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Educational Assistant IB

Company: TrulyHired
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 fairness.
  • Communication: Communicate in an inclusive and collaborative manner.
  • 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 FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 FUNCTIONS:
  • Attends workshops, staff development classes, and other meetings.
  • Helps perform building, classroom, and equipment maintenance, as directed.
  • 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 ABILITIES:
    • 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 communication skills.
    • 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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