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Educational Assistant - Adams Elementary

Employer
Eugene School District 4J
Location
Eugene, OR, US
Salary
Competitive
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Position Summary

This is a part-time 0.5 FTE/4 hours per day position that works on a CL-192 work schedule 9:20am - 1:20pm, Monday - Friday

Due to unprecedented circumstances, the district has temporarily relaxed the requirement that all Educational Assistants demonstrate Highly Qualified (HQ) status upon hire.

As highly qualified status remains a minimum qualification for this role, the hiring manager will work with all successful, non-HQ candidates to achieve highly qualified status through the passage of a rigorous academic assessment of reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Candidates must achieve HQ status prior to the end of their probationary period.

1. 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 in a classroom setting.
2. The position facilitates the smooth operation of the educational program in one or more classes by attending to details which free the teacher to develop a comprehensive lesson schedule. Aids in preserving the unity of classroom advancement by tutoring students who have difficulty comprehending or who are in need of emphasis on specific aspects of the instructional program. Prepares, disseminates, collects, processes and stores or redistributes instructional materials used in class.
3. The position in some instances may be required to adapt curriculum to students who understand and speak little English.

Essential Functions:
  1. Confer with teacher and assist in preparation of lessons appropriate to level of instruction; review coverage and comprehension of subject matter and administer tests.
  2. Monitor and supervise students engaged in activities initiated by the teacher. Record students progress and behavior.
  3. Collect, sort and correct lessons and tests; record grades in ledger; redistribute as necessary; file classroom materials.
  4. Tutor on a one-to-one or small group basis as necessary; assign extra work for quick learners and assist in remediation and completion of assignments by slow-learning students.
  5. Prepare lessons and instruct students on specific topics such as: teaching them how to write their names, then numbers, then the letters of the alphabet and eventually words and sentences; correct posture when writing, best positioning of pencil and paper and correct formation of each letter and number.
  6. May prepare spelling, capitalization and punctuation lessons appropriate to level of instruction, review coverage of materials and administer tests. May assemble testing materials and administer CTBS and other standardized tests to class.
  7. Compose and format homework assignments, charts, posters, memos, newsletters and other items as requested by the teacher.
  8. Prepare classroom materials using current office technology and equipment (e.g., computer systems, fax, copiers, etc.) and production equipment (e.g., fax, punching and binding machine, laminator).
  9. Assist in the preparation, typing and layout of such documents as the school newspaper, minutes for staff meetings and parent newsletters.
  10. Assist in the health room when the nurse is absent by bandaging minor scrapes, bumps and bruises, handing out ice packs, or attending to more serious injuries while a nurse or doctor is called.
  11. Supervise lunchroom, classroom, hallways, and recess yards so that an orderly atmosphere is preserved; control aggressive behavior, settle disputes and otherwise encourage well-mannered activity.
  12. Maintain an inventory of supplies for teacher; complete purchase orders for additional materials and stock shelves with new supplies.
  13. May perform tasks specific to the attendance and registration of students such as roll call, parent contact of absent students, and weekly mailing of attendance roster to Data Processing Department.
  14. Maintains regular and prompt attendance.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to work with and lead students in group and individual activities.
  2. Instructional and behavioral management skills.
  3. Ability to use current office technology and equipment (e.g., computer systems, fax, copiers, etc.)
  4. Ability to use or learn to use computers and word processing software.
  5. Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations.
  6. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff, and community populations.
  7. This four hour position will primarily support 1st grade.

Minimum Qualifications

To demonstrate Highly Qualified status as required by ORS 581-037-0005, you will be required to attach documentation to your application to show:
  • Completion of at least two years of post-secondary study consisting of 72 credit hours, 48 semester units (attach transcripts); OR
  • Obtaining an associates or higher degree (attach diploma); OR
  • Meeting a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrating, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics (attach test scores).
  • Bilingual proficiency and/or multicultural experience strongly preferred.

To view the complete job description visit: https://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/jobdescriptionsandclassif/classifieddescriptions/

Additional Information

Complete application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail. All applications must be submitted using the GovernmentJobs website. It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview. Candidates are interviewed by appointment only. If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALLrequired documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application. Required documents for this posting are:
  • Highly Qualified (HQ) Documentation as per Minimum Qualifications above.
Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J. Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.

There are a wide variety of benefits to eligible Eugene School District 4J employees. These benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability, flexible spending accounts, 403B, and an employee assistance program.

Positions at a minimum of four hours (0.5 FTE) are benefit eligible. Please contact the hiring administrator if you have questions about this position's benefit eligibility.

For a complete description of benefits available for 4J employees please visit our Employee Benefits webpage at www.4j.lane.edu/hr/benefits.
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