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Extended School Year (ESY) Special Education Assistant - Student Services Department

Oregon Public Schools
Eugene, OR
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
This is a seasonal, part-time, .625 FTE/5 hours per day position working during the 2024 - 25 summer. There are multiple vacancies. Our Extended School Year Summer Program schedule for our Special Education Assistants is as follows: Orientation Tuesday, July 9, 2024: 8am-4pm Week 1 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 10, 11, 12, 2024: staff report 8am-1pm Week 2 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (July 16, 17, 18): staff report 8am-1pm Week 3 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: (July 23, 24, 25): staff report 8am-1pm Week 4 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: (July 30, 31 & Aug 1): staff report 8am-1pm The position assists the teacher in planning and implementing educational and behavioral management programs and in providing services that enable students with developmental or other learning disabilities an additional opportunity to benefit from education. Performs a variety of clerical tasks in support of and preparation for the educational process as well as duties of instructional assistance to the teacher using standardized lessons prepared with sample responses, or lessons prepared by teacher, or lessons prepared by assistant and approved by teacher. Monitors student progress and mastery of social and academic skills by means of periodic testing and evaluation. Basic guidelines for class content and objectives are determined by the Supervisor; however, there is considerable latitude for Instructional Assistant autonomy in teaching methods. Considerable time is spent in lesson preparation and review before or after class hours, and students sometimes require additional counseling during after-school hours as well. Essential Functions: Confer with teacher and assist in preparation of lessons appropriate to level of instruction; directly instruct students, review coverage and comprehension of subject matter and administer tests. Collect, sort and correct lessons and tests; record grades in ledger; compute weekly, monthly and term grades. Redistribute lessons and review with students; file as necessary. Monitor and supervise students engaged in activities initiated by the teacher. Record student progress and behavior on IEP (Individual Education Program) or other reports; document areas in need of emphasis or reiteration. Tutor on a one-to-one or small group basis as necessary. Compose and format homework assignments, charts, posters, memos, newsletters and other items as requested by the teacher. Maintain filing system for these materials. Update bulletin board with displays pertinent to curriculum or student interest. Prepare classroom materials using current office technology and equipment (e.g., computer systems, fax, copiers, etc.) and production equipment (e.g., thermofax, punching and binding machine, laminator). Supervise students in the Resource Room, classroom or hallways as assigned; insure that an orderly atmosphere is preserved; control aggressive behavior, settle disputes and otherwise encourage cooperative, safe and well-mannered activity. Assist in guiding children to develop proper emotional control and discernment in judging and reacting to social situations. Instruct in proper dress, grooming and health habits. Orient substitute teachers as to class curriculum and location of teaching materials. Arrange parent-teacher conferences; consult with other student instructors when a difficulty involving a specific child arises. May budget expenditures for periodicals, textbooks and other supplies; inventory stock, complete purchase orders for additional materials, stock shelves upon arrival and otherwise maintain an inventory of supplies. May supervise students in preparation for physical education and monitor activities so that safety precautions are upheld and unruly behavior does not transpire. May assist students to board and exit the school bus safely. Maintains regular and prompt attendance. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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