Title: EDUCATIONAL AIDE
Reports to: Principal and/or assigned teacher
Job Objectives: Performs a variety of non-teaching classroom support and student personal care services as directed.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
- A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
- Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
- Valid Ohio Department of Education Permit appropriate for the assignment.
- Self-directed and able to learn required skills for the position.
- Ability to assist students with disabilities (e.g., mobility, transferring, positioning, etc.).
- Congenial disposition and strong diplomacy skills.
Note: Appointment may require successful completion of communicable disease, child abuse and neglect, CPR, first aid, and/or behavioral management training.
Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.
- Checks with the teacher for instructions. Works with small groups and/or individual students. Seeks advice when expectations are unclear.
- Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
- Promotes a professional image of the school district. Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
- Helps students with remedial and/or enrichment activities. Reinforces instructional objectives introduced by the teacher. Maintains a positive learning environment.
- Offers help when students ask or their behavior suggests they need assistance. Avoids being intrusive. Solves student concerns discreetly.
- Supports an inclusive educational environment. Helps students with disabilities participate in appropriate peer group activities as directed.
- Assists with student mobility needs. Helps students use assistive and/or augmentative devices.
- Positions students to take full advantage of each learning environment (e.g., line-of-sight, proximity to equipment, height of work surfaces, etc.).
- Follows prescribed medical plans and/or assists students with personal hygiene care (e.g., toileting, catheterization, etc.) as trained by a licensed health care professional.
- Helps feed students. Complies with personal hygiene rules and standard sanitation procedures.
- Actively participates in programmed recreational activities as directed.
- Supervises rest periods when applicable.
- Monitors ill students until a parent/guardian arrives.
- Respects personal privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
- Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety. Does not leave students unsupervised.
- Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.). Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
- Upholds the district’s approved student conduct code.
- Works with the classroom teacher to address persistent behavior problems.
- Supervises non-classroom activities as directed (e.g., arrival/departure, lunch, recess, field trips, library, computer lab, etc.).
- Performs office duties as directed (e.g., attendance, copy machine, etc.).
- Promotes the proper use and care of school property. Reports student discipline problems, vandalism, and other related concerns.
- Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
- Performs clerical work related to classroom activities. Prepares and distributes classroom materials. Maintains records as directed.
- Prepares classroom equipment for use (e.g., computers, media resources, etc.).
- Helps keep program and storage areas orderly (e.g., stores equipment, shelves books, cleans spills, etc.). Sanitizes equipment as directed.
- Participates in parent conferences and other required school events.
- Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
- Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
- Maintains a professional appearance. Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
- Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
- Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.
Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.
- Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
- Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
- Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
- Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
- Completes paperwork accurately. Verifies and correctly enters data.
- Exhibits consistency, resourcefulness, and resilience.
- Exercises tact and self-control when dealing with other individuals.
- Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:
- Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
- Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
- Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
- Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
- Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
- Duties that require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
- Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
- Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
- Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
- Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.
- Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
- Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.
Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.
The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.