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Teacher Assistant

Company: Villa of Hope
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Teacher Assistant DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Education SUPERVISOR: Director of Education JOB SUMMARY:Under the general direction of the Principal of the Campus school, the 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/staff related materials/records.* Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing positive working relationships, rules and procedures* Supervises, escorts, and transports students throughout the entire day and after school when needed* Provides coverage for teacher absence in the classroom and in "specials" area* 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, weekly progress notes, planning conference and team reports and other written records* Uses relevant technology to support instruction* Attends staff meetings and in-service training as required by supervisor* Plans extra-curricular activities for students (seasonal events, field trips, etc.)* 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)* Evaluates and records the academic programs and status of each student* Works with Teachers in evaluating & 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.POSITION SPECIFICS:Education:* High School Diploma or GED required. Associate's degree in Education or Liberal Arts preferred* Teaching Assistant certification is required at the end of the first year of employmentExperience:* Relevant experience working with youthOther:* Valid NYS Driver's license preferredSkills:* Self-Motivated* Strong verbal and writing skills* Attention to detail* Problem-solving* Aware and able to use current technology within the classroom* Must be flexible & adaptable, have patience and resiliency to deal with the sudden crisis and deviation from work plans and schedulesPhysical Demands: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. COMPETENCIES: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.Villa of Hope is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

Keywords: Villa of Hope, Rochester , Teacher Assistant, Other , Rochester, New York

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