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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902556
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 8, 2018

Job Description

Job Title:                                Educational Assistant

Reports To:                            Colton School District 

Hours Per Day:                      8





Under the direction of the licensed educator and school Principal, the Educational Assistant has a variety of support responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to assisting in preparation of academic materials, working with small learning groups to support both our community of learners with curricular support and Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) while supervising individual and small groups of students both in the general education classroom and resource spaces located throughout the school. This position will support full inclusion of all students in the typical general education environment and provides supports and interventions in various programs (Title, Special Education, integration of Technology, Response to Intervention, etc...)




Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks depending on their assignment.  Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Follows and maintains knowledge of all District policies and procedures.
  2. Attends work regularly and on time.
  3. Assists teacher in both the general education and other resource spaces located throughout the school by supervising and assisting students individually and in small groups with classroom literacy, math activities, and social emotional learning and possibly positive behavioral intervention.
  4. Just as with academic interventions - some students require behavioral interventions to support their individualized needs and development. Some interventions may be physical in nature and require appropriate training, safety equipment or physical ability.
  5. Support students with classroom technology as directed by licensed educator.
  6. Collects and tracks appropriate data for academic, social emotional or behavioral interventions as directed per instructions communicated by school team members (principal, classroom teacher, Student Services Coordinator, and Special Education Teachers) following intervention protocol.    
  7. Follows prescribed daily individual and small learning group instruction plans as outlined by school team members (principal, classroom teacher, Student Services Coordinator, and Special Education Teachers).
  8. Provides for safety of individual students as well as providing safety for students in the group.
  9. Consistently follows an evolving schedule while demonstrating efficiency and promptness.
  10. Participates effectively at regular team meetings with teacher and other support staff demonstrating appropriate social skills, problem solving and conflict resolution strategies.
  11. Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to supervisor.
  12. Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
  13. Appropriately maintains and secures confidential records and inquiries.  
  14. Professionally represent the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff, and students.  
  15. Supervises a variety of student activities including, but not limited to outdoor and indoor student recess periods, arrival and dismissal periods, cafeteria, field trips, hallways and other areas where students gather.
  16. Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required.  
  17. Other duties may be assigned as needed. As students’ needs evolve the day to day essential functions may vary.
  18. Adheres to district personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols and procedures outlined in student behavior plans as well as identify the need for PPE or changes in PPE protocol - which might include the need for replacement or new equipment, the discontinuation of the use for a plan, or seek out additional PPE should it be needed.


Marginal duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Attends in-service trainings.
  2. Attends staff meetings.




All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.  




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly qualified under the reauthorized ESEA. Prior successful experience working in a school setting or with young children with varying disabilities strongly preferred.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with children of varying ability levels and those with special needs.
  • Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small group situations to students and other school staff. Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries from students. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use, e-mail, internet software and word processing software. Ability to proficiently use the following programs strongly preferred: ESIS, Excel, MS Word and Outlook Express. Ability to type accurately and proficiently.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents and members of the community. Ability to exercise good judgment and work in a dynamic environment and appropriately react to a wide spectrum of behaviors of general education and disabled students.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Certificates as determined by the District including meeting current highly qualified requirements under the reauthorized ESEA. Ability to obtain a valid CPR/First Aid card, and OIS restraint training.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; stand; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally over 100 pounds; special assignments by be required to regularly lift up to 100 lbs. The employee may occasionally climb stairs or ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment is a standard classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon student population and activities. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.


Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by Colton School District regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Contact Information

    • Sarah McGloghlon
    • 30429 S GRAYS HILL RD
    • Colton, Oregon 97017

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