GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of a certificated teacher the individual in this position performs a variety of instructional duties assisting emotionally disturbed students and performs routine clerical and supportive tasks for instructional personnel; and to do other related work as required.
EDUCATION: 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 demontrates the knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and math.
EXPERIENCE: One year of paid or volunteer experience working with multi-age groups of children requiring a specialized learning environment. Training or course work in child growth and development, instructional technology, or a closely related field is highly desirable.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic concepts of child growth and development, as well as developmental behavioral characteristics; student behavior management strategies and techniques; appropriate English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar; basic arithmetical concepts; basic operating knowledge of standard office equipment, including computers and technology; routine record management, storage and retrieval systems and procedures.
* Ability to work with children with special needs.
* Effectively and efficiently monitor and supervise male students, as needed, inside the boys locker room and rest rooms, including, but not limited to, supervision while students are showering, changing clothes, and engaged in personal hygiene activities.
* Ability to execute duties with good judgement, tact and sensitivity to male students' privacy.
* Understand, be sensitive to, and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disabilities, and sexual orientation of teachers, administrators, and staff.
* Depending on the needs of the child, the assistant may be required to: physically lift, move or transport students; ride with a student on the provided transportation from home to school and return; demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward students of varied age groups, particularly those exhibiting specialized needs; appropriately perform routine clerical tasks; utilize a variety of appropriate instructional materials and procedures in the enhancement of a positive educational environment; operate equipment as technological advancements are introduced into the classroom; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain working relationships with children and adults.
OTHER: Person performing service in this position classification may exert 20 to 50 pounds of force to lift carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.