Position Title: Behavior Educational Assistant
Primary Location: District Wide
Assignment Specifications: 7 hours per school day; 2022-23 School Year
Group Affiliation/Policy: Educational Assistants
Classification: B-2-2
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Building Principal and direct supervision of a teacher or other certified personnel, the educational assistant is an integral part of the educational team because they provide the support a teacher needs to maximize instructional time. Duties assigned may include, monitoring and escorting students, record keeping, charting monthly activity logs, material preparation, reinforcement or previously taught lessons, and restraints when called for as per an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or student care plan. The Behavior Educational Assistant works with teachers and other support staff to identify and prevent escalated behaviors and increase engagement in the classroom.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of high school level academic skills. Must have demonstrated skills or experience in supervising student behavior and applying consistent consequences for appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, including appropriate physical restraint; adapting lesson plans to the individual needs of students to facilitate their learning and to assist them in meeting any individual learning plans and objectives; applying rules, instructions, and stated policies, procedures, and IEP plans; developing a rapport with children and explaining concepts in a simple and understandable manner.

School District and Program Information: At Winona Area Public Schools, we expect excellence, grounded in compassion, to meet the needs of all learners. WAPS has made a commitment to ingrain the qualities necessary for the perpetuation of a democratic society such as cooperation, inclusivity, multiculturalism, and reflective inquiry in all aspects of our work.

All WAPS Elementary Schools incorporate STEM styled learning, with the intentional infusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into the standards based curriculum, and personalized learning with technology.