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Health and Nutrition Educational Assistant - NSP - Lionsgate Academy

Posted on 5/17/2017 2:40:25 PM

Listing expires 6/14/2017

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Date of Availability: 08/21/2017

POSITION TITLE:  Educational Assistant / Health Coordinator / Food and Nutrition

POSITION STATUS:  Non-exempt

DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Site Director

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

DUTY DAYS: 187


POSITION PURPOSE
To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, other team members, families, students and community members  in providing support to employees and students in the AIM and Lynx programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Daily scheduling of available staff to meet student needs across programs.

  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment to support student needs.

  • Provide direct behavioral and educational support to students, as needed, across both programs.

  • Coordinate transportation needs for both programs to include scheduling LGA Type III Vehicles and external transportation.

Health Coordinator

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive health records.

  • Follow appropriate school and health policies and procedures.

  • Daily medication administration and management.

  • Analyze potential student and employee ailments and follow policy/protocols for interventions. (ex: need to go home, administer Tylenol, rest etc).

  • Document actions  appropriately with use of personal and school wide systems.

  • Participate in staff meetings, training programs and/or conferences designed to promote professional development.Including health trainings such as seizure training, first aid, medication administration, concussion, etc.

  • Collaborate with case managers and under the supervision of the licensed school nurse to ensure dignity of activities of daily living performed at school. Along with assisting in student activities of daily living when necessary and appropriate as directed in student plan.

  • Effective communication with staff and families regarding the student medical history, incident reporting (mandated reporting), and student health needs.

  • Coordinate coverage of health office/duties when unavailable.

Food and Nutrition, under the direction of the Special Education Nutrition Coordinator

  • Executes duties related to serving lunch to Lynx students and maintaining Lynx kitchen, as documented in Lynx Food Service Procedures

  • Completes other duties, as assigned, related to Food and Nutrition, including but not limited to:

    • Participating in staff meetings, training programs and/or conferences designed to promote professional development, including those required by MDE.

OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Other job-related duties as assigned by Site Director.

  • Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written communication with all individuals.

  • Regular, prompt attendance.

  • Ability to drive school owned vehicles.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching during the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL DEMANDS
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform complex or varied tasks, relate to others, make decisions, and communicate effectively orally and in written form.

COMPETENCIES
Communicates in a friendly and collaborative manner
Ability to prioritize daily administrative needs
Shows sensitivity to the diversity of student and family needs
Understands and practices data privacy/confidentiality
Ability to positively advocate for needs (ex: communicating more efficient systems and methods)
Special Education due process knowledge and/or willingness to learn special education due process requirements and systems

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification or currently enrolled in program for certification
2 year degree or a minimum of 60 college credits OR successful completion of the ParaPro exam
Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete the required job tasks
Experience working in a school or long-term care setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Knowledge and experience working with students on the autism spectrum
One year previous experience working in a middle school or high school setting
One year previous experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant

This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.
 

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