Teacher Assistant, Crossroads Center for Children

Posted: 03/21/18 | SHARE:

Description:

A teacher assistant must be able to consistently and successfully perform all essential functions of the position. All positions follow a school calendar.

  1. Perform practices consistent with Crossroads Center for Children's instructional philosophy.
  2. Assist in development and implementation of behavior plan(s). 
  3. Participate in data collection and charting systems.
  4. Assist in the organization, presentation and function of the classroom.
  5. Participate in relevant meetings.
  6. Under the direction of the Special Education Teacher, implement programs aimed at assuring the mandates of each child's IEP are fulfilled.
  7. Assist related services staff in the generalization of skills.
  8. Maintain the safety and well-being of all children in care.
  9. Participate in reasearch related activities.
  10. Maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times.
  11. Assure that professional responsibilities are fulfilled.
  12. Perform any other duties as requested by your suervisor.
STANDARDS FOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Perform practices consistent with Crossroads Center for Children’s instructional philosophy.
  • Only recommend treatments and strategies that have empirical support for their effectiveness.
  • Utilize strategies and techniques based on the philosophy of applied behavior analysis consistently throughout the day.
  • Actively participate in the establishment of a positive, functional classroom behavior management system.
  • Actively participate in establishing and implementing individual behavior management plans for any student requiring individual attention in this area.
  • Utilize the established plan(s) and monitoring system consistently.
  • Collect data on educational goals as well as target behaviors.
  • Assist in graphing this data and relaying the information to the Behavior Analyst.
  • Assist with the administration of standardized assessments as requested.
  • Secure appropriate forms and supplies.
  • Assemble program binders for children.
  • Collect daily data on individual student performance.
  • Assist in completing daily communication notes.
  • Assist in preparing for daily classroom activities (prepare materials, etc.).
  • Assist in toilet training programs and diapering of children.
  • Assist in cleaning/tidying the classroom toys and equipment.
  • Facilitate the daily schedule.
  • Perform clerical functions including assembly of files, filing, copying, etc.
  • Attend staff meetings, analysis meetings, and consistency trainings as scheduled.
  • Utilize listed adapted equipment and modifications.
  • Deliver/assist in the delivery of established lessons to address IEP objectives.
  • Immediately report any pertinent student/family and service information to the teacher.
  • Follow any specialized instructions mandated by the IEP.
  • Assist in the socialization and integration of typically developing peers with diagnosed students.
  • Follow established therapy schedules within the school day routine.
  • Assist and consult with the classroom team and fellow support service staff, modeling techniques and methods appropriate for maintenance and carryover of skills for individual students.
  • Always keep children within view and monitor them closely.
  • Perform toileting requirements as needed.
  • Monitor children during low frequency events such as field trips, family event days, graduation, etc.
  • Clean and sanitize toys and equipment periodically.
  • Collaborate with staff members to develop research projects.
  • Collect data and perform literature reviews on research project topics.
  • Present information gathered at state, national and local conferences/workshops
  • Maintain all professional certificates and complete required courses if needed.
  • Serve as a mandated reporter.
  • Attend workshops or conferences for professional development.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality for all students and employees.
  1. Assist in development and implementation of behavior plan(s).
  1. Participate in data collection and charting systems.
  1. Assist in the organization, presentation and function of the classroom.
  1. Participate in relevant meetings.
  1. Under the direction of the Special Education Teacher, implement programs aimed at assuring the mandates of each child’s IEP are fulfilled.
  1. Assist related service staff in the generalization of skills.
  1. Maintain the safety and well-being of all children in care.
  1. Participate in research related activities.
  1. Maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times.
  2. Assure that professional responsibilities are fulfilled.
  1. Perform any other duties as requested by your supervisor(s).

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of position skill and/or ability required.

  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, etc.: Attain a NYS teaching certificate (teaching assistant or other NYS acknowledged teaching certificate). Maintain certification status.

  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Command of the English language exhibiting the ability to verbally communicate, read and interpret general education periodicals/professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations; write and comprehend routine instruction, short correspondence, reports, etc. Ability to effectively present information in one-to-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the organization, etc.

  • OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Additional Information

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

  • sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • have full usage of sensory abilities (vision, hearing, speech, tactile senses)
  • perform bodily movements without restriction, with full use of all limbs
  • ability to successfully apply crisis prevention and intervention procedures appropriately for all children participating in programs as needed.

To Apply

Submit your resume and any other documents you wish to share to Jennifer Sandshaw MS-Ed,

Educational Supervisor,  JenniferS@Crossroadcenter.org

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