Reports To: Special Education Teacher and/or Building Administrator
Responsible for providing assistance to special education teachers. Assists in the instruction, medical and health needs of special education students. Provides some clerical support to special education teachers. May provide assistance with a variety of daily functions and life skills instructions. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.
- Assists with instruction in classrooms, one-on-one and small groups.
- Maintains and monitors the daily activities of students in all classes, provides a variety of instructional assistance when needed.
- Assists and escorts students in bus transfers and in other situations throughout the building. Supervises special education students in lunchroom and on playground as needed.
- Collaborates and consults with the special education teachers in planning long range daily activities in accordance with Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals.
- Maintains some student records pertaining to behavior and progress, including confidential reports and information.
- May coordinate and schedule meetings involving parents, administrators, teachers and other specialists.
- Provides clerical support in a variety of functions.
- Interacts and corresponds appropriately with parents and other staff.
- May perform toileting duties and life skills instruction.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:
· Associates of Art Degree or two (2) years of college credit with a minimum of 48 semester hours
· Less than one (1) year job related experience
· Word processing
· General office equipment
· Is flexible
· Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers
· Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions
· Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision
· Has the ability to effectively communicate with the school and school District community as well as the public at large
· Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions of the job
· Maintains a generally positive attitude
· Observes all District policies and procedures
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION:
- None required
- First aid preferred
ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
- Mostly clean and comfortable, may encounter body fluids
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Lifting can vary to over fifty (50) pounds, depending on the program assignment and individual student needs
- Frequent bending, squatting, standing, reaching and sitting
- Occasional kneeling, stooping