Educational Assistant IV - Severe Needs - #1701711

Douglas County School District


Date: 2 days ago
City: Highlands Ranch, CO
Salary: $19.55 - $29.66 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Please complete this application using your full legal name as it appears on your government issued forms of identification when you have time to go from start to finish. Application details cannot be saved along the way, and you must complete and submit the application in one sitting. If you leave your computer and return later, you may time out.

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Job Posting Title

Educational Assistant IV - Severe Needs

Job Description

Responsible for providing assistance to special education teachers; assists in the instruction, medical, and health needs of special education students; provides some clerical support; may provide assistance with a variety of daily functions such as behavior support as well as life skills instruction; implement daily and long range lessons; assists students with daily functions such as food preparation, hand over hand or tube feeding, toileting; etc. Collaborates and consults with special needs team and other specialists. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community members and school clientele.

Experience in an educational environment preferred; verbal and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions; computer skills word processing; database and spreadsheets. The location of this position is based on student need and is subject to change as needed.

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting of forty (40) to seventy (70) pounds
  • Frequent bending, standing, sitting, and walking
  • Occasional reaching, kneeling, bending, squatting, and standing
  • Ability to run short distances

Position Specific Information (if Applicable)

Responsible for providing assistance to special education teachers; assists in the instruction, medical, and health needs of special education students; provides some clerical support; may provide assistance with a variety of daily functions such as behavior support as well as life skills instruction; implement daily and long range lessons; assists students with daily functions such as food preparation, hand over hand or tube feeding, toileting; etc. Collaborates and consults with special needs team and other specialists. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community members and school clientele.

Experience in an educational environment preferred; verbal and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions; computer skills word processing; database and spreadsheets. The location of this position is based on student need and is subject to change as needed.

Responsibilities

Communicate with parents and other school personnel as needed.

Assist students with daily functions such as food preparation, hand over hand or tube feeding, toileting, etc., as well as life skills instructions.

Respect confidentiality regarding student needs and abilities.

Collaborate and consult with special needs team and other specialists on various activities, planning, and resource allocations.

Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Administer and document prescription medication to students and perform medical procedures.

May provide assistance in some therapeutic activities as prescribed by therapist and assist in documentation of progress and services.

Document health related services in designated Medicaid documentation system for the DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program as assigned.

May be responsible for classroom supervision in the absence of the teacher.

Support daily and long range lessons and activities under the direction of a certified teacher to meet Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals.

May assist and escort student in bus transference, which may involve lifting children and/or equipment. May provide assistance to students in non-classroom settings.

Certifications

Education:

High School or Equivalent (Required)

Skills

Position Type:

Regular

Primary Location:

Saddle Ranch Elementary

One Year Only (Yes Or No)

No

Scheduled Hours Per Week

37.5

Fte

0.94

Approx Scheduled Days Per Year

180 Work Days

  • (260 days indicates a year-round position. Time off [or Off-Track Days] are then granted based on the position. Any exceptions to the normal off-track time will be noted in the Additional Position Details section above, as scheduled work days.)

Minimum Hire Rate

$19.55 USD Hourly

Maximum Hire Rate

$24.61 USD Hourly

Full Salary Range

$19.55 USD - $29.66 USD Hourly

  • All salary amounts listed above are based on a full-time (1.0) FTE. If applicable, part-time salaries will be prorated according to the assigned FTE.

Benefits

This position is eligible for health, vision, dental, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), District paid and voluntary additional (supplemental) life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short and long-term disability, critical illness and accident voluntary insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), voluntary 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plan options.

Time Off Plans

This position is eligible for paid sick and personal time.

This position will be open until filled, but will not be open past:

August 8, 2024

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