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Catalina Foothills School District Education Assistant - Inclusion 2298 in Tucson, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Work individually with students with special needs and support educational progress of the student's established Individual Education Program (IEP}; Modify lessons, instructional materials, quizzes and tests for student accessibility and comprehension; Conduct parallel teaching/tutoring;Take notes for student;Work with small groups of students; Maintain behavior reinforcement programs for positive and negative behavior;Provide physical support and assistance to assure student moves between classroom locations in a timely manner;Assist with major personal, physical and custodial needs of the student including feeding, lifting, positioning, assisted walking, pushing a wheelchair and toilet needs; Assist with range of motion exercises, physical/occupational therapy programs and physical education; Assist student in developing fine and gross motor skills, balance and interpreting directions;Assist with speech therapy;Follow established medical emergency plans for medically frail and medically involved students as needed;Teach life skills and study skills;Write and submit progress reports; Assist other special needs students as needed; Use a variety of methods, such as assistive software, sign language, Braille and typing/writing for the student, to communicate with student and assist student in developing functional communications skills;Monitor and document student activities and progress for teacher and parental review;Assist teachers in carrying out education program;Assist teachers in working with special needs children; Attend consultations with specialists to meet needs of special needs children; Interact with children to encourage positive self-concept and enthusiasm for the discovery process;Prepare classroom and playground as needed; Attend weekly staff meetings;Adhere to the goals, policies and procedures of the program;Assist students on the bus as required in their IEP, including the following: using needed restraints, observing/assisting students during the trip to keep them comfortable and safe; reporting any difficulties or changes in students' needs to the supervisor; assist students in evacuating the vehicle in case of emergency; assisting students to the door for door-to-door needs;Perform other related duties, as required.