Teacher Assistant I TEAM UP (#287127)
The Teacher Assistant II class requires additional intensive training beyond what is necessary for a Teacher Aide - Special Education class in the areas of student data collection, communication strategies, severe behaviors, and positive behavior management for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally, the Teacher Assistant - Special Education class independently prepares materials; implements behaviorally based instructions; develops lesson outlines and detailed computer generated instructional materials; conducts screenings; independently provides vocational training in the community on a daily basis; independently prepares graphs, charts, and behavioral analysis data; actively participates in student IEP 's; possesses in-depth knowledge in communication; and extensively modifies and adapts the general education curriculum.
The Teacher Assistant I & II class differs from the Teacher Assistant (Severely Mentally and Physically Challenged) class in that the primary emphasis of the latter is providing functional skills, life skills and living skills training and attendant services instead of academic instructional assistance.
Assists teaching staff in a variety of classroom and related areas; assists in preparing lesson outlines and plans in assigned areas; assists in planning, preparing and developing various teaching aids; presents subject matter to students utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques within traditional and/or non-traditional educational settings; assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments; presents or reinforces learning concepts; prepares, administers and grades examinations and homework assignments; observes progress and problem areas of students for referral to the classroom teacher; confers with classroom teacher and parent on progress of students; prepares classrooms and audio-visual equipment for use; orders supplies and equipment; maintains classroom bulletin boards; distributes and collects teaching materials; assists in maintaining student discipline and order on the playgrounds, in lunchroom, school halls, library and study halls; operates standard office equipment.