Sand Springs Public Schools
Position: Virtual Teaching Asst. (2 positions needed)
Location: Virtual Academy
Calendar: 141 days (remainder of FY21 calendar), 5 days a week
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Supervisor: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Virtual Academy, using standardized procedures and administrative office support duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Bilingual preferred
48 Hours College Credit OR Passing Score on Paraprofessional Test High School Diploma or Equivalent Completion of Paraprofessional Training as Required by the OSDE
Provides adult support to small groups of students or one-on-one with an individual student to assist the student in unique educational goals, grade virtual assignments, and assist parents/students with technology questions
Evaluation: Annually by Supervising Teacher and/or Director of Virtual
This is an overview intended for compliance with the ADA – it is not an exhaustive list of the duties to be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of a specific position.
Stand for extended periods; walk; twist at the neck and trunk; bend and reach with hands and arms overhead, above shoulder and horizontally; repetitive use of fingers and hands to grasp and/or operate equipment and demonstrate lessons to students; lift/move up to 50 pounds
Occasional Requirements: Lift/move up to 100 pounds
Visual Requirements: Close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, ability to adjust focus
Hearing/Speaking Requirements: Adequate to exchange information
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Note - these duties vary based upon the individual student needs and individualized education plans.
Typical duties may include:
• Monitors students on district-provided transportation and assist students in getting on or off buses and vans.
• Accompanies students during meals and assist students with getting and eating meals and cleaning up after meals.
• Accompanies students to classes or therapy services, monitors behavior (intervening as needed), and assists with classwork.
• Assists students with motor, balance, social and life skills.
• Possibly assists students with personal care, including dressing, toileting and diapering.
• Monitors students during nap times.
•Cleans and maintains an efficient work area.
• Assists with instruction, errands and copies related to assigned student(s).
• Attends IEP and other meetings and trainings as requested.
• Alerts assigned teacher of concerns related to the student.
• Maintains confidentiality of student information.
• Complies with all federal, state and local laws, and board policies and procedures.
• Utilizes professional behavior in all school-related interactions.
• Assists teacher in monitoring students’ progress toward academic and behavioral IEP goals.
• Reinforces learning in small groups or with an individual student, while the teacher works with other students.
• Assists the teacher in observing, recording and charting behavior.
• Assists the teacher with crisis problems and behavior management.
• Provides one-on-one tutoring if it is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher.
• Scores objective tests and papers and maintains appropriate records for teachers.
• Carries out instructional programs designed by the teacher.
• Works with the teacher to develop classroom schedules.
• Operates and maintains classroom equipment.
• Takes over a class for a short period of time.
• Supervises children in the hallway, lunchroom, and playground.
• Performs all other tasks as the supervisor may assign.
* Other duties as assigned
Morning duties: varies each year, but generally bus duty (waiting on kids to exit the bus and enter the building), car duty (helping kids exit the cars) cafeteria duty (monitoring kids while they eat) gym duty (monitoring kids while they wait for school to start in the gym), (assist students with computer skills), (assist parents with computer skills), and virtual grading
Small group interventions: rotates around throughout various virtual classrooms on a scheduled time to work with small groups or individual students, helps the teacher with anything necessary such as grading, making copies, etc.
Lunch/Recess duties: monitors students as they eat lunch, assists when necessary to open food packages for students, monitors students during breaks, ensuring they are safe and assisting with any conflicts.
Dismissal duties: bus duties (helping to ensure kids board the bus safely), car riders/daycare duty (assisting students when their name is called to load into a car or a daycare vehicle) or assisting with our students that are walkers (ensuring they make it safe across the street)
Also assists with office duties when necessary. This could include: counting money to deposit, tracking students on computers, assisting with medication distribution, answering phones, etc.
Sand Springs Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.