||Teacher Aide I
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.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Ability to read and interpret documents written in English such as student programs, safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, memos, short correspondences, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively through speaking and in writing using English such as routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and
clearly in one on one situations, before groups of students, and/or employees of the agency. Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences in English, while giving full attention to what other people
are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and decimals. Ability to multiply and divide numbers, including by 5’s, 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to
tell time on an analog clock and determine elapsed time.
TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY
Ability to learn and implement agency technology and software, including but not limited to Microsoft® programs and iPad® applications.
Ability to manage practical problems involving a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability
to monitor and assess performance of yourself to make improvements.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of individual differences in ability, personality, interests, learning, and motivation. Must have the ability and temperament to work effectively with students who have multiple disabilities, including behavioral challenges as well as with diverse
staff with varying work styles.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, and grasp; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; run; sit; stoop; kneel; crouch; and crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, including on one or both knees; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds repeatedly and have the strength to resist force for extended periods of time. The employee
must have the ability to quickly move into varying positions and sustain the position for a lengthy amount of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to: wet and/or humid conditions; bodily fluids and waste products; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
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