1:1 Teacher Assistant - Early Childhood Program
Title or Position: 1:1 Teacher Assistant- Early Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Teacher Assistant supports the NSSED supports the NSSED mission and is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. The Teacher Assistant strives to achieve the NSSED vision to be a national leader and highly valued partner with a courageous commitment to inclusive communities that equally value all people and inspire them to be active participants in our world.
The teacher assistant’s primary role is to assist in all aspects of the daily instructional program for special education students. The teacher assistant may be responsible for small group instruction under the direct supervision of the teacher or other person designated by NSSED to direct or supervise teacher assistants.
The teacher assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a child’s IEP in all curricula activities that include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed.
- Proficient communication skills
- Effective collaborative problem-solving ability
- Engages in continuous professional improvement
- Possesses job specific skills required to meet essential job functions
- Assist the teacher in the preparation of materials.
- Work and support a student directly in all aspects of their day including any educational or physical supports they may need.
- Conduct individual and small group instruction under the direction of the teacher.
- Assist in behavior management under the direction of the teacher.
- Assist in toileting and feeding under the direction of the teacher. This may include the need to physically assist in keeping a child safe using CPI strategies.
- Participate in team planning meetings, staffings, and parent conferences as requested by the teacher.
- Participate in inservice programs and professional meetings as requested by the teacher.
- Participate in community and vocational instruction within or outside the school facility not to exceed 80% of their working time.
- Lift students who weigh over 50 pounds.
- Assist in physical restraint of students for safety of students and others. This may include the need to physically assist in keeping a child safe using CPI strategies.
- Work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and support personnel to improve services for students.
- Any significant change of job duties shall be subject to impact bargaining and shall be considered temporary until such bargaining is completed.
- Perform such other duties and services under the teacher’s direction as may be related to the smooth functioning of NSSED.
High School Diploma
State Paraprofessional Approval or Substitute License