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Teaching Assistant (Full-Time)

Company: Kennedy Day School
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the homeroom Special Educator, the Teaching Assistant aids in the day-to-day operation of the classroom and with the implementation of each homeroom student's Individualized Education Program Plan. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*Assists in Provision Of Special Education Services To Students In Accordance With Individualized Education Program Plans And School Practices.*Implements a daily schedule of events and activities that reflect content, pacing and variety appropriate to identified student needs and skills.Follows scheduled activity plans with students.Uses educational materials with students, safely and effectively, in keeping with established classroom activities and procedures.v Encourages student involvement in activities and decisions related to their learning and conduct.v Provides positive guidance and supports for safety and learning to students in a fair, affirming and dignified manner, consistent with prescribed classroom procedures.Assists students in meeting personal care needs such as toileting, feeding, dressing, and repositioning throughout the school day.Interprets students' needs and other pertinent information from subtle expressions of sound, physical orientation, gesture and facial expression.When fulfilling the role of a one-to-one assistant, additionally focuses attention, as appropriate, on an individual student, in keeping with that student's delineated goals, objectives and instructional profile.Follows procedures and policies set forth by the Hospital and Day School Administration.Helps foster a safe, stimulating, supportive and non-threatening learning atmosphere, maintaining an appropriate balance between freedom and control, and creating a feeling of trust and openness with students.*Demonstrates Care and Responsibility In Endeavors And Communicates Effectively As A Team Member*Communicates constructive and critical information regarding student needs, student performance and school-related activities to the homeroom Special Education Teacher in a professional and timely manner.Assists the Special Educator in organizing classroom space and resources for maximum utility and safety.Assists in proper maintenance of all educational and student personal care materials and equipment.To ensure safety, assists students in disembarking school transportation vehicles and entering school and later in re-boarding vehicles at school dismissal.Applies appropriate judgment in maintaining a safe, healthy and effective learning environment, on the school campus and in the community.Identifies the need for assistance in working with students and appropriately seeks help or advice in a timely fashion.Demonstrates appropriate regard for arrival, departure and appointment schedules.Takes on new assignments and shares responsibilities fairly.Shares ideas and insights with colleagues in a constructive and timely manner and uses other professionals as resources.Lifts and transports students weighing up to 150 pounds, using safe body mechanics.*Strives To Increase Skills As A Member Of The School Faculty *Participates in workshops, conferences and meetings.Fulfills continuing education requirements that may pertain to the position, whether mandated by statute or instituted by Day School Policies.Responds constructively to supervisory direction.Minimum Requirements:Associate's Degree in a related field and relevant experience.Job Type: Full-timePay: $20.00 $27.00 per hourBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Tuition reimbursementSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Monday to FridayEducation:* High school or equivalent (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Kennedy Day School, Weymouth , Teaching Assistant (Full-Time), Other , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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