work.
  • Reads aloud to students.
  • Assists students on computers and with various computer programs and testing programs.
  • Works directly with students with a variety of special needs.
  • Implements planned activities using teacher-designed methods and materials for individual and small student groups for instructional support.
  • Supervises various student activities, including the playground, cafeteria, bus loading and unloading, field trips, hallways, and other areas where students gather.
  • Prepares and provides clerical support to the teacher for instructional materials using various office equipment, resource materials, AV equipment, copying, faxing, etc.
  • Maintains accurate records and records gathered information within the scope of District policies and state and federal laws, maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Obtains necessary instructional materials from a variety of sources.
  • Assists with toileting students who are incontinent or require assistance with catheterization or transfer. Provides other personal care needs to students, including diapering as necessary.
  • Administer medications within the scope of District policies and state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, diabetes management and insulin administration using an insulin pen or a non-needle injection system.
  • Assists with wheelchair transfers as required by student needs.
  • Implements Individual Education Plan (IEP) modifications at the teacher's request
  • Schedules and assists with IEP meetings.
  • Maintains competency in all position responsibilities.
  • Complies with all safety and work rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for properly utilizing, operating, and maintaining all department resources.
  • Provides support to other positions as needed.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as appropriate with little or no supervision.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Sets up room for various activities and cleans up after activities' completion.
  • Answers telephones, respond to questions, or takes messages and forwards them to the teacher.
  • Assists with school-wide events.
  • Assists with an inventory of textbooks.
  • Assists with in-home visits.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • All Medford School District employees supervise students and maintain a safe environment.

Qualifications: An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Education and/or Experience: Must meet current highly qualified requirements.

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact appropriately with teachers, staff, community members, and students. Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing fluently in English. Preference may be given to applicants fluent in English and Spanish. Ability to present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small, and large group situations to students and other school staff. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and area. Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra, geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:Ability to apply common sense understanding to complete instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, e-mail, internet software, spreadsheets, teaching software, and word processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District, including current NCLB requirements (paraprofessional certification).

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly uses hands for fine manipulation, hands or feet, and reach with hands and arms and is frequently required to smell, walk or stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities this job requires include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Able to speak clearly to be understood and to understand the speech of others. Emotional stability to work effectively under pressure and control all aspects of the job.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those employees may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Employees may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and subject to temperature fluctuations, fumes, odors, and dust.

Note: 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 or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) whenever it deems advisable.

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