Adult Transitional Program (ATP) Assistant, 6hrs/day (.75 FTE), Part Time, Permanent
The incumbent performs a variety of instructional, training, and/or support duties to assist Special Education teachers in instruction, supervision, and education of students with severe physical and mental special needs that generally require placement in self-contained classrooms. The incumbent may also be assigned in one-on-one teacher-to-student situations when the students have needs similar to those of Structured Learning Center classrooms (e.g., physical disabilities requiring considerable support).
Initial wage placement according to NCSD/OSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
CLASSIFIED WAGE SCHEDULE 2018-2019 JOB GROUP Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 D 14.76 15.50 16.27 17.09 18.85 19.79 20.78 21.40
May be required to be certified or to become certified in first aid, CPR, and/or operation of defibrillators.Based on the above wage schedule, the District will pay the employee's 6% contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), upon eligibility.
Retirement Plan Contributions
North Clackamas School District (NCSD) is a Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) employer. PERS allows employees to contribute 6% of their salary to their Individual Account Program (IAP). However, NCSD makes the 6% contribution to its employee's IAP account. This means no money is taken out of employee paychecks, but the employee is still receiving 6% of the salary contributed to his/her retirement IAP account. In addition, NCSD makes a contribution to the employee's PERS OPSRP Pension Plan.
SCHEDULE: TBD, Based on department needs.
Incumbents must have 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.
May be required to be trained in instructional and behavior intervention methodologies in such content areas as reading, writing, and mathematics, and in such special education areas as student restraint, safety, medication, and physical management and intervention systems.
Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a team member.
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.
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 upset.
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.
Possess effective and accurate command of the English language.
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 of standard office software and student information system software.
Background and experience working with children with social and emotional difficulties strongly preferred.
Two years of experience that demonstrates the ability to work successfully with children in a learning environment.
Bilingual and bicultural skills.
Familiarity, or willingness and ability to be trained in areas of Down syndrome, Autism, multiple disabilities, mental health disorders, ADHD, etc.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (depending on specific assignment):
Works collaboratively by assisting teachers and specialists in assessment, curriculum implementation, student interactions, enforcing safe behaviors, and enhancing social growth of student in the classroom and other school settings. Such assistance may be provided in special education classrooms, in regular education classrooms to students with special needs, and in one-on-one or small group situations.
Assist students with common daily tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, to include diapering. May provide colostomy care including emptying colostomy bags and cleaning of the skin. May provide catheterization. May administer tube feedings and/or medication(s) as authorized by the school nurse and supervisory staff. May provide health services and assistance to include changing dressings, assisting with oxygen, assisting with insulin, assisting with nebulizers or inhalers, and assisting with walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches.
Teach independent living skills such as cooking, laundry, general personal hygiene and cleanliness.
Takes action, or assist in taking action, to seclude or restrain students who are at risk of harming themselves or others by following school/district-approved restraint/seclusion procedures.
Assist in implementing physical and occupational therapy plans by working with students to increase range of motion, mobility, and positioning.
May escort students in one-on-one or small groups out in the community, to and from bus locations, and may be required to ride on the bus with student(s).
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.
Oversee student safety by such activities as riding the bus with students, walking in the community with students. Takes steps to intervene when students are not in control or may be in dangerous or unsafe situations.
Providing instructional support and tutoring to students in large groups, small groups, and one-on-one situations.
Implements behavior support and intervention plans as directed by a teacher. Document behavior of students to assist teacher in assessing progress with education plans. Maintain, or assist in maintaining, student weekly progress reports.
Perform clerical duties such as making copies, operating office equipment, answering telephones, ordering materials, and record keeping.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Please refer to the job description for detailed information.
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North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.
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