One to one Teacher Assistant for substantially separate program

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North Adams Public Schools
10 Main Street, Second Floor
NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247

Phone:(413)776-1458
Fax:(413)776-1685
Website: napsk12.org

Company Description:
The mission of the North Adams Public Schools is to provide all students with the values, knowledge, and skills needed to reach their full potential, with the ultimate goal of becoming lifelong learners and productive members of the 21st Century. As a district, we are committed to providing a safe environment in which all individuals embrace the core values of diversity, inclusiveness, shared community responsibility, breadth of learning, and continuous growth and improvement.

One to one Teacher Assistant for substantially separate program
$15.05 Per Hour
North Adams
Full Time
Education/Training
High School or Equivalent
Required

Nice to have
48 or more credits are required or applicant must pass ParaPro exam. Willingness to participate in in-service training and opportunities offered by the district.

Position is for 6 hours per day 5 days per week and is for the school year only.

Job Goal:To assist in providing a classroom environment where all students, including those with special needs, can learn and participate as fully as possible.

Supervision:Reports to the Building Principal and the Director of Student Support Services.

Performance Responsibilities:

1.Work with individuals and small groups of students on all aspects of their curriculum, under the teacher’s direction.
2.Supervise and guide small and large group instruction, as set up by the teacher.
3.Assist individual children in need of special attention or programming, as requested.
4.Assist the teacher with non-instructional classroom duties, such as supervising classroom routines or preparing materials.
5.To assist with non-instructional activities such as supervision of lunchroom, assemblies, field trips, etc.
6.Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of teachers.
7.Perform related duties as requested by the classroom teacher, special education support teacher, and/or building principal.
8.Teacher assistant may be reassigned as needed.
REQUIREMENTS:
-Collaborate with teachers and administrators to provide a highly structured approach to behavioral management.
-Work with students to reduce behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, property destruction, disruption.
-Use strategies provided by the BCBA to instruct student in accordance with Individualized Education Programs
-Work with teachers and other support staff to implement elements of student behavior intervention plans
Preferred:
-Experience working with students that have moderate to severe social emotional and behavioral disabilities
-Experience working 1:1 with a student in a classroom setting
-Restraint training certified

Required:High School diploma or equivalent required. Must possess experience and demonstrate an aptitude for working with youth. 48 or more credits are required or applicant must pass ParaPro exam. Willingness to participate in in-service training and opportunities offered by the district.

Preferred: Additional training or education.

Physical Requirements:The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines.

Environmental Conditions: The occupant is required to work indoors. The regular chemical solvents are toners, inks, and cleaning fluids.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

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