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Full Time – Educational Assistant IV – Severe Needs

Bear Canyon Elementary School
Posted: 11/08/2022
Salary/Range: $17.11 - $24.80
9660 Salford Lane, Highlands Ranch CO 80126

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Are you a patient person who loves helping kids? This position could be for you! Our Educational Assistants help out with our special needs kiddos as work on their classroom assignments and interact with other kids. You might work with a student who is on the Autism or Down Syndrome spectrum or a student who is cognitively delayed and needs extra support. It is a highly rewarding position and you will enjoy working with these kiddos. SPECIALIZED TRAINING IS NOT REQUIRED.  Training will be provided to you on the job. Have questions? Call and we can tell you more!


Job Posting Title:

Educational Assistant IV – Severe Needs

Job Description:

Responsible for providing assistance to special education teachers; assists in the instruction, medical, and health needs of special education students; provides some clerical support; may provide assistance with a variety of daily functions such as behavior support as well as life skills instruction; implement daily and long range lessons; assists students with daily functions such as food preparation

Collaborates and consults with special needs team and other specialists. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community members and school clientele.

Experience in an educational environment preferred; verbal and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions; computer skills word processing; database and spreadsheets. The location of this position is based on student need and is subject to change as needed.

• Occasional lifting of forty (40) to seventy (70) pounds
• Frequent bending, standing, sitting, and walking
• Occasional reaching, kneeling, bending, squatting, and standing
• Ability to run short distances

Position Specific Information (if Applicable):


Document health related services in designated Medicaid documentation system for the DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program as assigned.

Support daily and long range lessons and activities under the direction of a certified teacher to meet Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals.

Assist students with daily functions such as food preparation, hand over hand or tube feeding, toileting, etc., as well as life skills instructions.

Collaborate and consult with special needs team and other specialists on various activities, planning, and resource allocations.

May provide assistance in some therapeutic activities as prescribed by therapist and assist in documentation of progress and services.

May be responsible for classroom supervision in the absence of the teacher.

May assist and escort student in bus transference, which may involve lifting children and/or equipment. May provide assistance to students in non-classroom settings.

Communicate with parents and other school personnel as needed.

Respect confidentiality regarding student needs and abilities.

Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.




High School or Equivalent (Required)


Position Type:


Primary Location:

Bear Canyon Elementary

One Year Only (Yes or No):


Scheduled Hours Per Week:




Approx Scheduled Days Per Year:

180 Work Days

Minimum Hire Rate:

$17.11 USD Hourly

Maximum Hire Rate:

$20.96 USD Hourly

Full Salary Range:

$17.11 USD – $24.80 USD Hourly

  • All salary amounts listed above are based on a full-time (1.0) FTE. If applicable, part-time salaries will be prorated according to the assigned FTE.


This position is eligible for health, vision, dental, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), District paid and voluntary additional (supplemental) life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short and long-term disability, critical illness and accident voluntary insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), voluntary 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plan options.

Time Off Plans:

This position is eligible for paid sick and personal time.

This position will be open until filled, but will not be open past:

January 25, 2023

To Apply: