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Aberdeen School District Educational Assistant - SPED STRIVES in ABERDEEN, South Dakota

Category: Educational Assistants/SPED - STRIVESDate Posted: 11/18/2020Location: Central High SchoolDate of Availability: As soon as possibleDate Closing: Open until filledHours: 7.0 hours per daySalary Range: $11.50 per hour, subject to increase based on experience. This position includes benefits.An employee's hourly rate shall not exceed the wages of current employees with the same years of experience in the District.Experience: Job related experience is desired.Education: 48 college units, AA degree, demonstrate college level skills by passing the Para proficiency test. Clearances: Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance, paid for by the applicant.The job of Special Education Assistant - STRIVES is done for the purpose/s of under the direction of assigned personnel, assists, tutors, and trains special education and other students identified with behavioral issues in a classroom or similar learning situation; and performing classroom clerical tasks in support of the instructional process.This job reports to Building Principal and Director of Special Education Services.Essential FunctionsAssists special education students and other identified students with behavior and/or academic, under the general direction of the teacher, (e.g. reading, explain words, reading to students, arts and crafts, classroom activities, individual assignments, etc.) for the purpose of providing an opportunity for them to participate in classroom activities.Works with students who have been identified with severe behavioral disorders (e.g. autism, emotional disturbance, other health impaired, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the behavioral and instructional needs of the student(s) are met and that all relevant department, district, local, state and federal standard are maintained.Confers with teacher/s (special education and/or mainstream teacher) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating special education student progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.Instructs special education students and other identified students as directed by the teacher, one on one or in small groups, (e.g. math groups, providing proper examples, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, etc.) for the purpose of assisting students in making progress on their IEP goals.Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. instructional materials, student files, checking papers, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.Monitors individual students (e.g. field trips, classroom activities, lunch room, shadow, bus, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a safe and positive learning environment.Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. correcting papers, recording grades, copying, displays, bulletin boards, collects paper, distributes supplies, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in preparing records/materials.Records observations and incidents relating to specific students for the purpose of providing documentation and/or communicating information to appropriate personnel.Responds to inquiries from staff (e.g. administrators, psychologists, teachers, etc.) for the purpose of providing information.Attends meetings as requested (e.g. inservice training, workshops, IEPs, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information.Assists other personnel, as may be required, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environmentJob Requirements: Minimum QualificationsSkills, Knowledge and AbilitiesSKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents,