Special Educational Assistant - Pathways
6.0 hours/day for 186 days/year
$15.47 - $20.21/hour (depending on experience)
Lake Oswego High School JOB SUMMARY
The Special Education Assistant - District Program Support position provides educational and classroom assistance under the guidance of teachers, principals, vice principals and other supervisors, and assists in carrying out instructional activities, promoting student safety and well-being, and reinforcing classroom programs. The position has specific responsibility for assisting with the supervision and instruction of special needs students, observing and documenting student progress, implementing plans for instruction and assisting students with special health needs. Duties are performed under risk of infection and injury and require work with students having intense learning, developmental and behavioral needs.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties of this position include the following tasks. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned at any time. Confers with teachers, supervisor and other colleagues to plan day-to-day routines, programs, and special projects, student-specific delegated healthcare, and special projects for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing 504, behavior plan and IEP objectives. Performs program-related instructional, behavioral and other activities including helping students with individualized educational plans (IEP, behavior, safety, etc.) and other related activities. Undertakes delegated instructional tasks for individuals and small groups; assists with classroom assignments and monitoring student activities in the classroom and other locations. Provides student safety, self-care, health care, medical protocols, hygiene care, and mobility assistance services which may include lifting, feeding, and toileting/diapering. Performs instructional support tasks including leveling prepared worksheets, organizing materials, creating and posting bulletin boards, collecting data and monitoring student progress. Implements classroom, small group and individual social and behavioral management interventions/systems. Manages personal student information according to federal and state laws and District policies, and maintains strict confidentiality. Helps maintain an orderly and attractive instructional area (i.e., prevents litter, puts up bulletin board displays, cleans blackboards, stores supplies, sets up study areas, etc.). Performs routine clerical work such as typing, photocopying, filing, record-keeping, and answering telephones. Responsible for assigned building and classroom supervision including field trips, playground, lunch, hall, and bus duty to include on-bus supervision. Assists students with physical education and other recreational activities. With training, implements district and program-adopted crisis prevention/intervention strategies including the use of de-escalating procedures, physical interventions to avoid injuries and other safety protocols. Employee must pass physical restraint training in order to maintain employment.
Assists teachers and specialists in the testing and assessment of student skills. Records and maintains accurate developmental data on student performance. Provides student safety, self-care, health care, medical protocols, hygiene care, and mobility assistance services which may include lifting, feeding, and toileting/diapering. Maintains positive communication with school personnel, community agencies, and parents/guardians under the direction of teachers and specialists. Implements prescribed physical therapy/medical assistance and support duties as directed and delegated by a health care professional. Attends District workshops and staff development classes to remain current on behavioral, medical and data collection procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all district policies and procedures. Consistent, daily and punctual attendance. NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Non-essential duties of this position include the following tasks. Employees in this position perform some or all of these tasks. Other duties may be assigned at any time. Operates and troubleshoots various office equipment including telephones and photocopy machines. Attends in-service trainings, staff meetings and other meetings as assigned. Reports issues to the principal and the appropriate authorities including safety, sanitary and fire hazards, vandalism, thefts and errant wildlife. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Consistently follows all applicable federal and state laws and all district policies, rules and supervisor directions. Observes ergonomics of sedentary office work including placement of computers and monitors, and sitting alignment. Observes proper lifting techniques and other strategies to avoid accidents and personal injury while performing job duties. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.QUALIFICATIONS
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.
- Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or GED is required. An Associate Degree or two years of study at a community college/university is preferred.
- Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict, maintaining confidentiality, listening to others, keeping emotions under control, remaining open to others' ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrates the ability to remain calm and professional in an environment with frequent interruptions. Interacts with staff and students appropriately.
- Language Skills: Ability to communicate English fluently both verbally and in writing, including proficiency in spelling and grammar. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff, regulatory agencies, vendors and members of the community. Ability to read and interpret documents including governmental regulations, safety rules and operating and maintenance instructions/ instruction manuals. Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence with high degrees of accuracy and professionalism.
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to calculate rates, ratios, percentages and proportions. Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral, schedule or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving more than one variable.
- Computer Skills: Ability to effectively use office computers and internet access for email, research, word processing, database manipulation, visual presentations and general web-based applications.
- Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to exercise good judgment and work effectively in a dynamic environment.
- Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A valid First Aid Card is required. Must have or be able to obtain various certificates, licenses and/or registrations as required by federal, state or local law(s) and/or determined by the District including a valid Oregon Driver's License.
The physical expectations described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
When performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see, or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk stand, sit, use fingers and hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and move around inside and outside of buildings. The employee is occasionally required to, push, pull, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel and crouch. The employee must lift and/or move up to 35lbs. The employee may occasionally climb stairs or ladders. The employee must have, with or without vision correction, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee must regularly use approved restraint and de-escalation procedures with students. The employee must occasionally move quickly and sometimes run to keep students safe and avoid injuries. The employee must regularly lift students up to 35 pounds and lift, with assistance, students weighing up to 150 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment is a regular and/or special needs classroom setting and other activity/learning areas. The noise level of the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon the location, the student population and current activities. The employee occasionally will be required to supervise students during their arrival/departure and recess. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions, including seasonal heat and cold. The employee may occasionally be exposed to contagious diseases, bodily fluids and blood-borne pathogens.
The employee may be exposed to moving parts of nearby machinery, a variety of cleaning agents, some hazardous chemicals and fumes, risk of electrical shock and mechanical vibration. Special Requirements:
The person selected for this position must be able to provide: proof of college education, verify identity and employment authorization, complete a pre-employment record check and be approved by the State Department of Education after having a Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Verification completed. The selected candidate will pay $10-$20 for a set of fingerprints and $59.00 for the verification check.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) at any time as it deems advisable. Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Lake Oswego School District is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations in employment and school district programs. Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be provided in recruiting, hiring, retaining, transferring, promoting and training of all employees regardless of the individual's race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability. It is the Lake Oswego School District's policy to provide veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants who are veterans will need to provide certification of eligibility for preference, in addition to other requested materials. Lake Oswego School District is a Drug-Free/Smoke-Free Workplace
Job Categories: Special Education > General Special Education
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Special Education > Special Education Assistant Contact Information
- Eric Dottarar
- 2455 SW Country Club Road
- Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034