Educational Assistant IB
Posted on: November 22, 2021
We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental,
vision, Rx plan, flex spending accounts, employee assistance
program (EAP), paid holidays, basic & voluntary life insurance,
STD/LTD & employer paid contribution into PERS (Oregon Public
Employees Retirement System). We support our employees' continued
education through our Tuition Reimbursement Program.**Per Governor
Browns vaccine mandate, MESD is requiring all newly hired employees
to be fully vaccinated**Department: Education Services Days per
school year: 228Hours per week: 35 hours Start Date: As Soon As
PossibleIn this position you will be working with incarcerated
youth in Albany Oregon. The successful candidate must be able to
pass an OR Department of Correction background check in addition to
the one through the OR Department of Education.REPORTS TO:
SupervisorsPOSITION PURPOSE:Provides educational and classroom
assistance under the guidance of teachers, principals and other
supervisors, and assists in carrying out instructional activities,
promoting student safety and well-being, and reinforcing classroom
programs. Emphasis on College, Career, Horticulture, and Study Hall
for incarcerated youth.ADMINISTRATIVE SCOPE:This position carries
no administrative authority or responsibility.DISTINGUISHING
CHARACTERISTICS: The primary distinguishing characteristic of the
Educational Assistant IB classifications is the EA IB's ability to
provide support to the instructional program with specific
responsibility for assisting the supervision and instruction of
special needs students, observing and documenting student progress,
implementing plans for instruction and assisting students with
special health needs. Duties are performed under risk of infection
and injury and require work with students having intense learning
and behavioral needs.ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP QUALITIES:
- Trust: Develop trust among co-workers through honesty and
- Communication: Communicate in an inclusive and collaborative
- Vision: Lead with vision and follow-through.
- Personal Qualities: Be respectful, caring and courageous.
- Management Style: Be visible, humble and a team player.
- Agency-wide perspective: Be involved in, and supportive of
continuous overall improvement of MESD.ESSENTIAL JOB
- Confers with teachers, supervisor and other colleagues to plan
day-to-day routines, programs, student specific delegated
healthcare, and special projects for the purpose of assisting in
evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
- Performs MESD program related instructional, behavioral and
other activities such as helping students with individualized
educational plans (IEP, behavior, safety, etc.) and other related
- Undertake delegated instructional tasks for individuals and
small groups; assists with classroom assignments; and monitoring
student activities in the classroom and other locations.
- May participates in parent-teacher conferences and/or assist
teachers in reviewing student progress and programs.
- Performs instructional support tasks such as preparing
worksheets, organizing materials, creating and posting bulletin
boards, data collection and monitoring progress.
- Assists students with physical education and other recreational
- Participates in the implementation of student behavior plans
for the purpose of ensuring effective and safe student learning.
Assists in transportation supervision, as needed or requested.
- Successfully complete necessary training (e.g., OIS, CPI,
etc.), maintain required certifications, and demonstrate ability to
implement program-adopted crisis prevention/intervention strategies
to include the use of de-escalating procedures, physical
interventions to avoid injuries and other safety protocols.
- Implement prescribed physical therapy/medical assistance and
support duties as directed by a health care professional.OTHER JOB
- Attends workshops, staff development classes, and other
- Helps perform building, classroom, and equipment maintenance,
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- To adhere to building, district, and MESD policies and
procedures.WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in special
education or alternative education environment. Work may involve
implementing crisis prevention/intervention protocols, and may
involve a risk of injury, exposure to contagious diseases, abusive
students, and other adverse conditions.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND
- Ability to follow directions, follow through on classroom
plans, and maintain effective working relationships with teachers,
other educational assistants, other MESD and local school district
personnel, and other agency partners.
- Ability to listen, make sound decisions on a day-to-day basis
as well as during emergency or crisis situations, and effectively
work with students in high stress environments.
- Good basic problem-solving with effective verbal and written
- Ability to perform data collection and recording
tasks.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma, or G.E.D., and
previous experience working with at-risk youth, students with
severe disabilities, or in alternative education learning
environments or any combination of education and experience which
would provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge and ability
required to perform the job.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Ability to walk, climb, sit and/or stand for four (4) plus
hours per day.
- Ability to squat, crawl and or run occasionally as required to
perform job duties. Involves continuous strenuous efforts, such as
the ability to personally lift students weighing up to 35 lbs and
the ability to lift with assistance students weighing up to 150 lbs
- Position Type:Full-time
- Positions Available:1Job Categories :Classroom Teacher >
Alternative Learning EnvironmentSpecial Education > Alternative
Learning EnvironmentInstructional Support > Individual
AideInstructional Support > Paraprofessional / IAEmployer
DescriptionMultnomah Education Service District is an educational
cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services
on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and
beyond. MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon. MESD's major areas of
service include:- School Health Services- Special Education-
Alternative Education- Technology- Outdoor School- School
ImprovementGovernanceMESD is governed by a seven-member, elected
Board of Directors who serve four-year terms. Five members are
elected from zones and two are elected to at-large positions.
Directors are not compensated for their services.Superintendent &
CabinetScott Perry is the Interim Superintendent; Jim Rose is the
Chief Operating Officer; Kathryn Skimas is the Director of
Instructional Services; Kristine Beck is the Interim Director of
Special Education; Margo Lalich is the Director of School Health
Services; Dawn Strong is the Interim Human Resources Director;
Doana Anderson is the Director of Business Services; Don Hicks is
the Contracts and Risk Manager; Laura Conroy is the Public
Information OfficerStaffingAs of September 2015, MESD employed 425
staff members. The largest categories of staff are educational
assistants and school nurses. MESD also employs certified teachers,
school administrators, occupational/physical/speech therapists,
specialists and support staff.Component DistrictsBy Oregon Statute,
MESD's primary customers are the eight public school districts in
Multnomah County. The total enrollment (ADMw) of our components
districts is approximately 100,000 students. Component districts
include:Centennial Corbett David Douglas Gresham-Barlow Parkrose
Portland Reynolds Riverdale Learn more about us...Job Requirements
- No experience requiredContact Information
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