PS108462 - 6.5 Hour EA - Behavior Support - Regular
Contract Days: 177
Salary: $16.44 per hour, plus exceptional benefits
Hours per day: 7
Under direct supervision, the Behavior Support Educational Assistant performs a wide variety of instructional duties which include assisting with the supervision and instruction of students who have demonstrated behaviors needing redirection. The employee will provide student behavior support during instruction times and will assist with the supervision during non-instructional activities. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of work and on subsequent new assignments. However, after the employee becomes familiar with particular procedures, the work can be completed more independently. The Behavior Support Educational Assistant works under the supervision of the Principal or designee in charge of discipline.
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assists with the preparation of instructional and resource materials.
- Assists students in their understanding of instructional concepts and organizational skills by reemphasizing the basic elements of teacher-directed activities with those students needing additional and repetitive assistance.
- Assist with the general supervision of students both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Contributes to student effectiveness by assisting with engagement, established routines and behavioral redirection.
- Supervises students during lunch periods, and before/after school as needed.
- Assists in matters of filing, sorting, data collecting discipline entry and organizing materials.
- Makes home contact with student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) as directed by supervisor.
- Work with students on changing behaviors(s) through a Restorative Discipline approach.
- Fulfills performance standards identified in the evaluation process as required by the position.
- Fulfills working conditions and physical effort listed below.
- Fulfills other related duties as assigned.
The employee works with small groups of students and on a one-to-one basis with all types of students. Supervision responsibilities require the employee to be able to stand for up to 30 consecutive minutes and move rapidly to intervene in situations where a student's safety is being jeopardized. The supervision may also occur during times of inclement weather. The employee needs to be able to lift/maneuver materials, boxes or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Laws, rules and procedures related to Oregon law and student rights.
- Human psychology and behavioral management.
- Communication techniques.
- Behavior management techniques.
- Students' behavior and methods to assure proper conduct.
- Safety practices.
Skills & Abilities:
Possess the physical ability to regularly attend work and fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Work effectively as part of a management team.
- Interpret and comply with laws, rules and policies.
- Consistently manage student discipline in a positive and effective manner.
- Participate in change in a constructive way demonstrating flexibility in dealing with changing conditions.
- Gain the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through the modeling of appropriate behavior.
- Read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, administrators, co-workers, and the public.
- Abide by confidentiality requirements.
- Adhere to the district requirement for a drug-free workplace.
- Ability to learn to deal with bodily fluids.
- Communicate clearly and appropriately in speech and in writing in accord with educational standards.
- Learn to operate telephones, computers, and other equipment used in the work, as required by the position.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma and up to one year of advanced training/experience in specific job requirements. Prior work experience in a school or public setting, or in a position that involves working with student behavioral concepts and practices is preferred.
The position requires working knowledge of several technical procedures or work activity areas. Working knowledge of a few School District practices or basic policies is necessary. Job proficiency can be acquired in six months to one year.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING:
The statements herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work and physical requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work or otherwise to balance the workload.