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Special Education Instructional Associate (Student Specific 1:1)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate's degree (A. A.) or 60 college credit from an accredited institution; equivalent from two-year college or technical school; Passing score of an academic assessment in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Basic typing ability desirable. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)/restraint certification course completed at first available offering by District. First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training
REPORTS TO:
Principal, professional staff to whom assigned
JOB GOAL:
To assist professional staff members by performing a variety of tasks related to the operation of classrooms or other instructional areas.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Instructs students under the direction of the supervising teacher.
Assists the teacher with planned activities and instructional programs.
Assists in preparing instructional materials for daily instruction as planned by the teacher; set up and operates audiovisual equipment; type educational materials; ability to use and operate copy machines, and computers.
Assists the teacher in maintaining individual student records.
Assists in supervising students at arrival and dismissal, in the classroom, lunchroom, and on the playground under the supervision of a district certified staff member.
Presents subject matter to students, utilizing variety of methods and techniques, under the supervision of the teacher.
Assists specific student with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts in accordance with the student's individualized education program.
Assists students with self-care activities related to eating, dressing, toileting, grooming, as needed.
Performs other job duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES:
Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.
Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
Understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting/bookkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.
Written Communication - Edits work for spelling and grammar.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics - Treats people with respect.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write correspondence.
Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).
The ability to type 40 wpm.
Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.
Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.
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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ten-month, employee pay and benefits in accordance with Board policy.
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Part Time Employee Benefits: in accordance with Board policy.
EVALUATION:
Performance to be evaluated in accordance with the Board policy on evaluation of support personnel.



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