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Instructional Assistant

Posted: 12/18/2022

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Job description
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

(may include any of the following) Will assist in instructional activities and supervision of students in a structured (regular education classes) and unstructured (lunchroom, playground, field trips, bus) environment.
Will assist in behavior management strategies and consequences, and may assist with self-help skills (diapering, toilet needs, personal hygiene, feeding GI tube feeding, dressing, etc.), or health care procedures (charting and dispensation of medications, tube feeding, suctioning, etc.).
May work with wheelchair or ambulatory students in small groups or on an individual basis, and may be required to lift or restrain students weighing up to 80 pounds. May transport student(s) in school vans into the community for school-related activities.
Other duties as assigned by the administrator or the classroom teacher.

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to walk a minimum of 2 miles per day.
• Ability to bend, stand, and stoop multiple times per day.
• Ability to place students weighing up to 80 pounds in Crisis Prevention Intervention approved protective holds as defined by Act 125. • Ability to maneuver students weighing up to 180 pounds in wheeled mobility equipment (wheelchair, stroller, etc).
• Ability to position or support an assisted transfer of a student weighing up to 180 pounds.

1. High School diploma or equivalent.
2. Dependable driving and work record a must.
3. Positive and friendly work attitude.
4. Must have DPI Spec. Ed. Program Aide certification or be willing to become certified at your own expense.
5. Red Cross First Aid and CPR certified, or willing to take class.
6. Must be able to work flexible hours.
7. Be knowledgeable and physically capable of lifting/restraining students weighing up to 80 pounds.
8. Ability to get along and communicate well with staff, students, and parents.
9. Good oral and written communication skills.
10. Ability to use computer equipment and other assistive technology devices.
11. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
12. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

The Muskego-Norway School District Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, change of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity), religion, age, pregnancy, disability, national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, use or non-use of lawful products off the District’s premises during non-working hours, declining to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer about religious matters or political matters, or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices. Additionally, the Muskego-Norway School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, and that the school district is required by Title IX and Part 106 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. This extends to student admissions (as applicable) and employment. All inquiries about the application of Title IX and Part 106 to the school district may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinators (Jeff Petersen or Julie Kelly), to the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education or both.
The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or illegal substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District. As a condition of initial and continued employment, the employee shall be a positive role model for students.
The Muskego Norway School District Board is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Muskego Norway School District will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Jeff Petersen or Julie Kelly.

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