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Assistant: SPA I - Special Programs Assistant (7 hrs/day)

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description

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Position Type:
Support Staff/Special Programs Assistant I
Date Posted:
Stayton High School - Stayton, OR
Date Available:
Closing Date:
Open until filled

START DATE: August 29, 2022
SALARY RANGE: $15.39 - 19.43 per hour dependent upon experience
The North Santiam School District is looking for a highly qualified energetic, positive, self-starter who is a team player.
At the time of hire, candidates must qualify by having met at least one of the following requirements:
  • Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education
  • Obtain an Associate’s Degree or higher; or
  • Meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate through a formal state or local academic assessment the knowledge of and ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics or the instruction in readiness for these subjects (assessment currently in development by Oregon Department of Education). Paraprofessionals qualifying under this criterion must have a high school diploma or equivalent as a prerequisite.
Experience working with special needs students preferred. Bilingual preferred.

  • Principles, practices, and techniques of instruction related to area of assignment
  • Appropriate provisions of Special Education or the ability to acquire a working knowledge of such provision
  • Proper child care techniques
  • Techniques and methods of student supervision and classroom management
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and computer equipment preferred
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, and staff
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of students and their records
  • Ability to supervise individual or groups of student(s) in an instructional setting without constant teacher oversight; work in a team situation
  • Ability to work with students who may exhibit aggressive behavior, as required of specific job assignment
  • Demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for students
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude in working with children with special needs
  • Ability to direct and respond appropriately to students
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment that can be both physically and emotionally fatiguing; perform physically demanding requirements of the job
  • Ability to deliver instructional programs to students who have learning and physical disabilities and/ or social behavior problems, as required by specific job assignment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Become knowledgeable of the program philosophy, curriculum, activities, and support services and assist the district staff in determining appropriate accommodations modified to meet the needs of the targeted students.
  • Assist English language development teaching staff responsible for preparation, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group behavioral programs, as required by specific job assignment.
  • Assist English language development teaching staff in communicating with teachers and parents on student’s progress, as required by specific job assignment.
  • Assist with recordkeeping to monitor students’ daily and monthly data on instructional and behavioral progress, as required by specific job assignment.
  • Assist classroom teacher in diagnostic testing and reporting.
  • Provide remedial instruction as requested. Prepare and teach a unit of instruction under the supervision of a teacher.
  • Perform clerical duties such as typing, computer entry, duplicating, and recordkeeping.
  • Provide supervision of student(s) in buildings or other school areas and school-related activities (i.e., hall duty, at assemblies, in lunch and playground areas, or with school buses as required).
  • Assist the classroom teacher in maintaining class and student records.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and staff.
  • Participate in in-service programs as assigned.
  • Act as a friendly ambassador of the North Santiam School District
  • Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as deemed appropriate to the Board or Administration.
North Santiam is a PBIS District Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS) focuses efforts 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.
This position is subject to a funded budget based on staffing needs. Specific assignment is subject to change.
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