Autism Classroom Teacher Assistant at Veazie Street Elementary School

Providence School District
Providence, RI, US
Closing date
Dec 30, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Elementary Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Autism Teacher, Support Staff, Teaching Assistant / Aide
Grade Level
Elementary School
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Position Type:
Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals/Teachers Assistant

Date Posted:

Veazie Street Elementary

Location: Veazie Street Elementary

Job Description:
The teacher assistant reports directly to the Principal and works under the guidance and supervision of the principal or his designee. The teacher assistant maintains a cooperative staff relationship with all personnel functioning within the educational setting .
Roles & Responsibilities:

The duties of the teacher assistant encompass a broad spectrum and include but are not limited to the following:
1. Participate in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning.
2. Conduct learning exercises that are focused on the student's individual educational goals 1:1 or with small groups of students.
3. Guide students in developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
4. Assist with the supervision of pupils in the classroom, corridors, school yards, lavatories, cafeterias, etc... and on field trips.
5. Alert the teacher to special needs of individual students.
6. Collect and distribute educational materials.
7. With teacher supervision, correct students work and prescribe additional work to remediate student's weaknesses.
8. Operate machines which duplicate or copy information for distribution to pupils.
9. Assist the teacher to meet the many personal and physical needs of the child.
10. Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
11. Utilize the strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis across all educational programming.
12. Maintain and report accurate daily data collection using individualized measurement systems for student's educational and behavioral plans.
13. Assist the teacher in devising and implementing special strategies for reinforcing behavior or academic skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
14. Maintain Crisis Intervention Certification.
15. Must be willing to intervene using appropriate crisis intervention procedures that may include but not limited to physical escorts,prolonged standing and other methods of supporting students.
16. Commit to attend ongoing professional development sessions; such as those offered by RIDE, the Providence School Department, and Local Union 1033.
17. Perform additional teacher assistant duties as requested by the principal, teacher, senior staff or BCBA.
18. Must have the ability to navigate and utilize programs such as Google and other programs that are utilized in the classroom and school.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Associate Degree, or 48 College Credits, or a passing score of 461 on the Para Pro Test.A Certificate of Completion of an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program, in addition to one of the above or a Bachelor's Degree that meets RIDE StandardsPass English Proficiency TestAbility to work with children and to be patient, understanding, and effective in meeting their needs.

Hourly Wage: $16.69-18.29
Health and Union Benefits

Must complete all compliance videos prior to first day of work

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check.
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