JobID 449 : EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT (#1837407)
POSITION: Educational Assistant
START DATE: 1/2/2020
BARGAINING UNIT: UDESPA
- MS: 7:40 AM - 3:10 PM
HOURS: 7.5 hrs/day (1/2 hour unpaid lunch)
SALARY: $16.02/$16.86 after probation
REQUIREMENTS – Must possess one of the following:
- Associates degree or higher
- 48 college credits
- Certification/Local Assessment documentation as an Educational Assistant
The Educational Assistant assists the classroom teacher by (1) helping to supervise and accompany the assigned student(s) during activities within and outside the classroom, (2) aiding the teacher by working with the students in small groups or on an individual basis in various instructional and learning activities and (3) providing information regarding the students’ academic and behavioral performance to the teacher, parents, and IEP team.
Works under the guidance and direction of the supervising teacher and the Principal/Assistant Principal in the performance of assigned duties.
Works cooperatively with other administrators, supervisors, staff, parents and students to perform job responsibilities as outlined.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
10 month employee
Salary and benefits are as described in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The list is intended to be illustrative rather than complete and serves to show major duties and responsibilities and does not express or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. The employee will be required to perform any other position-related duties requested by the teacher, Principal and/or Supervisor of Special Education.?
Assist the teacher in maintaining student control, orderly behavior in the classroom.
Helps motivate the assigned student(s); cues behaviors, refocuses the student when necessary.
Assist the assigned student(s) with instructional activities planned and developed by the teacher.
Assist the assigned student(s) with review of teacher assignments; repeats/simplifies teacher presented instructional; helps student(s) in seatwork activities; reviews material originally presented to the student(s) by the teacher.
Ensure that certain specially designed instruction of the assigned students’ Individual Educational Plan (IEP) are implemented. These may include but are not limited to; student hygiene, referral to the School Nurse, behavior support plans, home-school communication, supervision during transition time, assignment book/book-bag checks.
Assist the classroom teacher in data collection and progress monitoring.
At the direction of the classroom teacher, communicate with the students’ family, classroom teacher(s), and administration observing confidentiality of the student related issues.
- Accompany the assigned student(s) upon arrival, at lunch, dismissal, on field trips and to activities outside of the classroom as indicated in the assigned students’ IEP or when necessary.
(The job description of Educational Assistant is sufficiently general to cover the classroom and related duties required of all or virtually all of the assistants)
QUALIFICATIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
To successfully perform this position, a person must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualification requirements listed below represent minimum levels of educational achievement, training, skill and/or ability necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Basic computer skills required
Possess effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interface diplomatically with teachers, administrators, parents, students, support staff, co-workers and outside professional contacts
Possess effective communication, judgmental, planning and human relation skills
Attend work related meetings
Handle confidential information
Maintain stamina during the workday
Meet deadlines, stay organized
Concentrate on tasks
The employee in this position could be required as part of his or her duties to engage in activities that can be charged to a Medical Assistance or other state or federal healthcare programs. Clearances as provider under such programs by both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Government is therefore an essential qualification for this position
Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and to talk and hear
Have specific vision abilities; to include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
Need to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as calculator, copy machine, and computer printer