JOB GOAL: Provides instructional and/or general clerical assistance to teachers with special  education students in the classroom, a computer lab and on campus grounds.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Accompanies students and adapts instructional materials to special student needs. May be assigned a single special needs student to attend to and assist. May be required to perform feeding, distributing and administering medications,  toilet assistance, diapering, wheel chair transfers, and pushing wheelchairs to classrooms. Assists the special education teacher in the preparation of materials and activities  for classroom instruction. Assists small groups and individual students with classroom activities and activities.  Assists the teacher in maintaining a clean, attractive and safe learning environment. Types, files and duplicates materials for teacher's use. Assists with personal care needs such as diapering, feeding children, supervising  students according to their medical management plan. Accompanies students to a mainstream setting, translating between English and Spanish. Assists substitute teachers as needed. Participates in staff meetings and in service training activities. May assist students with feeding, medication and other activities of daily living. Lifts and transfers students from and into wheelchairs. Assists teachers with general clerical work such as filing, photocopying, word  processing etc. Assists students in the classroom with reading, math and other subjects. Supervises children at recess, lunch and getting on and off the bus to ensure child  safety and that each child is accounted for. Assists students with classroom and homework assignments. Relieves teachers for attending professional development activities. Reports information about a child's development and behavior to teachers. Performs related duties as required. Actively fosters positive relationships with all staff and community .
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be highly qualified which requires one of the following: An associates degree or higher. 48 hours college course. Passing the Paraprofessional test . There must also be a complete application on file.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Educational and personal care needs of students with multiple needs. Techniques, policies and practices of child instruction. Child discipline. Emergency and safety procedures. Policies and objectives of assigned programs. Modern office practices and procedures. School site and assigned , policies, and procedures.

Basic principles and techniques of education. Correct English usage. Operation of modern office equipment including PC and related software. First aid and CPR. Educational needs of students with multiple needs.
ABILITY TO: Perform services required for assisting students with special needs. Assist with student health care needs and personal hygiene. Prepare a variety of records and reports. Assist teachers in classroom education activities. Supervise students at recess and entering and exiting buses. Establish and maintain effective relationships with others. Operate a variety of modern office equipment.  Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Perform routine clerical duties.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED certificate.   Educational course work and prior classroom experience in special need student  settings preferred.  Current certification in CPR and First Aid training.  Substitute teachers license preferred. 
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.   Ability to write simple correspondence.   Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to  students, parents, and other employees of the organization.
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 and to draw and interpret bar graphs. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in  written, oral, or diagram form.   Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized  situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 502 Educational Assistant K-12 license. . 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use  hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.   The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.   The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color  vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to  perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIORMENT: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in inside  environmental conditions.   The employee frequently works with a video display terminal for prolonged periods.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Revised September 2009