Job Description


CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Health Assistant - Personal


Provide for the health and safety needs of students. Assist special education teachers with individualized
instruction, specifically targeting the unique health and safety needs of an individual student.


1. Education and/or experience equivalent to High School Diploma or GED
2. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
3. Three years training and/or experience working in the medical field (preferred)
4. Three (3) years of experience working with special needs children (preferred)
5. Ability to obtain certification in Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention, CPR, and First Aid
6. Special training in the use of medical and/or adaptive equipment (may be required upon hire)
7. Current AZ DHS certification as a hearing screener, or ability to attend class to obtain certification
upon hire

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)


? Provide for the health and safety needs of assigned student, including medication administration,
medical procedures, monitoring health needs, and documentation of health care.
? Complete relevant district trainings for supporting students with specific health conditions.
? Assist teacher in meeting individualized educational plan (I.E.P.) goals.
? Assist and accompany student for inclusion in regular classroom.
? Aid student with hygiene, including changing diapers and assisting with toilet training.
? Provide a safe environment for students in which to learn.
? Works with students on a variety of subjects or in one-on-one or small group instruction.
? Monitor and supervise students in classroom, playground and cafeteria settings.
? Assist in administering District and State tests.
? Attend educational training as required.
? Provide support to health offices when needed.
? May in the absence of student, assist school nurse in administering first aid.
? May in the absence of student, assess injuries and illnesses according to district guidelines and
school nurse consultation.
? Follow appropriate universal precautions to prevent the spread of diseases.
? May in absence of student, contact parents to update immunization and emergency information.
? May in the absence of student, assist with scheduling and conducting health, vision and hearing
screenings; record screening results.
? May in the absence of student monitor students in health office; administer medications,
communicate appropriately with students, parent and teachers.
? May in the absence of student answer phones, take messages and greet students, staff and
parents at the health office. ? May in the absence of student, assist with hearing and vision screenings at different schools within
the District.
? Maintain confidentiality at all times.
? Attend meetings as required.
? Perform other duties as assigned.


? Knowledge of district policies and procedures affecting assigned work
? Knowledge of standard office practices and principles
? Knowledge of basic medical terminology
? Knowledge of special education student needs
? Knowledge of District policies and procedures affecting assigned work
? Skill utilizing a personal computer and related software
? Skill using a variety of office equipment
? Skill communicating verbally and in writing
? Skill working with special education students
? Skill assisting teachers with student learning
? Skill monitoring and assisting students
? Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill communicating orally and in writing
? Skill utilizing classroom supplies and equipment
? Skill in maintaining confidential files and records
? Skill in administering tests
? Ability to obtain and maintain Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), CPR and First Aid certification
? Ability to obtain and/or maintain AZ DHS hearing screener certification
? Ability to work with culturally diverse students


Potential exposure to infectious disease
Generally an indoor classroom setting
Position is exposed to infectious disease
Exposure to outside elements


Repetitive motion and eye strain through extensive utilization of computer hardware and software
Bending, stooping and standing
May be required to lift up to 50lbs to assist students
May be required to lift, transport, and set up hearing and vision screening equipment and supplies with
possible combined weight of 25 pounds
May need to lift and carry laptop computer

WORK YEAR: 189 Days

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Elementary/Middle School


REPORTS TO: Principal and/or School Nurse

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation


PREPARED: March 2000

REVISED: October 2022

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