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Urbandale Community School District Extended School Year (ESY) Special Education Associate [Summer 2024] in Urbandale, Iowa

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION : Provide extended school year services to students.

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(Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Education, Certification/Licensure, Experience, Equipment)

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities :

  • Ability to work with physically impaired and special needs students on a daily basis.

  • Able to react quickly and calmly when an emergency arises.

  • Knowledge of IEP procedures, physical therapy, and occupational therapy programs.

  • Knowledge of how to use assistive devices such as wheelchairs and walkers.

  • Ability to communicate with extreme patience to students with special needs or behavioral problems.

  • Work with individuals towards IEP goals.

  • Ability to explain and participate in daily activities.

  • Must be able to interact in a positive manner with students, faculty, parents, and other staff members.

    Education :

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

    Experience :

  • Some experience with children with special needs preferred.

    Equipment :

  • Office equipments such as cell phone, multi-line phone system, fax machines, copiers, and computers.

  • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs and walkers.


  • Accompany special needs students to classes, lunch, and on extensive community-based outside trips to work on daily living, career, and leisure skills.

  • Provide instructional assistance to students in subjects when needed.

  • Provide assistance in classes such as PE, Home Arts, Computers.

  • Administer physical and/or occupational therapy programs, where appropriate, when trained by classroom and/or education agency therapists.

  • Assist with mobility needs such as repositioning, loading and unloading onto the bus, as well as transporting students around the school.

  • Assist students with self-care needs when appropriate.

  • Attend district seminars and classes as well as professional training.

  • Maintain a reliable attendance record.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Assist with programs the teacher has created for educational purposes.

  • Report incidents of an unusual nature to the teacher and principal.

  • Perform clerical tasks such as making phone calls, filing, and maintaining student records.

  • Maintain student work areas in a neat and orderly manner.

  • Knowledge of emergency procedures for building and classroom.

  • Maintain a reliable attendance record.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • None


  • Satisfactory health as certified by a competent medical authority upon hire.

  • Repetitious bending, lifting, and hand movement.

  • Ability to work while standing, moving and/or walking.

  • Drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free while working.

  • Must be able to see and hear within normal limits with or without corrective lenses or hearing aids.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle used to travel between sites.


  • Majority of work is performed in an office or school setting.

  • Occasional meetings outside the school day.

  • Occasional exposure to body fluids, fumes, noise, and hazardous materials and emergency situations.


  • At-will employee.

  • Letter of Assignment.

  • Per Board Policies and administrative guidelines.

    No student enrolled in the Urbandale Community School District shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the District's programs on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status (for program), ethnic background, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (for employment) or socio-economic background (for program). The policy of the District shall be to provide educational programs and opportunities for students as needed on the basis of individual interests, values, abilities and potential. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district office at 11152 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA or call 515.457.5000. The district's Equity Coordinator is Ms. Stephanie Davis,

Primary Location District

Salary Range $16.79 / Per Hour

Shift Type Part-Time