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INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT II-LH/CH/RSP - Permanent at Vista Unified School District

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Job Information

Date Posted: 8/14/2021 Application Deadline: 12/10/2021 4:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: Current positions range from 5 to 6 hours per day; 182 work days
Salary: Substitute Rate $15.79. Hiring Range 38: $15.79 - $17.43/hour Advance step placement, up to step 3, may be considered based on previous experience and education. Current employees promotional rules apply. Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified
Contact: Shirley Indegno Email: shirleyindegno@vistausd.org
Phone:
Work Schedule depends on location: Various hours
Benefit Package:: A comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premium for employees and dependents is available. Additional benefits include paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays, with the District currently observing 14 paid holidays a year.
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VISTA  UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

CLASS TITLE: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT  II –  (CH/LH/RSP)

 

DEFINITION:

Under the direction or collaboration with an assigned Supervisor, assist a special education Teacher or Specialist in providing instruction and assistance to individuals or small groups of students with special learning challenges, including but not limited to learning and/or mild to moderate disabilities, in an RSP, Special Day Class (SDC) or designated instructional services (DIS) classroom and learning environment; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; prepare instructional materials and perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Assist instructional personnel in providing instruction and assistance to individuals/small groups of students with learning and/or mild to moderate disabilities, including but not limited to the speech, hearing or visually impaired in an RSP, SDC, SED or SH class; monitor and control LH/CH students out in the community.

 

Attend and assist lower-functioning students in a mainstreamed classroom; reinforce instruction as directed by the Instructor or Specialist and assist with the presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises.

 

Tutor or drill students individually or in groups, following lesson plans and designed IEP’s or SPs, in a variety of academic subjects to explain and/or reinforce learning concepts; explain errors and answer questions; use games, skits, puppets and other instructional activities to reinforce the main lesson plan.

 

Assist students with special learning challenges receiving vocational training; prepare work area and inspect work for accuracy.

 

Observe and control behavior of students in and out of the classroom according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; provide input and assist instructors with determining student advancement through established learning programs.

 

Provide support to a Teacher or Specialist by setting up work areas/displays, assisting in administering tests, preparing instructional, motivational/decorative materials; assist with classroom clean up and sanitation; assist in teaching computer skills at various levels.  

 

Assist, administer, correct and record tests, papers, essays and homework assignments as directed; prepare homework packets as assigned; record role and call students and parents to follow up on students absences as assigned by the teacher.

 

Confer, as needed, with Teachers or Specialists concerning programs and materials to meet the academic and communication needs of assigned special education students; arrange for guest speakers and field trips as assigned.

 

Supervise students according to program guidelines on the playground or field trips as assigned; assure the continuance of classroom activities and assist in shaping of appropriate social behaviors when the teacher is absent from the room.

  

Perform a variety of clerical duties such as maintaining accurate recordkeeping of students achievements, daily work, homework, grades and attendance; maintain confidentiality of student records in accordance with legal requirements and policies.

 

Operate office machines, including computer, copier, fax machine, laminator, tape recorder, VCR and typewriter; operate audio-visual equipment.

 

Assist students by providing a proper role model, emotional support, patience, and friendly attitude and general guidance.

 

Assure the health and safety of students by following health/safety practices and procedures; assist in maintaining a clean/orderly classroom environment; provide basic First Aid and comfort to students as needed.

 

Provide instruction, information and assistant to substitute Instructors and parent volunteers as assigned; participate in meetings, conferences and inservice training as assigned; provide input to IEP meetings and to parents.

 

Other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Child guidance principles and practices, especially as they relate to children/adolescence with learning disabilities.

Knowledge of subjects taught at elementary, middle and high schools.

Basic child development processes and stages.

Basic principles and techniques of discipline and behavior modification.

District and classroom regulations, policies and objectives applicable to assigned programs.

Classroom procedures and conduct.

Basic instructional techniques.

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.

Oral and written communication skills.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Recordkeeping techniques.

Health and safety regulations.

 

Ability to:

Assist certificated staff in providing patient instruction to individuals or small groups of special education students in a classroom or other learning environment.

Provide patient, sensitive, gentle and tactful assistance to students with special educational and other needs.

Learn the methods, procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.

 

Read, follow, explain and enforce rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Observe and control student behavior according to policies/procedures.

Maintain confidentiality of student  and school information.

Perform clerical duties such as filing, typing, duplicating and maintaining records.

Communicate effectively with students and adults both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff, volunteers and the public, including members of the ethnic communities.

Perform routine clerical tasks and operate a variety of educational and office related machines and equipment.

Work independently with little direction.

Maintain a clean, safe and orderly classroom learning environment.

Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

 

Persons performing service in this classification will exert 20 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects.

Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far visual acuity, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, work with various materials and objects that are important aspects of this job.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed above.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be:

 

           Education:

High school graduation supplemented by training or course work in child growth and development, special education, instructional technology or a closely related field.

 

Experience:

One year of paid or volunteer experience working with children of various age levels requiring a specialized learning environment.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER  REQUIREMENTS

 

Valid California Driver’s License

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Special education learning environment, including mainstreamed classrooms and field environment; subject to anti-social and assaultive behavior and language.

 

P.C. revision May 2006

P.C. revision June 2008

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Come work with a district that is making a difference in the lives of children! Vista is currently looking for dependable people that are excited about working with our students. Vista has a need for both permanent and substitutes employees! We can get you working immediately! EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The minimum qualifications are one (1) year of paid or volunteer experience working with school age children requiring a specialized learning environment. Under current State and Federal Law, requirements include proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent to be submitted with completed application and meet one of the three requirements: A) Completion of 2 years of study (48 units) at an institution of higher learning, or B) an Associate degree or higher, or C) pass a rigorous District-administered assessment that demonstrates the knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and math.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to lifting and anti-social and/or assaultive behavior. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a drug test, TB test and fingerprinting. The drug screen is paid by the District and $40.00 fingerprint cost is paid for by the candidate.

  • Copy of Transcript (48 semester units)
  •      OR Other (Associate's Degree or higher)     OR Paraprofessional Testing (Passed District Instructional Assistant written exam)
  • Proof of HS Graduation (OR)


    Come work with a district that is making a difference in the lives of children! Vista is currently looking for dependable people that are excited about working with our students. Vista has a need for both permanent and substitutes employees! We can get you working immediately! EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The minimum qualifications are one (1) year of paid or volunteer experience working with school age children requiring a specialized learning environment. Under current State and Federal Law, requirements include proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent to be submitted with completed application and meet one of the three requirements: A) Completion of 2 years of study (48 units) at an institution of higher learning, or B) an Associate degree or higher, or C) pass a rigorous District-administered assessment that demonstrates the knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and math.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to lifting and anti-social and/or assaultive behavior. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a drug test, TB test and fingerprinting. The drug screen is paid by the District and $40.00 fingerprint cost is paid for by the candidate.

    • Copy of Transcript (48 semester units)
    •      OR Other (Associate's Degree or higher)     OR Paraprofessional Testing (Passed District Instructional Assistant written exam)
    • Proof of HS Graduation (OR)

      Comments and Other Information

      OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL-Open to all qualified candidates with the selection process resulting in an Eligibility List that will be used to fill current vacancies, provide substitutes and any future vacancies that occur within one (1) year. All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. The process may consist of an evaluation and scoring of application materials, written testing, oral interview and/or performance test to evaluate the applicant’s skill, training and experience. The EdJoin.org system will time-out after a 20 minute period of perceived inactivity. Once you have submitted your application, please check your email for a confirmation from EdJoin.org. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk mailbox. In the event that you do not receive an email, you will need to apply again. All applicants will be notified by email regarding their selection status. Please be sure to check your email as to the next step in the recruitment process since this is the only form of communication that you will receive. If you are having difficulty in completing your on-line application, please call EdJoin Applicant Hotline 1-888-900-8945 for assistance. Vista Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender-identify, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. VUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. Rachel D’Ambroso, the Assistant Superintendent of Human Relations, is designated as the Title IX Compliance Officer and is responsible for employee complaints pertaining to discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying. Phone: (760) 726-2170, extension 92202 or hr@vistausd.org. A copy of the district’s Uniform Complaint/Sexual Harassment Policies and forms can be found at: https://www.vistausd.org/pf4/cms2/view_page?d=x&group_id=1516177617023&vdid=7i24b1rgcie925

      Comments and Other Information


      OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL-Open to all qualified candidates with the selection process resulting in an Eligibility List that will be used to fill current vacancies, provide substitutes and any future vacancies that occur within one (1) year. All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. The process may consist of an evaluation and scoring of application materials, written testing, oral interview and/or performance test to evaluate the applicant’s skill, training and experience. The EdJoin.org system will time-out after a 20 minute period of perceived inactivity. Once you have submitted your application, please check your email for a confirmation from EdJoin.org. If you do not receive an email, check your spam/junk mailbox. In the event that you do not receive an email, you will need to apply again. All applicants will be notified by email regarding their selection status. Please be sure to check your email as to the next step in the recruitment process since this is the only form of communication that you will receive. If you are having difficulty in completing your on-line application, please call EdJoin Applicant Hotline 1-888-900-8945 for assistance. Vista Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender-identify, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. VUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. Rachel D’Ambroso, the Assistant Superintendent of Human Relations, is designated as the Title IX Compliance Officer and is responsible for employee complaints pertaining to discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying. Phone: (760) 726-2170, extension 92202 or hr@vistausd.org. A copy of the district’s Uniform Complaint/Sexual Harassment Policies and forms can be found at: https://www.vistausd.org/pf4/cms2/view_page?d=x&group_id=1516177617023&vdid=7i24b1rgcie925

       


      Application Deadline

      12/10/2021 4:00 PM Pacific

      Date Posted

      8/14/2021

      Contact

      Number of Openings

      Not Specified

      Salary

      Substitute Rate $15.79. Hiring Range 38: $15.79 - $17.43/hour Advance step placement, up to step 3, may be considered based on previous experience and education. Current employees promotional rules apply.

      Length of Work Year

      Current positions range from 5 to 6 hours per day; 182 work days

      Employment Type

      Part Time

      Work Schedule depends on location:

      Various hours

      Benefit Package::

      A comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premium for employees and dependents is available. Additional benefits include paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays, with the District currently observing 14 paid holidays a year.