The person in this position is supervised by the building administrator and may work in a number of settings including Special Education classrooms and the regular education classroom.  This person will work with students in groups, and with individuals, providing academic and behavioral support to students.  Responsibilities and tasks will include working with students to provide support in academic areas both in the mainstream and SPED classroom settings.  Other duties may include preparing materials, providing general supervision at lunch and passing times, and other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other related duties as assigned.

  1. Under the direction of a licensed teacher, providing supplemental practice in various learning experiences, including drills and activities using learning strategies designed to reinforce or modify skills.
  2. Demonstrate regular and acceptable attendance and punctuality, as set forth in Board Policy.
  3. Be familiar with and adhere to all relevant District Board policies, administrative regulations, and building rules.
  4. Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff, parents, and community members and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
  5. Work independently and cooperatively in teams with other staff members and students.
  6. Attends staff meetings.
  7. Attends in-service and workshop trainings; applying training to instructional responsibilities.
  8. Completes appropriate logs, forms and paperwork, as required.
  9. Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to supervisor.
  10. Reports issues to authorities as necessary, animal control, suspicious activity, etc.
  11. Operates and troubleshoots office machinery.
  12. Assisting in planning and implementing learning experiences for students.
  13. Helping students develop positive interpersonal relationships with peers and adults; promoting safety of the students by helping them develop self-confidence.
  14. Observing students and assisting in recording student development and progress; informing supervisor of any unusual academic or disciplinary problems.
  15. Training and assisting students in behavior management; providing education regarding appropriate interpersonal actions; responds to discipline problems; act as a role model.
  16. Preparing materials related to area of assignment; copies materials; develops visual aids, certificates and charts; and collects and distributes supplies and equipment.
  17. Supervising students before, during and after school on the playground, in the hallways or on entering or leaving the classroom.
  18. Operating a computer to take attendance and to do basic data entry assignments.
  19. Oversees and supervises students during classroom activities in a variety of school settings, on field trips, at lunch and recess, ensuring safety and security at all times.
  20. Maintains a safe and secure environment for students at all times.
  21. Maintains discipline in the absence of the teacher.
  22. Evaluates student injuries, determines course of action, performs minor first aid and completes required paperwork in compliance with Board Policy.
  23. Assist with daily attendance, registration, bus lists, referrals, and enrollment records.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

For the majority of their day, staff is primarily responsible for:

  1. Implementing behavior intervention plans for students with moderate to severe behavior concerns.
  2. Utilizes de-escalation and restraint techniques as required by the district and within the parameters of state law.
  3. Supporting students with augmentative communication and assistive technology.
  4. Supporting students with toileting and diapering needs.
  5. Supporting students with designated nursing tasks.