DEFINITION: Under supervision of the program supervisor, and the training and guidance of the specialized health care or school nurse, and the direction of the special education support teacher and relevant general education teachers, provide and/or reinforce instruction to individuals or small groups of students, perform medical procedures, prepare or adapt instructional materials and perform a variety of clerical duties.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The following tasks are essential for this position. Incumbents in this classification may not perform all of these tasks, or may perform similar related tasks not listed here. Act as an individual student’s attendant and provide instruction or assist in the provision of instruction to individual students or small groups of students with specialized health care needs; provide attendant assistance to students in social and self-help skills such as toileting, personal hygiene and eating; prepare and/or adapt instructional materials; attend meeting and participate in in-service trainings as assigned; assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support and general guidance; provide instruction and assistance in social and self-help areas; prepare or adapt instructional materials the KS & As to successfully perform each of the duties listed above; assist students in and out of wheel chairs and other medical devices; assist students with toileting; performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Attendant procedures, wheel chair assistance, toileting assistance; basic subjects taught in District middle and high schools; effective interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; record-keeping techniques; CPR and First Aid; Universal Precautions; Behavior Management Intervention techniques; disabilities, special needs, problems and requirements of students with specialized health care needs at the secondary school levels.
ABILITY TO: Tutor and reinforce instruction for assigned student(s); perform medical procedures, such as catheterization, suctioning, dispensing medication and tube feeding; perform routine clerical work; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with students, parents, teachers and administrators; adhere to universal precautions and procedures; perform First Aid and CPR procedures; implement non-aversive behavior management techniques; pass or provide proof of passage of the California H.S. Proficiency Exam.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be graduation from high school and two years community college or training health care for child development or special education and two years successful experience in a similar position or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print; require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend; require mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; require the ability to stand for long periods; require the ability to walk long distances and walk quickly for short distances; perform lifting, pushing and/or pulling which usually does not exceed 100 pounds; subjected to inside and outside environmental conditions, multiple or single classroom environment; required to work with harsh and toxic substances; required to work around foul odors; required to work around loud noise; required to work with exposure to body fluids.
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