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Job Title: Educational Assistant - Media (Temporary Position) Work Year: 153 days – 6 hours per day Department: Learning Services Reports To: Building Principal Salary Range: Educational Assistant Salary Schedule Benefits: Fringe benefits based on Schedule B Status: FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
This is a temporary position for the remainder of 20-21 school year that will end on June 4, 2021
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:
The purpose of the Educational Assistant - Media is to assist in managing a library collection and performs a variety of media center and clerical duties including working with groups of students in developing media skills and assisting with computer lab needs
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Highly Qualified status under ESSA
Pass Work Keys (Reading, Writing and Math) or Praxis test, or
48 Semester Hours of College Coursework, or
Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education
Experience with the District’s Gateway Circulation System
Experience working with the Reading, Renaissance (AR) program
Spanish speaking skills
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of modern office practices and operation of standard office appliances, including desktop computers, typewriters, and copy machines
Ability to perform general office clerical work quickly and efficiently
Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and execute work using independent judgment
Ability to use standard database, spreadsheet and word processing software effectively. Familiarity with mainframe terminal, electronic mail, and other computerized processes
Ability to make math calculations and computations accurately; ability to correctly check in materials
Ability to maintain moderately complicated records, prepare standard reports, and ensure their confidentiality.
Excellent work attitude, with willingness to take responsibility for project completion and implementing initiative in reaching organizational goals
Ability to work cooperatively with others ·Ability to establish and maintain a professional/effective working relationship with all staff, students, parents, city/county officials, and community members
Ability to work under pressure with a multitude of on-going tasks and last-minute deadlines and changes despite frequent interruptions with minimal errors
Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; Ability to answer routine questions
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
Troubleshoot all audio-visual (A/V) equipment.
Know and use Dewey Decimal System.
Catalog books and new equipment.
Repair, cover, and bind damaged books.
Assist students with reference work, selection of books, online reference searches, and computer use in the media center.
Supervise students during library visits.
Prepare materials as requested by teaching staff for instruction.
Process check-ins and check-outs of books, periodicals, and reference materials and audio-visual (A/V) equipment to staff and students before, during and after school.
Process new and donated books, textbooks and other library materials.
Coordinate set-up of special events and book fairs in the library.
Create and manage student library accounts.
Assist students and staff in operation of media center facilities, materials and equipment.
Work with students in groups or individually assisting in the development of media skills.
Maintain circulation records for library books, reference materials, periodicals and textbook depository.
Inventory, order, and stock library supplies.
Assist with collection of fees and billing.
Track over-due and lost books.
Perform general office duties including answering phones, directing calls and taking messages as appropriate, greeting the public, typing, copying, filing, sorting materials, and general correspondence.
Professionally represent the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff, and students and resolve conflict in a professional manner.
Complies with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Attend work regularly and is punctual.
Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Building Principal
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
R – Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day) O – Occasionally (.5 – 2.5 hrs per day)
F – Frequently (2.5 – 5.5 hrs per day) C – Continually (5.5-8 hrsper day)
NA – Not Applicable
Walking (level surface)
Walking (uneven surface)
Crouching (bend at knees)
Stooping (bend at waist)
Repetitive use arms
Repetitive use wrists
Repetitive use hands grasping
Repetitive use hands squeezing
Using foot control
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work is performed in a typical office environment.
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application. Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor) and any other materials requested on the application.
Please note: If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.
Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Aaron Bravo, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).
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Position Type: Full-time
Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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