||Extended School Year-Teacher Aides
||MANDATORY WORK DAYS:
• Mandatory Orientation dates: June 26th-June 29th
• Mandatory Program Dates: July 10th-August 18th
Works under the supervision and direction of the Classroom Teacher and assists the Classroom Teacher in day to day classroom activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Displays sensitivity to cultural diversity of others.
Supervises students throughout the school day while carrying out assigned, individualized, educational and therapeutic programs both within and outside the classroom setting including: necessary lifting; moving; positioning; gross motor; fine motor; range of
motion; therapeutic pool program; self care; communication; therapeutic feeding; cognitive; prevocational; Activities of Daily Living (ADL); Specially Designed Physical Education; behavior management programs; data collection systems; and/or reinforcement
Provides behavioral support for students as assigned, including implementing agency approved emergency physical interventions.
Assists in creating and maintaining a positive educational atmosphere, including the health, medical and safety concerns of the students.
Respectfully interacts with students in an age-appropriate manner, maintaining their right for privacy, dignity, and confidentiality at all times.
Upon completion of structured activities, demonstrates initiative and maintains an effective level of interaction with students during transition.
Handles and utilizes student equipment appropriately.
Assists in the maintenance and care of the classroom, equipment, materials and program activities area.
Observes students’ performance, records relevant data, and provides the classroom teacher with general information and observations concerning students’ needs, behavior and performance.
Effectively and appropriately interacts and communicates with classroom and professional team members while maintaining the integrity of the students, staff and agency.
Assists in the preparation of classroom projects and materials, including setting up and putting away.
Assists the students with individual and small group activities under the direction of Teacher/Designee.
Carries out any other classroom related activities directed by the Teacher, Clinicians, or Designee.
Assists in creating and maintaining positive work relationships.
Respectfully interacts and takes direction from the Teacher, Teacher Aide IIs, Clinicians, Education Supervisor, or Designee.
Politely and appropriately interacts with parents, caregivers, or other visitors to the agency and directs the individual to the appropriate party.
Other duties may be assigned.
||To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Applicant must be able to demonstrate they have achieved a Local/Regents High School diploma or Equivalency Diploma issued by a local school district or State Education Department. This achievement will be verified directly with the issuing entity; and three
(3) to six (6) months related experience is preferred.
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