SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM ASSOCIATE

Boone High School ( learn more )

Boone Community School District

Boone, IA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3946541
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : August 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Boone Community School District has made a significant effort to live our motto Expect the Best...Achieve Success.

Boone Community School District is located 10 minutes west of Ames and roughly 1 hour north of the Des Moines Metro Area.  Our staff work daily to Value the Uniqueness of All, Give a Fresh Start Each Day, Partner with Families, Develop Positive Character, and Ensure Learning.  We have earned a reputation for being an innovative and progressive school district that includes $43+million in building projects to be completed by the fall of 2023.  This includes a Pre-K-1st grade early childhood learning center and a multipurpose edcation center. 
The City of Boone is a great place to live, grow and play.  Boone is voted #1 Affordable Small Town... Where You'd Actually Want to Live by Realtor.com.

 

Title:  Special Education Associate 
Reports To:  Building Principal
Work Year:  9 months 
Pay Period:  Direct Deposit on last day of the month


SUMMARY:   
Assist students with basic classroom work, including computers, language arts, math and research. 
Assist classroom teacher with preparing classroom work as needed.  Support student in general and special education classroom.
 
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE: 
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No experience required; experience preferred in: Working with children.
 TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
  • Oral and written communication skills and English language skills.
  • Interpersonal relations skills.
  • Computer, keyboarding and word processing skills.
  • Customer service and public relations skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
  • Ability to promote and follow building and departmental policies
  • Apply and follow all school district policies and state of Iowa laws.
 MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and online resources.
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copiers, fax machines, email, etc.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Listed below are the essential tasks required for this job.
 
Job Tasks Descriptions
1. Provide support to special education students in the regular and special education classrooms.  Supports may include: 
  • assisting students by adapting work, 
  • monitoring and enforcing social and acceptable behavior, 
  • implementing health care plans, toileting assistant, academic support etc.  
  • Assist children in the cafeteria, at recess or any other time help is required, including getting on and off the bus.  
  • Assist in crisis situations often involving physically aggressive students including, but not limited to, restraining and documentation. 
  • If working with behavior students, trained in CPI and understands the rules and regulations pertaining to management of behaviors and protocol safeguards. 
  •  Implement specialized therapy programs. 
  • Leaning, bending, reaching, over work space to use proximity and support for a child working.
These supports are defined in student IEPs and are provided under the direct supervision of the case manager/teacher.
2.  Assist students with classroom activities.  Assist with curriculum instructional delivery to both individual and small groups to ensure mastery of subjects.
3.  Assist teacher(s) with grading, attendance and instructional centers, etc. Assist  in preparing materials; laminating, copying, filing, etc. 
4. Mentor, support and assist students with a variety of abilities and disabilities to become competent, independent adults.
5. Supervise and monitor students during playground, lunchroom, field trips, passing periods, classroom activities, etc. Support eloping students by keeping them within 3-5 feet to ensure the student remains safe.  Must be physically able to run with student to keep them in close proximity.
6. Assist injured or sick students to health room.
7. Cover classroom for short periods (i.e. up to 30 minutes) when the teacher is called out of the classroom for staff meetings or other reasons.
8. Assist with assessment testing and monitoring of student performance. 
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
Amount of Time
None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Stand . . X .
Walk . . X .
Sit . . X .
Use hands to finger, handle or feel . . . X


 
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
Amount of Time
None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Reach with hands and arms . . . X
Climb or balance . . X .
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl . . . X
Talk . . . X
Hear . . . X
Taste X . . .
Smell X . . .
 
 
WEIGHT AND FORCE DEMANDS
Amount of Time
None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds . . X .
Up to 25 pounds . . X .
Up to 50 pounds . X . .
Up to 100 pounds X . . .
More than 100 pounds X . . .
 
 
MENTAL FUNCTIONS
Amount of Time
None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Compare . . . X
Analyze . . . X
Communicate . . . X
Copy . . X .
Coordinate X . . .
Instruct . . X .
Compute X . . .
Synthesize X . . .
Evaluate . . . X
Use Interpersonal Skills . . . X
Compile . . . X
Negotiate . . X .
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Amount of Time
None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)  X . . .
Work near moving mechanical parts X . . .
Work in high, precarious places X . . .
Fumes or airborne particles X . . .
Toxic or caustic chemicals X . . .
Outdoor weather conditions . . X .
Extreme cold (non-weather) X . . .
Extreme heat (non-weather) X . . .
Risk of electrical shock X . . .
Work with explosives X . . .
Risk of radiation X . . .
Vibration X . . .
 
VISION DEMANDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
No special vision requirements .
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) X
Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) X
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) X
Peripheral vision X
Depth perception .
Ability to adjust focus X
  
NOISE LEVEL Level of noise typical in the work environment for this job
Very quiet .
Quiet .
Moderate X
Loud X
Very loud .

Boone Community School District is an equal opportunity employer. If you have questions or a grieveance, contact the BCSD Equity Coordinator Mrs. Jill Janes, jjanes@boone.k12.ia.us, at BCSD, 500 7th Stret, Boone, Iowa 50036; (515) 432-0750
 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Employer Description

    The Boone Community School District has made a significant effort to live our motto Expect the Best...Achieve Success.

    Boone Community School District is located 10 minutes west of Ames and roughly 1 hour north of the Des Moines Metro Area.  Our staff work daily to Value the Uniqueness of All, Give a Fresh Start Each Day, Partner with Families, Develop Positive Character, and Ensure Learning.  We have earned a reputation for being an innovative and progressive school district that includes $43+million in building projects to be completed by the fall of 2024.  This includes a Pre-K-1st grade early childhood learning center and a multipurpose education center.  The City of Boone is a great place to live, grow and play.  Boone is voted #1 Affordable Small Town... Where You'd Actually Want to Live by Realtor.com  Learn more about us...

    Contact Information

    • Amy Eckard
    • 500 7th St.
    • Boone, Iowa 50036

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