Building Principal or Designee
To assist classroom teacher in helping students to increase
their academic and social skills as well as prepare them for
inclusive activities into general education classrooms.
Assist in maintaining a safe and orderly environment.
Assist in problem-reducing behavior in/on school facilities to
reduce disruptions and off-task behavior within the classroom.
Under the guidance of the teacher, assist in facilitating all
goals and objectives contained in students IEP including, but
not limited to:
academic programming developed by the classroom teacher.
students when needed through small group instruction,
one-on-one tutoring and assignment completion.
To meet the developmental needs of school age children by
implementing activities which encourage independence and
To provide exemplary performance in all aspects of child care
duties and to ensure that all work performed is completed to
To demonstrate a positive attitude, loyalty, cooperation,
teamwork, attendance and safety.
Essential Duties and
Duties may vary by season, grade-level and activity usage;
however, Significant Performance Responsibilities are listed
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Other duties may be assigned which fulfill the needs of
Programs and/or students have been assigned an educational
assistant because of one or more conditions which diminish
capacities; examples include: blind, hard of hearing, cerebral
palsy, spinal bifida, limited (fine) motor skills, reduced
mental abilities, confined to wheel chair, learning
disabilities, behavioral disorders, etc.
It is crucial that the student be provided with every
opportunity to perform at the greatest level possible in a
manner appropriate to their Individual Education Program
Because the student cannot meet all of their own needs
without assistance, the educational assistant must be able to
perform a variety of tasks to assist the student.
The following may or may not apply to your student but are
typical of the types of duties a person holding this job title
will be expected to perform.
guidance of a principal, teacher or nurse, supervise and assist
the students with:
Personal hygiene programming.
Protect the student's health and safety through the
administration of CPR, first aid, changing trach, catheters,
use of medications, knowledge of the student's reaction to
medication; both over/under correct levels.
assist the students with:
Environmental mobility programming that is conducted
within the community setting.
The adaptive physical education program special events,
field trips, assemblies, tours, and concerts.
all student needs during the day including but not limited to:
movement in and between classes, Art, Music, Physical
Education, Physical Therapy, recess, restrooms, personal
hygiene, and occupational therapy.
teacher directed activities to reach the student's established
goals on an individual basis or within a group.
the preparation of specialized teaching aids and materials as
planned by the teacher.
the recommendations provided by consultants (e.g., occupational
therapist, physiotherapist, speech/language pathologist,
for appropriate classroom behavior, to maintain
and promote a fair, supportive, inclusive and
positive learning environment.
appropriate reinforcement strategies such as prompting,
modeling and shaping.
modeling and guidance when implementing activities that
integrate children with special needs.
maintaining a fair, supportive and inclusive learning and
working environment for all students and employees regardless
of their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national
origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
disability or genetic information.
student with feedback and reinforcement on the student's
performance consistent with the teacher's behavior management
comprehend at the student's grade level or above.
working rapport with the student(s).
teacher in facilitating all goals and objectives contained in
the students IEP.
Relate to and
interact with student using positive reinforcement and
student(s) and parents as they arrive.
the student(s) to become one of the class.
and student records is
clean, sanitary, orderly and safe environment.
health and safety of the student at the center, on the outdoor
play areas and on field trips.
behavioral data, accident reports, etc.
Exhibits an understanding of the
District / School programs that exist in assigned learning
Works collaboratively with and
plans, reviews and reports student needs, concerns and
performance with assigned teacher / team.
Assists student in completing
classroom assignments and tasks reinforcing concepts presented
by the teacher.
Recognizes and facilitates
appropriate environments for individual students and classmates
in their work and behaviors.
Implements effective behavior
control strategies as directed by the teacher.
Uses established communication
systems with teachers through documentation and regular
meetings for collaborative monitoring and discussion.
Helps build student self-esteem
and encourages caring and helping behaviors among students
(PRIDE rules / Olweus).
Performs teacher directed clerical
duties and assists with school supervision duties.
Demonstrates an understanding of
and abides by District and school policies and
Participates in ongoing
professional development specific to student and classroom
Recognizes appropriate and
inappropriate behaviors ensuring that students know
expectations, policies and consequences and are responsible for
his/her own behaviors.
Effectively identifies and
responds to problems as they arise.
Attends and shares relevant
information for IEP and team meetings and conferences as well
as with other relevant support personnel and
Demonstrates regular and reliable
attendance, promptness and dependability.
self as an appropriate role model for students in the areas of
dress, language and behavior.
Plans and organizes work to
efficiently meet schedules and deadlines
communication skills with the school community including
students, colleagues, families and
Promotes an atmosphere of respect
for students and adults.
Positively contributes to school
and district functions and activities.
Uses universal health care
Sustains a clean, healthy and safe
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Willingly accepts, understands and
follows directions and instructions.
learn, understand and implement appropriate student behavior
techniques and address inappropriate student behavior in a
respond to crisis intervention.
exhibit an understanding of District / School programs that
exist in assigned learning environment.
Demonstrate a cooperative and
make positive contributions to the instructional team.
work within and promote a fair, supportive and inclusive work
and learning environment.
Assist in the
preparation, serving, and clean up of breakfast, lunch and
snacks as needed.
appropriate and independent use of time.
effectively and professionally with the school
students, colleagues, families and
genuine interest in helping students.
patience as to not get easily discouraged.
help students become more self-sufficient and/or successful in
accept and complete assigned responsibilities in a timely and
and interest in a variety of educational areas such as music,
arts, sports, and games.
skills in directing student activities.
professional growth, current Mandatory Reporting Training,
First Aid, CPR certification as required by state and federal
and responsibilities as may be assigned by administration
Quality of Work
Supports a learning environment by
participating in instructional opportunities; encourages
appropriate standards of behavior, positive interaction,
active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
Quantity of work
(The amount of work performed is evidence of high
productivity; industrious; carries fair share of work load;
seeks additional tasks.)
Knowledge of job
Understands professional strategies,
techniques and materials within the District; Job and
job-related responsibilities are well understood and
reflected in job performance; exhibits continuous improvement
and ongoing learning.
Offers new ideas; suggests innovative and better ways of
performing necessary tasks.)
(Works collaboratively with others; courteous; polite;
pleasant; promotes positive image in contacts with the school
community including colleagues, families and related
Reliable; punctual; consistent attendance;
completes work accurately and in a timely fashion; stable and
calm in a crisis or emergency; works independently.
(Dress is acceptable for the job; appears clean, well-groomed
Exhibits ability to prioritize work; organizational skills
enhance job productivity.)
(Exhibits proficiency in and uses required computer
applications to maximize efficiency.)
(Convey information and ideas accurately and clearly to meet
the needs of the reader, transfers thoughts and ideas into
speech and presents clearly.)
(Demonstrates good understanding of organizational changes
and communicates support for such change.)
Professional, positive, and helpful approach
with members of the school community, including colleagues,
families, students and administration. Displays loyalty
towards the organization. Demonstrates a capacity to
understand and displays a willingness to follow administrator
/ teacher requirements and produces a professional level of
service and collaboration.
(Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures,
Willingly takes direction and will modify one's preferred way
of doing things.)
(Exhibits knowledge of health, safety and emergency
procedures of the learning environment and follows such
If required, supervise the
individual special needs student(s) as well as other students
throughout the building/playground.
Minimum Education and
High School diploma or
working with students preferred but not required.
school special education department or related experience
preferred but not required.
working with behavior and learning challenged students.
American Heart or Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR) certification for adult, child and infants including
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and barrier devices
American Heart or Red Cross First Aid certification
Annual Mandatory Reporting for Child/Dependent Adult
demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Must be capable of standing
present appropriate appearance and personal cleanliness suited
to working in close proximity to school age children and
Must be able to
work with interruptions during a work shift.
Must be capable of
working with co-workers with different personalities.
It may be necessary to lift up to 80 pounds to waist level
(with assistance), lift up to 30 pounds to shoulder level, and
lift up to 25 pounds above head level.
Must be capable of carrying a wheelchair, other mobility
devices, equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds for a
distance of 20 feet.
Must be capable of carrying a wheelchair, other mobility
devices, equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds up 10
Must be capable of trunk rotation for up to 2 minutes at a
Must be capable of squatting for up to 2 minutes.
Must be capable of sitting at different levels including
adult and child height chairs (12 inches), benches and the
floor and up and down movements to attain those different
Must be willing to come into contact with body fluids such
as urine, blood and nasal secretions and contagious diseases
such as flu and the common cold.
Must be capable of using cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
with appropriate PPE's.
Must be capable of working in broad range of temperatures,
humidity and other winter and summer environments.
Must be capable of working in a noisy environment.
Must have physical dexterity in limbs and digits necessary
to physically interact with children in a playground and
Is required to pass a pre-employment physical.
* - Denotes standard values established by the Department of
Tasks that have physical demands that exceed the above
stated limits should only be performed with sufficient
environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
The noise level in this
environment is quiet to loud, depending upon the activity in
the particular location and part of the day.
The environment has little or no air conditioning.
Some supervisory responsibilities may require the employee to
work outside in all types of weather.
The statements in this job
description are intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this
job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of
personnel in this position. These statements are not
intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any
supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of
employees under his or her supervision.