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Reading/Resource Teaching Asst. (SPA1) 4 Hrs/Day

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description
Reading/Resource Teaching Asst. (SPA I) 4 hrs/day JobID: 1825 
  • Position Type:
      Class Support Staff/SPA I - Reading/Resource Teaching Assist
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
      Sublimity Elem./Middle Schools
  • Date Available:
      05/23/2024 preferred
  • Closing Date:
      Until Filled
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    Special Program Assistant I - 4 hours
    Sublimity School

    START DATE: 2024-25 school year (immediately if able)
    WORK DAYS: 185 if starting in August
    SALARY:  2023-24 rates are $15.85 - 20.31, depending on experience 
    In addition, we pay your PERS contribution. 


    Sublimity School is looking for a highly qualified, energetic, positive team player to work in our elementary reading intervention room.  At Sublimity School, our mission is to help students reach their full potential and become productive citizens, and we seek to hire quality individuals committed to ensuring an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. The schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

    About Us
    Sublimity Elementary is a unique K-8 school located approximately 20 minutes east of Salem, Oregon. While our students often perform well on standardized tests and other academic measurements, our main goal is to help them perform well in life. We are fortunate to have the support of a very involved community, which is often reflected by our PTC's involvement and financial support. Our staff believes in setting high expectations for students, taking time to create intentional relationships within our community, and mentoring each other. We offer peer leadership opportunities, parent/family support, involvement, and experienced administration. Sublimity School is an AVID school, and we pride ourselves on having high-level instruction and rigor in every classroom.



    • Principles, practices, and techniques of instruction related to area of assignment
    • Understanding of early childhood development and the fundamentals of learning to read
    • Proper childcare techniques
    • Ability to provide safe student supervision and classroom management
    • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
    • Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and computer equipment preferred


    • Deliver instructional programs to students as assigned by supervising teachers
    • Work effectively in an environment that can both be physically and emotionally fatiguing
    • Learn growth and development principles of students with special needs according to area of assignment
    • Learn basic first aid requirements
    • Work in a team situation
    • Understand and appropriately interpret instruction plans
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work



    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but not limited to the following):

    • Assist in implementing learning experiences for students enrolled in program; confer with teacher to provide feedback on student performance in tutorial and testing activities
    • Interpret and carry out instructional plans, with guidelines set by certified teacher; follow specific lesson and tutorial strategies as outlined by teacher
    • Instruct students in small group and one-on-one settings, often without direct teacher oversight; review lesson plans or teaching strategies during instructional activity as necessary to achieve goals and objectives
    • Regular attendance and punctuality
    • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior
    • Help students develop positive interpersonal relationships with peers and adults; promote safety of the students by helping them develop self-confidence
    • Interpret and implement a behavior management program; train and assist students in behavior management; provide education regarding appropriate inter-personal actions; respond to discipline programs; act as a role model
    • Responsibilities may include assistance with physical management of disabled students, including lifting, moving, positioning, feeding, diapering/toileting, and personal hygiene as required by specific job assignments.  Additional nurse-directed procedures may be assigned.
    • Attend in-service and workshop training related to area of assignment; apply training to instructional responsibilities
    • Perform a variety of general clerical duties, including writing attendance reports, grading papers, and maintaining accurate files
    • Perform related duties as assigned



    North Santiam is a PBIS District Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS) that focuses on creating an environment that supports the educational environment.  PBIS schools use school-wide and classroom positive reinforcement to promote expected behavior, teach behavioral expectations like academic skills, and use data-based information to guide intervention and management. 

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