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SCHOOL HEALTH ATTENDANT
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for assisting in the care of handicapped and/or special education children attending school. An employee in this class performs work under direct supervision, in accordance with established policy and routine. This position requires the ability to lift students. The employee may also be responsible to administer simple treatments and to perform routine clerical tasks when not assisting with the children. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Lifts students in and out of wheelchairs; lifts students on to stretchers; loads and unloads handicapped children from busses cars or vans.
Assists in the toileting of handicapped children by taking to the toilet, changing and cleaning.
Assists in dressing and undressing of children including removing outer garments, rain gear, dressing for swimming classes, and changing clothing as needed.
Performs simple, routine clerical tasks when free from other tasks and responsibilities, which may include filing, making notes to charts, and simple unskilled typing tasks.
Performs minor cleaning tasks.
May assist in the physical therapy treatment of handicapped children by performing the very routine tasks such as lifting and adjusting braces and crutches.
May assist in getting materials ready for activities and in their set up.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of the materials and processes involved in moving, clothing and caring for children with handicapping conditions.
Ability to lift and move children with handicapping conditions.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to get along well with children with handicapping conditions.
Strength and agility.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.