Under the general direction of the Executive Director and specific supervision of the teacher, this position works with regular education and special education students individually or in groups, following a prescribed course of instruction; assists the teacher in the use of acceptable behavior management techniques; relieves the teacher of routine clerical duties; assists the teacher in the development of materials and teaching aids; and other related work as may be required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Works with regular and special education students individually or in groups; reinforces / follows-up teacher’s lessons as directed; tutors students
- Assists in preparation, organization and maintenance of instructional materials and teaching aids
- May follow teacher’s lesson plans and assist teacher in preparation of plans or develop plans based on teacher’s direction and explanation of students’ needs
- Assists in maintaining positive classroom control; supervises students as required; accompanies students on field trips
- Assists in maintaining a supportive learning environment and atmosphere conducive to student use and education; assists in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly classroom environment
- Performs a variety of routine clerical and record keeping activities such as taking roll, filling out forms and applications, correcting papers, typing and duplicating materials
- Assists teacher in following prescribed course of instruction
- Assists teacher in adherence to educational and behavioral goals and objectives of individual students’ IEPs / IFSPs
- Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with co-workers, administration, students and parents concerning the educational progress of students
- Inventories and requisitions supplies and materials as needed; checks out, orders, processes and maintains books and reference materials from a variety of sources
- Attends staff meetings, workshops / in-services and other meetings as required
- Assists in proctoring and scoring tests, charting student progress and in keeping records and grades
- Assists in the evaluation of instruction and consults with teachers regarding educational and behavioral needs of students
- Assists students in using computers and other audio-visual equipment; supervises students in computer lab settings
- Respects the confidential nature of student records, special education files and school reports
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Ability to substitute for the supervising teacher or for the speech language pathologist when requested as individual licensure and credentials allow
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- A degree, preferably a bachelors degree with eligibility for a substitute credential or a child development permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or SLP-A licensure from the Department of Consumer Affairs
- One year experience working in a school setting
- Familiarity with computers desired
- Behavior management familiarity and experience with special education students preferred
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as CCHAT may find appropriate
- Regular attendance is required
PHYSICAL 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.
- Ability to kneel and pick up 35 pounds
- Ability to stand and bend over students’ desks for long periods of time
- Ability to write using a pen or computer for long periods of time
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Office / classroom environment with moderate noise
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that maybe performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.