Educational Assistants
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 - Elmhurst, IL

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Position Title: Educational Assistant - Special Education

Supervisor: Case Manager and/or Assigned Special Education/General

Education Teachers

Requirements: State and NCLB Paraprofessional Approval

Evaluator: Principal - Elementary, Middle School

Special Education Department Chairperson - High School

Primary Function: To assist students by performing duties initiated and supervised by the

classroom teacher and case manager.

When possible, work with other students in need of

assistance after needs of assigned students have been met.

Major Responsibilities:

1.

Instructional:

Work with classroom teachers and special education staff to implement
goals, modifications, and adaptations for each included student

Reinforce skills previously taught by teachers

Model and assist in shaping appropriate behaviors and positively
reinforce desired student behaviors

Help to establish classroom routines for inclusion students under the guidance of
teaching staff and assist in carrying them out

Demonstrate a proficiency with technological skills as needed to assist
inclusion students
Perform all clerical duties as assigned

Assist in the implementation of a functional skills based curriculum

Assist with movement of students and with supervision of activities

Accompany instructional and inclusion students to special classes (art, music,
physical education) and assist with modifications as necessary

Shadow student on the job

Provide job coaching under the direction of the vocational coordinator

Assist students with activities of everyday life that they are unable to perform
themselves, such as:
Toilet students throughout the day and assist with feminine hygiene
Diaper students
Feed students that need assistance and/or supervise
Physically assist with student movement, positioning and transfers, with prior
training by OT/PT (ie lifting, use of stair chairs)
Physically assist with dressing and undressing students for PE classes
Assist in the swimming pool for students who need help
When assigned, physically redirect student per student's program

Assist students on field trips

Supervise students on playground as needed
2. Interpersonal Skills:

Maintain an effective working relationship with classroom teachers and
all special education personnel

Assist special education team in problem identification and problem solving

Provide information to the case manager for communication with parents

Provide information and data to teachers regarding student performance on
predetermined tasks as it relates to the individual education program (IEP)

Participate in meetings, as requested, to provide input on modifications, strategies,
problems and progress of students

Demonstrate flexibility in working with students and classroom teachers
3. Organizational:

Assemble and prepare needed materials

Clean and sanitize materials to meet health standards

Assist in the preparation of classroom materials

Operate equipment
4. Supervision:

Observe and supervise students in the school and on job sites

Assist children on and off bus
5.
Other:

Seek assistance from case manager/general education teacher when clarification
of a task is needed

Participate in appropriate workshops and in-service training as required, i.e.
student movement, physical redirection, behavior intervention plan

Complete other tasks related to the job as assigned by the supervisor
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CL-II (Classification change 9/02)

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