Instructional Assistants, Life Skills

Website Lane ESD

Position Type:
Instructional Assistant – Special Education/Instructional Assistant, Life Skills

Date Posted:
9/27/2021

Location:
Eugene, OR

Date Available:
Upon hire

Closing Date:
01/31/2022

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Instructional Assistant, Life Skills

Position Type: Classified
Hours/FTE: 7 hrs daily/.875 FTE
Salary: $15.70 – $20.34/hour
Contract Status: Regular/Probationary
Start Date: Upon hire
Calendar: 182 days to187 days depending on school calendar
Location:  Various schools in the Eugene, Springfield and South Lane areas.
Benefits:  Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, paid leaves and holidays, Public Employee Retirement (PERS). Full description of benefits available in ESD-LCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

BONUS:  Do you know a Lane ESD employee?  List their name in the “How did you hear about employment with us?” section of the application.  You and the employee will receive a $500 bonus after 6 mo successful employment.
Don’t know an ESD employee?  Mention Connected Lane County Job Board.
Oregon schools have been directed by the Governor under OAR 333-019-1030 to ensure that school teachers, staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  “Fully vaccinated” is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Under this rule employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons.  For safety reasons, unvaccinated employees will not be assigned to work directly with students.

TITLE: Instructional Assistant, Life Skills

POSITION PURPOSE:    This position works under the direction of a licensed teacher in a manner consistent with the requirements of state and federal law, and local district policy and procedures.  The position supports the implementation of instructional and behavioral plans designed to meet the needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities, including activities of daily living.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist the classroom teacher in the planning and implementation of instructional activities, including special strategies for reinforcing instructional material or skills.
Implement instructional strategies that promote skill development and student independence, including the facilitation of student integration in school and community activities as appropriate.
Collect data as instructed by classroom teacher. Confer with the teacher to provide feedback on student performance, progress, and testing activities.
Establish and maintain positive rapport with students.
Provide for the identified physical needs of students such as toileting, feeding, therapy, medication administration and other related needs according to specified instruction or protocols.
Assist in monitoring classroom management in accordance with district’s discipline procedures.
Implement behavior support plans using appropriate strategies and techniques as specified in the student’s behavior support plan.
Supervise students in school and community settings to ensure student and staff safety.
Maintain confidentiality of information about students and staff.
Prepare and organize materials to support teaching and learning.
Be a cooperative and supportive member of the staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Complete all job activities in compliance with district policy and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A High School diploma or equivalent is required.  Ability to communicate effectively with students and school staff is required.  The ability to follow teacher direction, including written instructional and behavior plans is required. Experience working in a public school or community setting with students with moderate disabilities, including use of alternative means of communication is preferred. First/Aid/CPR card is preferred. Pre-employment phsyical (at Lane ESD’s expense) is required.

About Lane ESD’s Special Education Program
The Life Skills Education Program serves intellectually disabled students from kindergarten through age 21. It is part of a continuum of services available to students who have been identified and placed in special education. Classrooms for students in kindergarten through grade 12 are located in a number of elementary, middle and high school buildings in six Lane County school districts. Students aged 19 to 21 are served in the Transition Program on Lane ESD’s Westmoreland Campus. Support services include speech and language therapy, vocational/community training, behavioral consultation, autism consultation, supported inclusion, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing consultation services.

The Special Education Service Area also provides School Psychology, Speech Language Therapy and Augmentative Communication services, behavior consultation, Regional Low Incidence Program services and direct services for adjudicated youth.

About Lane ESDIn providing services to Lane County school districts, Lane ESD seeks to fulfill our core purpose of Shaping the Future: Supporting Excellence in Education. Lane ESD employees strive to embody core values of equity, commitment, leadership, collaboration, and integrity.
The mission of education service districts is to assist school districts and the Department of Education in achieving Oregon’s educational goals by providing equitable, high quality, cost-effective and locally responsive educational services at a regional level. The ESD partners with school districts, local universities and community college, and other community agencies in providing quality services to the component school districts in Lane County.
Lane Education Service District provides a wide array of services to the 16 School Districts in Lane County serving about 45,000 students. Services in special education, school improvement, technology, and administrative services are designed to support districts in meeting the challenge of serving a diverse student population. We focus on systemic school improvement, multicultural curriculum, and assisting districts in development of students who are well prepared to be global citizens. Additional information about Lane ESD is available at www.lesd.k12.or.us

Lane ESD is an equal opportunity employer, and complies with federal and state statutes which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap and marital status.

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