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Educational Assistant 1:1 (Glenfair Elementary School)

JOB TITLE: Educational Assistant
This assignment is a 1 on 1 assignment
Job Summary: The job of "Educational Assistant" is done for the purpose/s of assisting (under direct supervision) in the supervision and/or instruction of students; relieving teachers of routine clerical tasks; and assisting students by providing help with educational, health or language needs (depending on the assignment).
Essential Job Functions:
Assists teachers for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and/or developing students' daily living and behavioral skills. Maintains classroom equipment, bulletin board and display area, student files/records for the purpose of ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment. Adapts classroom work/homework under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing a method to support and/or reinforce classroom objectives. Monitors individual students, classroom and/or playground activities for the purpose of maintaining a safe and appropriate learning environment. Performs record keeping and basic clerical functions, scheduling, copying, etc. for the purpose of supporting the teacher in maintaining students files and providing classroom materials. Leads individual students or groups in learning activities as directed by the teacher for the purpose of providing support and reinforcement of classroom objectives. Administers, in some assignments, first aid and medical assistance (e.g. tube feeding to students) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children. Assists, in some assignments, students with job placement and/or on-site supervision of student transition programs. Administers (in bilingual assignments) tests and language assessments under the guidance of a teacher for the purpose of evaluation student's language abilities. Translates (in bilingual assignments) verbal and written communication/s for the purpose of assisting students, teacher, parents and other school personnel in communicating effectively. Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities. Confers with teacher, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of students' progress and /or implementing students objectives. Participates in various meetings for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving one's skills/knowledge. Assists students in other settings such as the media center, lunchroom, playground, etc. for the purpose of ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment.
If you are assigned to a Life Skills or Functional Life Skills classroom, you may expect to perform the following duties:
Work with a variety of students with a variety of disabilities.
Assisting students with toileting and/or changing diapers.
Assisting students with feeding.
Implement individual behavior support plans of students who may engage in inappropriate behaviors (e.g. aggressive behavior toward staff or other students, destroying property, runny away)/
Deliver direct instruction to verbal and non-verbal communication students.
Transfer or lift students from a wheelchair and/or physical therapy equipment.
You will all be required to complete OIS training and additional training to prepare you for your new position.
Qualifications:
Experience Required: Job related experience, paid or volunteer, with school age children.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:
Skills to perform basic clerical functions, perform basic arithmetic calculations, operate standard office equipment, use English in both written and verbal form, use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling; to provide (in appropriate assignments) for special health care needs of children.
Knowledge of the principles of child development and instructional processes of the designated language (in bilingual assignments), written and oral.
Abilities to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, maintain confidentiality of student records, meet schedules and deadline, read/interpret/apply rules, regulations and policies, rapidly learn methods and materials used in a variety of instructional situations, understand and address (in special assignments) students with special needs. Significant physical abilities include stooping/crouching, reaching/handling. Talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/accommodating/field of vision.
Bilingual/Bicultural preferred.
Education Required: Must have HS diploma or equivalent. Must have the equivalent of 2 years of college(AA or 60 credits), or have passed the Work Keys or PARA Pro Test.
Licenses, Certification, Bonding and/or Testing Required: Oregon Fingerprint and Criminal Check clearance, First Aid and CPR certificates may be required in special assignments.
Special requirements: Bilingual/Bicultural preferred
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday on school days, 6.0 hrs per day, 182 work days (prorated on start date)

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