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Oregon School District

JOB DESCRIPTION
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Position Title: Educational Assistant (Regular Ed)


Department/Location: School
Reports To: Principal and Teachers
Employees Supervised: None.
Interrelationships: This position has continual contact with students,
teachers and other staff.
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Position Summary:
The Educational Assistant (Regular Ed) provides classroom and other instructional support for
students and teachers.

Position Duties:
Educational Assistant (Regular Ed) duties may vary somewhat from location to location. Each
essential job function described below is within the scope of Educational Assistant (Regular Ed)
duties with actual job assignments depending on the work that needs to be done at a given time
or location.

Essential Job Functions:


1. Work with students on academic subjects. Examples of tasks include: assisting teacher
with group projects, performances and outcome activities; working with students in small
groups or one-on-one to enforce academic skills; tutoring individual students; reading to
students, listening to them read and promoting appropriate reading strategies; reviewing
journals and discussing them with students daily; teaching basic concepts; re-teaching
concepts in math, language arts and social studies; and practicing skills.

2. Perform limited clerical and related support tasks accurately, neatly and in a well
organized and timely manner. Examples include: correcting and scoring papers; entering
student test results into computer; report cards; data entry; organizing materials;
preparing and recording outcome lists on computer; creating worksheets, awards and
study materials; preparing materials to be sent to print shop; preparing visual aides for
use in the classroom; ordering supplies and materials; using word processing software;
and assembling student records.

3. Assist with supervision of students to provide a safe environment in which learning can
take place. Examples of tasks include: intervening in student behavior problems

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including disputes and quarrels; providing a positive adult role model; allow teacher to
take lunch period without interruption for disciplinary or problem solving actions;
supervising cafeteria lunch period (monitor behaviors, clean up spills, maintain order,
release at correct time); supervise recess/playground activities (monitor behaviors, watch
for safety concerns, involve health office if a student is injured); participate on class
trips; monitor classroom in teacher’s absence; attendance information recorded and
contact parents as requested.

4. Additional duties may include: assist in training of new or substitute employees; provide
backup coverage for other areas (health room, office, IMC); data entry; and assist with
school-wide projects.

Qualifications:
1. Education: minimum of a high school education is required, additional education
desired.

2. Experience: prior work with children and basic computer knowledge is desired.

Personal Attributes Required:


Must be organized and be able to work with nominal direct supervision. Must be patient,
understanding and caring in interacting with students. Must be able to empathize with the age
student that employee will be working with. Must be able to maintain order. Must have good
written and verbal communication skills. Must be well organized and demonstrate initiative.
Must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain exemplary relationships by using
appropriate interpersonal skills. Must be able to maintain self-control during occasional stressful
situations without exhibiting negative behaviors. Must be able to interact with others to
accomplish tasks without arousing hostility. Must have knowledge of good grammar, spelling,
punctuation and basic math abilities.

Essential Physical / Mental Requirements:


1. Must be able to sit/stand/bend and walk for prolonged periods, with or without back
support.

2. Must be able to perform physical work, occasionally lifting more than 30 pounds
without assistance in an indoor setting.

3. Must be able to communicate effectively to provide information, assistance and


instructions.

4. Must be able to move throughout the building.

5. Must be able to reach in all directions and bend/stoop to store and retrieve materials, use
classroom or office equipment.

6. Must have dexterity and hand/eye coordination necessary to operate the equipment used

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in the job, including computer keyboard.

7. Hearing activity requires the ability to participate in numerous conversations throughout


the day.

8. Must be able to complete job duties in an environment where some background noise and
frequent interruptions are the norm.

9. Must have the ability to maintain concentration and focus on tasks requiring timeliness
and accuracy.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person
assigned to this position. Essential job functions are intended to describe those functions that are primary to the
performance of this job, and other job duties include those that are considered secondary to the overall purpose of
this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this
position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by
management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with
a disability.

Originated May 11, 1998


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