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Senior Teacher Assistant

Company: Villa of Hope
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Senior Teacher Assistant DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Education SUPERVISOR: Director of Education JOB SUMMARY:Under the general direction of the Principal of the Campus school, the Senior Teacher Assistant assists the classroom teacher in the instruction of the students; Carries out all job responsibilities with fidelity and accountability to the Agency's Mission, Vision, Values, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Plan. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Exercises full compliance with the Agency's Code of Conduct, all Agency policies and procedures and Federal and State laws and regulations.* Maintains confidentiality and security for all client and staff related materials and/or records.* Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing positive working relationships, rules and procedures.* Supervises, escorts, and transitions students throughout the entire day and after school when needed.* Maintains productive learning environment within the classroom.* Maintains current knowledge in special education field.* Assists in the development of appropriate curriculum for subject area(s).* Assists in the preparation of IEP's, report cards, transcripts, daily logs and weekly progress notes, planning conference and team reports and other written records.* Uses relevant technology to support instruction.* Performs duties of a substitute teacher and/or tutor when assigned.* Attends staff meetings and in-service training as required by supervisor.* Plans extra-curricular activities for students (seasonal events, plays, field trips, etc.)* Pursues professional development opportunities toward higher levels of training and/or additional certifications from the Education & Certification Qualifications list.* Demonstrates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity towards students and staff through respect and understanding achieved through training and Agency cultural activities.* Assists in the instruction of students, including planning, evaluating, and providing direct instruction under the direction of the classroom teacher.* Assists in the preparation of lesson plans and instructional material with attention to NYS curriculum and the individual needs of students (each student's IEP).(growth and change, open communication, social responsibility) Evaluates and records the academic programs and status of each student.* Works with the classroom teacher in evaluating and recommending instructional materials.* Works with the classroom teacher to insure recording attendance each period as required by NYS Education department.* Maintains awareness of current treatment plans of students in his/her class and is perceptive of the impact that relationships and activities may have on treatment plan objectives and reports these observations to the treatment team.* Attends planning and review conferences regarding students in class when possible.* Communicates regularly and effectively with classroom teacher and program personnel those daily events that have relevance to the individual student's plan.* Communicates with student's parents when needed.* Maintains contact with outside agencies and employers when students are involved in jobs, vocational experiences, etc.* Provides leadership through training, coaching, and mentorship to other TeacherAssistants in the school. * Assists program administration in supporting and monitoring compliance with policiesand procedures and consistency in practices among Teacher Assistants. * Fulfills all legal requirements as a Mandated Reporter under NYS law and professional ethical standards.* Additional similar duties as assigned by Supervisor.COMPTENCIES:Leading Self * Character and Courage (Integrity and Trust)-* Do the right thing, because it is the right thing, even when no one is looking. Truth to Power.* Customer Focus* Build positive relationships through communication and collaborative problem solving.* Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Justice and Equity* Believe in the dignity and humanity of all people to reach their full potential.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Associate's degree and a minimum of two years of experience working in a classroom or other therapeutic environment/residential setting with adolescents is required. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or Education are preferred plus one or more of the following: * NYS Teacher Certificate* Pending NYS Teacher Certificate* NYS Teacher Assistant CertificateSPECIAL SKILLS:Able to use current technology within the classroom. Must have flexibility, patience, and resiliency to deal with sudden crisis and deviation from work plans and schedules. Valid NYS driver's license preferred. Cornell Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certified trainer preferred. Self-motived, strong verbal and writing skills, attention to detail, problem-solving, flexible and adaptable. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: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 functions. The following lists physical demands an employee will perform on a regular basis: standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing; Must be able to perform a variety of tasks, climb stairs, move throughout the building , work cooperatively in a team environment and quickly respond to emergencies.Position requires that the employee must be able to restrain clients utilizing Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques. Position may also require employee to transport clients utilizing an agency vehicle. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training: the ability to drop repeatedly to knees, twist and turn, exert oneself physically at an intense level, and support another adult's weight.

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