INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT-DEVELOPMENTAL HE...
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District - Santa Monica, CA

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY

Classified Employee’s Salary Schedule: A-23

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the general supervision of an administrator, the Instructional Assistant-Developmental Health will provide assistance with implementation of instructional programs for students with significant disabilities; will provide assistance in meeting special health care needs which may include feeding, toileting, diapering, and/or personal hygiene, positioning students in wheelchairs and other orthopedic equipment, and monitoring physical health conditions of students who are medically fragile, in accordance with established procedures.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Assists with specialized physical health care services, such as lifting and positioning students in/out of wheelchairs, braces, and other orthopedic equipment, and operating medical equipment as appropriate (e.g., gastrostomy tube, tracheotomy tube, colostomy) after receiving necessary training.
  • Assists teachers with activities for students with special needs in all educational settings individually and/or groups to provide instructional support in, but not limited to, cognitive, gross/fine motor and adaptive behavior skills, vocational skills, social and leisure skills, physical development and fitness.
  • Assists students to and from transportation (on the bus as needed) within the school schedule by wheeling beds and chairs; positioning and repositioning students and operating medical equipment as appropriate (e.g., gastronomy tube, tracheotomy tube, colostomy) after receiving necessary training; assists during the transporting and instruction of students in off-campus or community based settings.
  • Assists the teacher in maintaining health/ safety of severely and multiple handicapped students by being aware of the environment and the potential hazards of each child’s actions; assist the teacher according to established guidelines and procedures.
  • Serves/prepares meals and feeds students with severe eating problems; monitors self-feeding students as directed by a teacher/health plan; when appropriate, use gastrostomy and suctioning equipment and takes appropriate action when students have difficulty while eating.
  • Helps provide assistance for the students with personal hygiene/grooming; monitor individual bathroom routines; change diapers and/or clothing as needed.
  • Assists designated instructional service providers with physical development activities when applicable.
  • Administers medication, first aid and/or CPR in accordance with established health plan.
  • Performs routine sanitation duties to ensure a clean/sterile environment (e.g., clean dishes, tables, toys, therapy equipment).
  • Assists students in using computer applications and related assistive technology.
  • Attends trainings, workshops, and staff development meetings as required.
  • Assists teachers with implementation of student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • Completes reports and records, such as accident and incident reports.

OTHER DUTIES:
· Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Education:
Must have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and
• Completed 48 units at an institution of higher learning; or
• Obtained an Associate's (or higher) degree; or
• Must pass the District's Instructional Assistant written examination demonstrating knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness.

Experience:
At least three hundred (300) contact hours paid or voluntary experience with individuals with special needs.

At least one (1) year of experience working with students with health/orthopedic impairments is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
· Basic child development as it relates to students with significant disabilities.
· Special needs of students with severe and multiple health/medical problems.
· Basic strategies and techniques of assisting in the instruction of students who are medically fragile.
· Oral and written communication skills; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
· Basic mathematical skills.
· Basic computer applications/assistive technology.
· Personal hygiene practices; health and safety regulations (including f irst Aid and CPR procedures).
ABILITY TO:
· A ssist teacher in responding to student health emergencies.
· Assist in bathroom routines and feeding.
· Prepare instructional materials and maintain records as directed by teacher.
· Use basic computer applications and assistive technology.
· Assist in lifting students and equipment.
· Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity toward students and their individual differences in terms of abilities, cultures and languages.
· Maintain confidentiality of student records or other sensitive and privileged information in accordance with district, state and federal mandates and other specified legal requirements or policies.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency. Some positions in this classification may be required to utilize a designated second language.

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