English Language Development Bilingual (Chinese or Vietnamese Preferred) Instructional Asst., 3 hrs/day (.375 FTE), Part Time
North Clackamas School District Happy Valley Middle School, Southeast King Road, Happy Valley, OR, USA
Oct 16, 2019Part time
English Language Development Bilingual (Chinese or Vietnamese Preferred) Instructional Assistant, 3 hrs/day (.375 FTE), Part Time, Permanent The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. POSITION SUMMARY: The incumbent performs a variety of instructional and classroom support and student supervision duties to assist the school and teachers in instruction, supervision, and education of students, especially with lunch room and recess duties. Initial wage placement according to NCSD/OSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement. CLASSIFIED WAGE SCHEDULE 2019-2020 JOB GROUP - D Step Placement 2 - 9 $17.15 - $24.15 Retirement Plan Contributions North Clackamas School District participates in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS and OPSRP) on behalf of its employees. The district contributes the employer portion; there is also a mandatory employee portion. Upon eligibility, which is defined as working at least six full calendar months in a qualifying position , the employee is required to contribute 6% to their employee portion, via payroll deduction. Part-time employees working at least six months and 600 hours in a calendar year will qualify. SCHEDULE: TBD, depending on department needs WORK CALENDAR: 182 days MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population. High School Degree Successful completion of an Associate's Degree or two years of post-high school education in appropriate and related areas of study. The education requirement may be substituted as the sole discretion of the District by successfully passing the written Educational Testing Service competency examination. May be required to be certified or to become certified in first aid, CPR, and/or operation of defibrillators. Able to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and changing tasks and priorities. Able to assist, console, and manage students who may be emotional, distraught, or frustrated. Able to remain calm, focused and in control when working with students, parents, guardians, and community members who may be difficult and challenging to engage. Able to follow written and verbal direction and take the initiative to seek clarity and take action when needed. Be or become knowledgeable and supportive of classroom management and student discipline procedures. Proficiency in the proper use of the English language to include annunciation, spelling, and syntax to assist and model proper language usage by students. Able to organize work and set priorities for accomplishing work in a timely and effective manner. Able to protect the confidentiality of student information consistent with FERPA requirements and good judgment. Able to work collaboratively and effectively with staff, students, parents, volunteers, and community members. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Skill in the use of office and computer equipment and use standard office software and student information system software. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Degree in an appropriate and related field of study. Two years of experience that demonstrates the ability to work successfully with children in a learning environment. Bilingual and/or bicultural skills in such common languages to the District as Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese (to be determined by the specific position). MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT : 1. Works collaboratively by assisting teachers in assessment, supporting curriculum, student interactions, enforcing safe behaviors, and enhancing social growth of student in the school setting. 2. May work with English Language Learners (ELL) by using English, and a second language if able, to assist ELL students in learning. 3. Provide limited first aid when necessary. Assess injury to determine whether nursing care is needed. Maintain knowledge of students that may have medical concerns to remain aware of potentially dangerous situations for their individual condition. 4. When communicating with students, parents, community members and other staff members exercises discretion and assures protection of student confidentiality consistent with the direction and guidance of staff, administrators, and school/district policies and procedures. 5. Oversees student safety, hallway supervision, etc. Takes steps to intervene when students are not in control, not in the proper location, or may be in dangerous or unsafe situations. 6. Provides instructional support and tutoring to students in large groups, small groups, and one-on-one situations. 7. Documents behavior and progress of students to assist teacher in assessing progress with education plans. Maintain, or assist in maintaining, student weekly progress reports. 8. Perform clerical duties such as making copies, operating office equipment, answering telephones, ordering materials, and record keeping. 9. May provide instructional assistant duties in a large classroom setting (e.g., 50 students) which includes responsibility for student management. Performs other duties as assigned . Please refer to the job descriptions for detailed information. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace. North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law. The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222. For these Title IX inquiries, please contact 503.353.6128. For employment related information, please go to our Human Resources employment page at https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/hr/page/job-opportunities.