Teaching Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535266/Teaching AssistantTeaching AssistantLutheran Social Services of New York<p> <b>GENERAL DESCRIPTION:</b><br> The Teaching Assistant is responsible for implementing and then supporting each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom's Special Education Teacher or Common Area Subject Teacher. The Teaching Assistant is also responsible for supervision and management of students both in classroom activities, transitioning around the school complex, at breakfast and lunch, at arrival and dismissal time. </p><p> <b>MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: </b> <ol> <li>Supervise homeroom students at breakfast and lunch each day</li> <li>Assist in a direct way the classroom teacher in his/her preparation, implementation, evaluation and recording of daily lesson plans as directed by the teacher</li> <li>Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus</li> <li>Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the school day</li> <li>Assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the teacher, class social worker or school administrator</li> <li>Actively support the teacher in addressing student behavioral needs</li> <li>Agree to share particular talents and skills to enhance the student's school program</li> <li>Participate in the school's professional development program</li> <li>Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school policies and procedures</li> <li>Assist individual students while in the classroom by moving around the room and being alert to individual student learning styles</li> <li>Assist and supervise students during arrival and dismissal processes</li> <li>Assist in classroom coverage when directed by the school administration</li> <li>Assist the classroom teacher with clerical tasks such as student homework collection and correction, report card assistance, parent contact, incident reporting</li> <li>Attend and be actively involved in student progress meetings as requested and in support of the classroom teacher's efforts</li> <li>Develop a supporting relationship with your students and with their parents and guardians</li> <li>Complete In-Service Training at The New LIFE School</li> </ol> </p><div class="ExternalClass46665A2DFF00472AB480925BF0EE0B83"><p> <b>EDUCATION:</b> <ul> <li>High School Diploma or equivalent</li> <li>NYS Teaching Assistant Certification, Level 1, 2, 3, or obtain within three months of employment</li> </ul> </p><p> <b>EXPERIENCE:</b> <ul> <li>Minimum of 1 year experience working in a school setting or in a community activity involving children and/or adolescents; or</li> <li>Minimum of 1 year experience in a foster care agency, hospital setting or a related human services agency</li> </ul> </p><p> <b>SKILLS & ABILITIES:</b> <ul> <li>Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting and while transitioning around the school complex</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program as presented by the classroom teacher</li> <li>Willingness to be involved in a program of professional development</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to work with students, including students with behavioral challenges</li> </ul> </p></div>

 

 

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