SPED Instructional Asst. – MS Resource Room, 6.5 hrs/day (.8125 FTE), Part Time, Perm
North Clackamas Schools
 Portland, OR

SPED Instructional Asst. – MS Resource Room, 6.5 hrs/day (.8125 FTE), Part Time, Permanent

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The incumbent performs a variety of instructional and/or support duties to assist the school and teachers in instruction, supervision, and education of students with special needs (medical and/or disability) in regular education classroom settings (inclusion), one-on-one, as well as Resource Room pullout.

Initial wage placement according to NCSD/OSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

CLASSIFIED WAGE SCHEDULE 2019-2020 JOB GROUP Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 D 17.15 18.00 18.92 19.87 20.86 21.91 23.00 24.15

Retirement Plan Contributions

North Clackamas School District participates in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS and OPSRP) on behalf of its employees. The district contributes the employer portion; there is also a mandatory employee portion. Upon eligibility, which is defined as working at least six full calendar months in a qualifying position, the employee is required to contribute 6% to their employee portion, via payroll deduction. Part-time employees working at least six months and 600 hours in a calendar year will qualify.

SCHEDULE: TBD based on department needs

WORK CALENDAR: 185 days

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

  • Successful completion of an Associate's Degree or two years of post-high school education in appropriate and related areas of study. The education requirement may be substituted at the sole discretion of the District by successfully passing the written Educational Testing Service competency examination.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a team member.
  • Able to be certified or to become certified in first aid, CPR, and/or operation of defibrillators.
  • Able to be trained in instructional and behavior intervention methodologies in such content areas as reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Able to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and changing tasks and priorities.
  • Able to assist, console, and manage students who may be emotional, distraught, or frustrated.
  • Able to remain calm, focused and in control when working with students, parents, guardians, and community members who may be difficult and challenging to engage.
  • Able to follow written and verbal direction and take the initiative to seek clarity and take action when needed.
  • Be or become knowledgeable and supportive of classroom management and student discipline procedures.
  • Proficiency in the proper use of the English language to include annunciation, spelling, and syntax to assist and model proper language usage by students.
  • Able to organize work and set priorities for accomplishing work in a timely and effective manner.
  • Able to protect the confidentiality of student information consistent with FERPA requirements and good judgment.
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively with staff, students, parents, volunteers, and community members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Skill in the use of office and computer equipment and use standard office software and student information system software.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in an appropriate and related field of study.
  • Two years of experience that demonstrates the ability to work successfully with children in a learning environment.
  • Bilingual and bicultural skills in such common languages to the District as Spanish, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese (to be determined by the specific position).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works collaboratively by assisting teachers and specialists in assessment, academic and instructional support, student interactions, enforcing safe behaviors, and enhancing social growth of students in the school setting.
  • May assist students with common daily tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, to include diapering. May provide health services and assistance to include, but not limited to, changing dressings, assisting with oxygen, assisting with insulin, assisting with nebulizers or inhalers, and assisting with walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and crutches.
  • May participate in IEP planning and assessment meetings to provide direct input and recommendations on student progress and needs.
  • Provides direct assistance to the teacher in such activities as:
  • Implementing lesson plans.
  • Preparing instructional support materials.
  • Administering assessments and assisting in grading.
  • Working directly with students in small groups.
  • Providing individualized instructional and learning assistance.
  • Supervising students in and outside of the classroom.
  • When communicating with students, parents, community members and other staff members exercises discretion and assures protection of student confidentiality consistent with the direction and guidance of staff, administrators, and school/district policies and procedures.
  • Oversees student safety, by such activities as recess and playground supervision, bus duty, crossing guard duty, hallway supervision, etc. Takes steps to intervene when students are not in control, not in the proper location, or may be in dangerous or unsafe situations on an as-needed basis.
  • Provides instructional support and tutoring to students in inclusion, pullout, and one-on-one sessions.
  • Documents progress of students to assist teacher in assessing progress with education plans. Maintain, or assist in maintaining, student progress reports.
  • Performs clerical duties such as preparing instructional materials, making copies, operating office equipment, answering telephones, and record keeping.
  • May provide assistance in other special education and regular education settings as necessary and assigned. May provide assistance in student supervision.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Please refer to the job descriptions for detailed information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222. For these Title IX inquiries, please contact 503.353.6128.