20-78 Education Assistant; .8750 FTE/7 hours per day; various sites; Probationary
JOB TITLE: Education Assistant; .8750 FTE/7 hours per day; various sites; Probationary
F.L.S.A. Non Exempt
Assignment: Various Sites
Reports To: Principal and Director of Student Services
Ashland School District appreciates the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Ashland School District Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
Family and Medical Leave Rights:
Assists teaching staff by performing instructional tasks with students in small groups and one-on-one settings, record keeping, and supervision. Performs duties with close supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Follows and maintains knowledge of applicable District policy(ies) and procedures.
2. Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments (reading, math and writing groups).
3. Tests and evaluates students' abilities in math, writing, and reading and progress as directed by teacher.
4. Assists staff with record keeping, copying, filing, grading assignments, data entry and taking attendance.
5. Monitors and assists students as needed in the classroom, playground, locker rooms, bus duty and at meal times.
6. Assists the teacher in developing educational materials (copying, typing, laminating, etc.).
7. Follows prescribed daily schedule as outlined by the building administrator.
8. Assists the teacher in the set-up and maintenance of the classroom, materials and supplies.
9. Assists the teacher in scheduling appropriate meetings and completion of paperwork.
10. Assists the teacher, when directed, in communicating with parents/guardians.
11. Participates effectively at regular team meetings with teacher and other support staff using appropriate social skills.
12. Maintains safe environment for students at all times.
13. Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to supervisor.
14. Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
15. Appropriately maintain and secure confidential records and inquiries.
16. While working collaboratively with others, implements decisions within ASD established policies and procedures.
17. Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff, and students and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
18. Works collaboratively with District and building administrators and other department staff to provide reliable service to customers.
19. Communicate clearly with coworkers and other staff.
20. Participate as an effective team member.
21. Provide impeccable customer service.
22. Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff, administrators and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
23. Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required.
24. Attends work regularly and is punctual.
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Assists office staff and teachers as necessary including answering telephones, routing telephone calls or messages to appropriate staff and operating general office machinery including photocopy machine, computer and fax machine.
2. Performs minor first aid in compliance with District policy(ies) and completes required paperwork in a timely fashion.
3. Fills out communication log(s).
4. Washes and dries children's clothing as needed.
5. General cleaning including washing dishes, vacuuming and sanitizing.
6. Attends in-service trainings.
7. Attends staff meetings.
All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.
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. The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Education and/or Experience: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or one to two years' related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must meet current requirements. Prior successful experience working in a school setting or with special needs students strongly preferred.
• Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with special needs students.
• Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small group situations to students and other school staff. Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries from students. 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 add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
• Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in a variety of situations. • Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, e-mail, internet software, spreadsheets, and word processing software. Student information software strongly preferred.
• Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents and members of the community. Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with constant interruptions.
• Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District including meeting current No Child Left Behind certification requirements. Ability to obtain a valid CPR/First Aid card, Oregon Drivers License, and Oregon Food Handler card.
The physical 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; stand; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds maximum. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision.
The work 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 the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon student population and activities. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions. Employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
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, pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement.