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Instructional Assistant at Large (7 hr)

at Lane Education Service District

Posted: 9/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1330
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Job Description

Qualifications 

  1. A High School diploma or equivalent is required. 
  2. Ability to communicate effectively with students and school staff is required. 
  3. The ability to follow teacher direction, including written instructional and behavior plans is required. 
  4. Experience working in a public school or community setting with students with moderate disabilities, including use of alternative means of communication is preferred.
  5. First/Aid/CPR card is preferred.

Key Responsibilities 

  1. Assist the classroom teacher in the planning and implementation of instructional activities, including special strategies for reinforcing instructional material or skills.

  2. Implement instructional strategies that promote skill development and student independence, including the facilitation of student integration in school and community activities as appropriate.

  3. Collect data as instructed by classroom teacher. Confer with the teacher to provide feedback on student performance, progress, and testing activities.

  4. Establish and maintain positive rapport with students.

  5. Provide for the identified physical needs of students such as toileting, feeding, therapy, medication administration and other related needs according to specified instruction or protocols.

  6. Assist in monitoring classroom management in accordance with district’s discipline procedures.

  7. Implement behavior support plans using appropriate strategies and techniques as specified in the student’s behavior support plan.

  8. Supervise students in school and community settings to ensure student and staff safety.

  9. Maintain confidentiality of information about students and staff.

  10. Prepare and organize materials to support teaching and learning.

  11. Be a cooperative and supportive member of the staff.

  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

  13. Complete all job activities in compliance with district policy and procedures.

Physical requirements of Instructional Assistant position:

            MOBILITY 

  • Sit – Depends on classroom and needs of students. Typically workers sit only occasionally while working with students on the floor or at desks. Younger/ smaller students typically sit at smaller desks and therefore, the EA will need to be able to sit in low chairs and on the floor. 
  • Stand – In most classrooms, standing is mixed with walking on a frequent basis while interacting with students, collecting supplies, and managing behaviors. 
  • Walk – In most classrooms walking is mixed with standing on a frequent basis. Continuous walking usually occurs over short distances up to 100 feet. On a rare basis some workers can walk two to three blocks continuously when escorting students during community outings. This is more typical in middle and high school classrooms. Continuous walking can vary greatly depending on classroom. In some classrooms instructional assistant can walk up to 2 miles continuously without stopping or sitting and in excess of 5 miles over an entire shift. Some classrooms require constant walking over an entire shift with intermittent breaks to stand stationary or sit briefly. Most classrooms require frequent walking.
  • Running – Required occasionally if student runs away from group in classroom or community settings to ensure student safety. 

STRENGTH      

NP = not performed                                           R = Rare (1% - 5% of day)

O = Occasional (6% - 33% of day)                   F =   Frequent (34% - 66% of day)

C = Constant (67% - 100% of day)

Lift

NP

R

O

F

C

< 5 lb.

X

 

6 – 10 lb.

X

11 – 20 lb.

X

 

21 – 30 lb.

X

 

31 – 50 lb.

X

 

51 – 75 lb.

X

 

75 – 100 lb.

X

 

Over 100 lb.

X

Comments: Frequent lifting includes student items such as toys, games, books, meal trays, and bikes, all weighing less than 20#. Heavier items include boxes of teaching materials, books, magazines, and students. Boxes of materials are typically stored on racks ranging from floor level to 72” and boxes range in weight from 15# to 40#. Foot stools and help are available for lifting to higher shelves. Students range in weight from very small and less than 40# to quite large in excess of 200# depending on the classroom and of course age of the student. Students in high school classrooms may continue until they are 21. Students also differ on the amount of assistance required ranging from verbal cueing/ supervision to maximum assist of two people for some medically fragile/ severely delayed students. In most cases, Hoyer lifts are available for heavy transfers to and from changing tables. Some students have floor activities as part of their IEP and may need assistance to and from the floor.   Most often, however, students are transferred at waist height from chair to chair of chair to bed for changing. Some students are at risk for “drop Seizures” and need close monitoring so the staff can catch the student and assist them to the floor. Some students need physical redirection to stay on task or transition to a new task and may decide to suddenly drop to the floor during the physical redirection. This forces the staff member to catch the student and safely lower him/ her to the floor. This is rare in most classrooms, and students who may exhibit this behavior have been identified, and this can be a significant undetermined load.

Carry

NP

R

O

F

C

< 5 lb.

X

 

6 – 10 lb.

X

 

11 – 20 lb.

X

 

21 – 30 lb.

X

31 – 50 lb.

X

51 – 75 lb.

X

 

75 – 100 lb.

X

 

Over 100 lb.

X

Comments: Items carried include above listed items under lifting. Educational materials, toys, boxes containing books/ toys, etc…, food trays and students. Items are carried approximately 5 – 25 feet within the classroom and weigh up to 40#. Students can be carried up to 5 feet from the wheelchair to the changing tables depending on the set-up of the changing room and they can weigh in excess of 200#. Usually the entire student isn’t lifted or carried, but assisted into standing and supported while they move to the changing table.

Push/ Pull

NP

R

O

F

C

< 5 lb.

X

 

6 – 10 lb.

X

 

11 – 20 lb.

X

 

21 – 30 lb.

 

X

31 – 50 lb.

 

X

51 – 75 lb.

X

 

75 – 100 lb.

X

Over 100 lb.

X

Comments: Items pushed and pulled include wheelchairs, wheeled sit-stand desks, wagons/ wheeled cars, and ambulatory students for physical redirection. Wheelchairs may have to be pushed up ramps, over thresholds, or over curbs.

Agility

Climb – Stairs are rare. Typically, ramps can be used to avoid stairs. May climb on/off 8” step stool to reach items stored on high shelves.

  

Bend – Bending at the waist, knees, and neck is frequently required to interact with   students on the floor or at low desks.

     

Squat – Partial squatting is frequently required when lifting, sitting on low chairs, and assisting small/ young students.

    

Kneel – Occasional when working on the floor. Can be reduced by squatting or sitting on the floor.

    

Crawl – Rare when playing with young students. Not required.  

    

Twist – Occasional at the waist, knees and neck when playing with students and teaching.

  

Reach – Forward reaching and overhead reaching is occasional when reaching across the desk to assist students or retrieving items from 6 foot shelves.

 

NP

R

O

F

C

Dexterity

X

 

Grasp

X - Simple

 

Finger Dexterity

X

Pinching

X

Eye – Hand Coordination

X

 

Eye – Hand – Foot Coordination

X

 

Driving

X

 

Comments: Some fine dexterity work is required when interacting with children, and workers use sign language to communicate with some students.



Primary Location: Special Education

Shift Type: Full Time

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