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Instructional Assistant - ELL; Bilingual required

FOREST GROVE SD 15 – Forest Grove, OR

This posting will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 24, 2019
Location: Echo Shaw Elementary School
Hours: 9:30-2:00 pm (4.5 hours)
Start date: August 27, 2019
Bilingual (English/Spanish) REQUIRED
Job Classification: Instructional Services
Job Title: Instructional Assistant - ELL
POSITION SUMMARY
The job of Instructional Assistant - ELL is done under the direct or indirect supervision of a licensed staff member for the purpose/s of assisting the classroom teacher with the instruction and supervision of ELL students. The Instructional Assistant also performs clerical duties and monitors student behavior. Employees in this classification do not supervise others.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Assists licensed staff members for the purpose of instructing ELL students, individually and in small groups, by implementing lesson plans, instructional activities; administering tests; teaching library skills; and planning. Assists ELL certified staff with ELL curriculum implementation and meet regularly with ELL staff. Works under the guidelines of the ELL Program Director and ELL certified staff to provide assistance to ELL students. Monitors individual students, classroom and/or playground activities for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. Provides personal care and assistance to students for the purpose of helping students to access their education, which may including toileting, personal hygiene, feeding, positioning, mobility, and delegated nursing and/or therapy services. Maintains classroom equipment, student files, records, etc. for the purpose of ensuring availability of items as may be required. Performs limited clerical functions directly related to the instructional assignment for the purpose of instructing students (i.e. preparing materials, instructional records for student files, communication with parent, etc.).
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES Confers with licensed staff members, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of ELL students progress and/or implementing of ELL students objectives.
Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (i.e., accidents, fights, inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
Participates in various meetings for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving ones skills/knowledge. Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities (i.e., small groups, special needs children, computer labs, physical and/or occupational therapy, and/or talented and gifted). Maintains consistent and predictable attendance to meet the requirements of the position. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education : High School diploma or equivalent; 72 quarter hours of accredited college or equivalent education or passing score on Work Keys Test.
Experience : Prior job related experience paid or volunteer with school age children.
Skills : Operate a computer, office machines, telephone and other technology equipment. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organization skills. Skills to perform instructional activities, communicate with parents, students, staff and community, basic arithmetic calculations, operate standard office equipment, use English in verbal and written form, use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling, and perform basic clerical functions.
Knowledge : Knowledge of principles of child development, instructional processes.
Abilities : Work harmoniously with others. Work and communicate effectively with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job. Work independently without supervision, and with minimum oral/written instructions. Ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, maintain confidentiality of student records, meet schedules and deadlines, read/interpret/apply rules, regulations and policies. Ability to rapidly learn methods and materials used in a variety of instructional situations. Significant physical abilities include lifting/reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity, moving to various locations within the classroom and school.
Continuing Education/Training Clearances : Pre-employment criminal justice fingerprint clearance and criminal background check.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
In an eight-hour day employee may: Stand/Walk [ ] None [ ] 1-3 hrs [ ] 3-5 hrs [X] 5-8 hrs Sit [ ] None [ ] 1-3 hrs [ ] 3-5 hrs [X] 5-8 hrs Drive [X] None [ ] 1-3 hrs [ ] 3-5 hrs [ ] 5-8 hrs
Employee may use hands for repetitive: [X] Single Grasping [X] Pushing and Pulling [X] Fine Manipulation
Employee may use feet for repetitive movement as in operating foot controls : [ ] Yes [X] No
Employee may need to:
Bend [X] Frequently [ ] Occasionally [ ] Not at all Squat [X] Frequently [ ] Occasionally [ ] Not at all Climb Stairs [ ] Frequently [X] Occasionally [ ] Not at all Lift [ ] Frequently [X] Occasionally [ ] Not at all
Lifting:
[ ] Sedentary Work: Lifting 10 pounds occasionally with frequent sitting and occasional standing/walking.
[ ] Light Work: Lifting 20 pounds occasionally with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking.
[ ] Medium Work: Lifting 50 occasionally, 25 pounds frequently with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking. [ ] Medium Heavy Work: Lifting 75 pounds occasionally, 35 pounds frequently with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking. [X] Heavy Work: Lifting 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds frequently with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking.
The Forest Grove School District is an equal opportunity employer and provides services to the public on an equal opportunity basis and does not discriminate in employment or the provision of public services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, citizenship or marital status.
Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the Forest Grove School District, 503-359-2414.

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