Teacher Assistant, Special Education

Location
Purcellville, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
IRC27916
Job Title Teacher Assistant, Special Education Location Purcellville, VA, US Organization Name Loudoun Valley High School Department Description Loudoun Valley High School
Brief Description This is work providing instructional support, training, and personal assistance to teachers of students with physical disabilities or intellectual disabilities.

Detailed Description An employee in this assignment is responsible for assisting the teacher by performing instructional duties, preparing classroom materials, supervising student behavior, learning and applying specific behavior management techniques, performing clerical duties, and providing assistance with personal hygiene and physical care as required. The work is performed under the guidance and supervision of the teacher.
Provides individual and group instructional support as assigned by the teacher; assists the teacher by having materials ready; presents activities in any of the following developmental areas: cognitive, speech and language, fine motor, gross motor, social/emotional, and daily living skills; reinforces concepts and practice skills.
* Collects and records student data such as skill practice, seizure occurrences, and toileting
* Provides discipline in the absence of the teacher and maintains consistency with procedures established by the teacher
* Implements behavior modification plans
* Practices individual speech sounds, vocabulary, and syntax objectives with students as directed by the speech therapist; reads to students and asks questions to stimulate language development; presents language activities involving expressive and receptive areas of development
* Supervises learning centers during independent student work and assists students in manipulating materials
* Participates in classroom activities such as discussions and games
* Operates computer and audiovisual equipment such as DVD, data projector, or smartboards
* Performs related work as required

Job Requirements * Graduation from high school and experience as a teacher aide or working with children
* Ability to work under the supervision of the teacher, including following lesson plans prepared by teachers
* Ability to work effectively with individual children and small groups, meeting the instructional objectives as established by the teacher
* Physical ability to lift, position, and assist students as required
* Ability to accept and adapt to the wide differences in student characteristics and abilities
* Ability to operate standard office equipment, learn to operate video equipment, and learn to perform individual medical procedures when necessary
* Good human relations and communications skills; patience and flexibility

Additional Details Classified SalaryScale Level 9
The Loudoun County School Board seeks to cultivate a high performing team of professionals focused on its mission and goals. The School Board values merit and excellence within its workforce and encourages the highest levels of professionalism for all its employees.
The School Board also recognizes and values the diversity of the students and broader community it serves and encourages diversity within its workforce.
The Loudoun County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School Board does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any basis protected by law.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Tel: 571-252-1100
How To Apply To submit an application online, please select "Apply Now"
To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Please be sure to upload the following:
  • Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
  • Resume
Interview Date School Year SY_2020 - 2021 School Year 2020-2021 Job Type Classified Closing Date Contract or Assignment Days/Hours Per Day 184 days / 7 hours Amount of Travel

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