Ed Assistant McKinney Vento- Temporary 20-21SY - 2 vacancies

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Apr 08, 2021

Job Description

Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: April 12, 2021

FTE: 0.70

Hours per day: 7, 4 days per week

Salary Level: PA3

Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.

Additional Information: This is a temporary position for the 2020-2021 school year only. Last day of assignment will be last student day on June 21 2021.
This position will support students with in-person instruction at two McKinney-Vento learning sites partnered with Metro Parks.

This position provides assistance to the Principal and office staff in assigned school office, classroom, and school building duties; provides support and quality customer service to students, parents, staff, and the public; may also perform routine health room duties.

1. Provides school office assistance; answers telephone and takes messages; files; duplicates materials; sorts mail; types; compiles, collates, and distributes bulletins, meeting minutes, and/or other documents, as assigned for the purpose of providing support and quality customer service.

2. Assists with counter work; greets and answers inquiries from students, parents, staff, and the public; may assist in filling out and completing forms for the purpose of providing quality customer service.

3. Assists in various record keeping activities, as assigned, including attendance, BECCA, free and reduced lunch and school supply inventory for the purpose of providing assistance.

4. May assist in providing outside supervision for playground, lunchroom and crossing guard coverage, as assigned for the purpose of providing support.

5. Assists in contacting parent(s)/guardian(s) by telephone, as needed, for the purpose of providing quality customer service.

6. May assist classroom teachers in the classroom, as assigned, for the purpose of providing assistance.

7. Monitors students entering or leaving the building, between classes, or boarding buses, as assigned and may assist in coordinating bussing for the purpose of providing support and quality customer service.

8. Assists in the care of ill and injured students in accordance with established guidelines, as assigned; may administer medication to students according to school nurse instructions; may assist in maintaining health and supply rooms to ensure cleanliness and proper inventory of materials for the purpose of performing routine health room duties.


1. Maintains and updates knowledge and skills necessary for success in the position by participating in professional development activities, as needed or as assigned; attends building staff meetings; participates in staff development training as needed or as assigned.

2. Maintains supply room inventory; issues supplies, as assigned.

3. Performs related duties as assigned.


Experiences frequent interruptions; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be required to work with and diffuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations; may be exposed to infectious diseases; walks, runs, bends, and squats to attend to ill or injured children; lifts, carries, and positions ill and injured children.

Minimum Qualifications
Other information:

Education and Experience
Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; experience in dealing with children and the public; preferably in an educational setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets Federal and State requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of general office procedures.
Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling and English usage.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.
Skill in providing high quality customer service.
Ability to learn the use of computers and related software applications.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to lift, carry, and position ill and injured children.
Ability to monitor and control student behavior.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural setting.
Ability to function successfully as a team member.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Must possess first aid and CPR certificates prior to beginning employment.
Required to maintain certifications.
Required to have annual training for dispersion of student medications.

Job Locator Number: D24-10

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, lnolan@tacoma.k12.wa.us; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, ehogan1@tacoma.k12.wa.us; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen, efriedr@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake, cake@tacoma.k12.wa.us, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250

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