Clarkston WAGrantham Pre-School Self-Contained Assistant

Clarkston WA

Grantham Pre-School Self-Contained Assistant (483)

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TitleGrantham Pre-School Self-Contained Assistant
Posting ID483





Job Title: Pre-School Self Contained Assistant     Reports to:   Building Principal                 


Bargaining Group:   CCA Class 1                             FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


Terms of Employment:        133 days/6 hours per day




High school diploma or GED

Meet ESEA Para-professional Qualifications (72 Quarter Credits from an Accredited College/Univeristy or passing the ETS Test)


Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Minimum computer/technology skills.
  • Ability to handle stress/anger/conflict situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills
  • Enjoys working with students.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Responsible and punctual.
  • Good personal health.
  • Ability to remain flexible to changes in work assignments or situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and the general public.


Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check that meets the required state, federal and Clarkston School District standards.



  • Work experience in related area, preferably in public education environment.
  • Experience in dealing with pre-school age children.


Major Responsibilities and Duties:


  1. Follow district, local, state and federal statutes relevant to a public school environment
  • School District Policy and Procedures
  • Building emergency procedures
  • Complete appropriate reports/documentation as applicable
  1. Maintain an appropriate and legal level of confidentiality of information regarding students, staff and other individuals having business with and access to the school
  • Exhibit ethical behavior at all times
  • Follow confidentiality procedures
  1. Maintain a safe, clean, and organized environment for students and staff
  • Prepare student and classroom materials
  • Clean classroom area and student workspace to include desk, toilet, dishes, laundry and floor
  • Protect against bodily fluid contamination
  • Assist with and instruct students on personal hygiene 
  • Physically assist students with hand and body placement, and cleanup during toileting and toilet training
  • Change soiled/wet garments
  • Contain contaminated garments for transportation home or to washing machine.
  • Guide students through self-cleanup including periodic physical checks
  • Give verbal cues for hygiene needs
  • Prepare foods and feeding students
  1. Dispense and track use of medication as directed by the school nurse
  2. Preparation for assisting with instruction as directed by classroom teacher
  • Implement and assess goals according to Individual Education Plans
  • Prepare, collect and organize daily materials/specific learning tools
  • Chart progress on daily data sheets
  • Learn student special needs
  • Develop/ implement and adapt daily routines/instruction according to student needs
  • Provide assistance with all classroom instruction as directed by the classroom teacher and/or specialists
  • Reinforce and repeat lessons
  • Provide small group instruction
  • Assist and supervise student in specialists’ classrooms and activities as needed
  • Scribe and adapt instruction for all academic areas
  • Read orally to students
  • Assist students physically and verbally in group lessons
  • Model expected classroom behaviors, i.e. singing, dancing, etc.
  • Provide instruction with specialized learning tools
  • Model and maintain appropriate social skills
  • Instruct and assist with daily life skills
  • Apply behavior modification as written on IEP
  1. Supervising and assisting with transportation of students
  • Load and unload students on the bus
  1. Transfer students to and from:  wheelchair to chair, chair to toilet, chair to walker/stander, chair to changing table
  2. Assist/supervise students with transitions for all activities
  3. Maintain positive communication among students, parents and school staff
  • Enhance augmentative communication
  • Check backpacks and clothing for communication
  • Communicate as required

10. Continue job performance enhancement through professional development

  • Participate in appropriate in-service programs/educational opportunities
  • Read and study new or updated job related resources

11. Perform duties with a high degree of courtesy and respect

12. Perform other duties as assigned by the administrator/supervisor


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


Supervisory Responsibilities:           None


Equipment Used:                               Personal computer, printer, copier, intercom


Working Conditions:


Persons holding this position:

Will have occasional evening hours during school functions as assigned

Requirements by Percentage of the Workday


Physical                                                                                                 Environmental

Requirements    0-10%   10-25%    25-50%   50-75%    75-100%      Exposure               0-10%   10-25%    25-50%    50-75%















X   X






























Bending/ Crouching













X   X





Risk of burns/

chemical exposure











Outside elements

(sun, rain, etc.)











Loud (above normal class level)






Lifting weight    0-10%   10-25%    25-50%   50-75%    75-100%              * Machinery

Less than 10#



X   X



Copy machine


















































Math Requirement:                        Basic math, simple fractions such as measurements, ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division without using a calculator.  Calculator use


Language Requirement:                               Ability to give and receive written and spoken instructions

Ability to write simple correspondence

Ability to speak to small groups

Ability to complete reports and correspondence

Reasoning Requirement:              Ability to apply general guidelines to a wide variety of situations with several variables

Think quickly to address situations

Attention to detail is essential


Additional Requirements:            Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds as described in the essential functions section




The Clarkston School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, James Fry, Assistant Superintendent, 1294 Chestnut, Clarkston, WA 99403 (509)758-2531; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Rebecca Lockhart, Executive Director of Student Services, 1294 Chestnut, Clarkston, WA 99403, (509) 758-2531, Please see Board Policy 5010P for information regarding the district's grievance process.

Clarkston School District ensures its programs and activities are readily accessible. Upon request, the district will evaluate access issues and will relocate classes and/or activities as necessary.


Shift TypePart-Time
Salary Range$16.86 - $18.97 / Per Hour
LocationGrantham Elementary

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/10/2017