• Douglas ESD - Medford
  • Medford

Instructional Assistant – Jackson Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education – Douglas ESD 

Douglas ESD is accepting applications for Instructional Assistants for the Jackson Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education department located in Medford.

This position works 190 days per year, 5 days per week, 8 hours per day. Summers off! This position is for the 2024-25 school year; however, may be open to beginning immediately.

STARTING SALARY: $20.28 – $26.13 per hour (depending on relevant verifiable experience) Based on the 2024-25 salary scale

TO APPLY: Begin the application process by clicking the “Apply” button in the upper right of this announcement. (If you are not viewing this via Applicant Tracking (Applitrack), click    **HERE**

JOB SUMMARY: Implements individualized programs, activities and supervision of assigned students with disabilities as directed by classroom teacher.

DUTIES:  This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, or functions associated with the job. Full job description is attached in Applitrack.

  • Assist with helping students develop positive interpersonal relationships with peers and adults; promoting safety of the students by helping, them develop self-confidence and coping skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply appropriate techniques and methods of student supervision and classroom management in setting involving students with moderate to severe learning and/or social/behavioral problems.
  • Ability to assist in the delivery of instructional programs and activities to students who have moderate to severe learning and physical disabilities and/or social/behavioral problems.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment which can be both physical and emotionally fatiguing.
  • Ability to work with students who may exhibit aggressive behavior as required of specific job assignment.
  • Attends to students’ physical needs: mobility, eating, dressing, bath-rooming, diapering and delegable nursing tasks with appropriate training including possible swimming activities.
  • Prepares and cleans-up classroom, playground and student areas.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Utilizes therapeutic interventions as trained, to include performing physical restraints as directed by supervisor or designee.
  • Implements individualized programs with students as directed by supervisor or designee.
  • Types or writes reports, IEPs/IFSPs, and other forms from teacher prepared script.
  • Collects data on programs as directed by supervisor or designee.
  • Completes curriculum-based assessments in classroom or personal homes.

BENEFITS: Douglas ESD offers an excellent benefit package that includes health, dental and vision. Paid holidays and sick leave provided. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System.

Douglas ESD has been awarded the Douglas County Working Parents Award for 2023.
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