Teacher Assistant, Full Time-CAB Program- Multiple Positions

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Special Education

Description

  • Position Type: Support Staff/Special Education Assistant
     
  • Date Posted: 2/26/2020
     
  • Location:  Channahon District 17
     
  • Date Available: ASAP
 
  • Description:
    Full Time Teacher Assistant 

    Qualifications:
    Professional Educator License with Stipulation: Paraprofessional Educator Endorsement
    Or
    State Approved Paraprofessional (TAS)
    Or
    Professional Educator License: Endorsed in any area
    Or
    Substitute Teaching License

    Application Procedure:
    Apply online
 

SOUTHERN WILL COUNTY COOPERATIVE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION (SOWIC)

Job Description
Teacher Assistant

TITLE: Teacher Assistant
QUALIFICATIONS: Professional Educator License with Stipulation: Paraprofessional

Educator Endorsement
Or
State Approved Paraprofessional (TAS)
Or
Professional Educator License: Endorsed in any area
Or
Substitute Teaching License

REPORTS TO: Classroom Teacher, Itinerant Teacher, Building Principal, Program Administrator.

FUNCTION: To provide instructional assistance to classroom teachers in efforts to facilitate the educational progress and growth of students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Planning and Preparation
1. Check functioning of assistive equipment (e.g. hearing aid batteries, oxygen
tank and tubing, communication devices, etc.).
2. Operate special equipment as trained and directed (program computerized
augmentative devices, braillers, etc.).
3. Make visual aids as directed.
4. Report concerns regarding technology equipment/supportive devices to
appropriate staff in a timely manner.
5. Assist in the preparation of instructional materials.
6. Assist in the construction and/or assembling of bulletin boards or other room
displays.
7. Keep accurate attendance records.
8. Collect, grade or correct student work as directed.
9. Copy, order, arrange, or gather materials as directed.
10. Observe and record student health needs (e.g., food and liquid intake) when
needed.
11. Observe and record data related to student interactions, initiatives, etc.
12. Maintain and organize student data files as directed.

B. Classroom Environment
1. Supervise and assist arrival and departure of students, by meeting buses or
supervising entries, exits and grounds each day.
2. Escort students to various settings throughout the building (from washroom
and/or mainstreamed classes, passing periods, library, therapy sessions, etc.) as
requested.
3. Clean or assist students in cleaning designated areas as assigned.
4. Assist students in restrooms (supervise washroom breaks, changing diapers,
changing briefs, clothing, or personal hygiene ) as needed.
5. Supervise students at breakfast, recess and lunch when requested.
6. Escort, supervise and participate with P.E. duties and activities, as requested.
7. Model, prompt, and reinforce appropriate social behaviors.
8. Facilitate appropriate social interaction among students.
9. Prompt students to utilize given strategies to assist in self-management.
10. Supervise classrooms or small groups, reinforcing appropriate behaviors.
11. Assist in the follow through of planned behavior interventions.
12. Provide students with prompts and cues to utilize specific pro-social skills.
13. Provide physical proximity for students when needed.
14. Transfer, lift, or position students as directed by appropriate professional
personnel.
15. Assist students in using wheelchair, stander, or other mobility devices when
needed.
16. Provide reinforcement utilizing established program models or individual
student plans.
17. Implement special systems/programs following training to assist student with
specific diagnoses (e.g. autism, Tourette, cognitive impairments, vision,
hearing, physical impairments, etc.).
18. Physical management of students.
19. Observe and record student use of adaptive equipment or devices.

C. Instruction
1. Assist teachers with maintaining inclusive, learner-centered environments.
2. Supervise guided or independent practice in classroom or community.
3. Circulate, answering questions or providing assistance as requested.
4. Prompt students in utilizing previously learned strategies to solve problems and
gather information.
5. Facilitate students’ active participation in cooperative learning groups.
6. Read to students, listen to students read, help students select free choice reading
books or appropriate reference resources.
7. Design educational material, instructional aides, and activities to support
learning under the direction of classroom teacher.
8. Under the direction of the teacher, review lessons, reinforce instructional
concepts, and provide drill and practice opportunities with individuals or small
groups of students.
9. Learn, utilize, and reinforce vocabulary appropriate to instructional activities,
student performance, assessment, and program planning.
10. Take notes or scribe for students as directed.
11. Assist students with life-skills based curriculum in school or community.
12. Help students implement and self-manage organization skills.
13. File, summarize, or otherwise organize student work.
14. Assist students with self-help skills as needed.
15. Help facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities into general education
settings.
16. Attend comprehensive planning team meetings when invited or directed to
share information related to student progress, instructional, social or daily living
needs.
17. Conduct self-evaluations of instructional sessions that help to establish goals for
improvement (questions related to establishing rapport, following lesson plans,
utilization of language/explanation students understood, enthusiasm, utilization
of reinforcement techniques, level of encouragement, accurate maintenance of
progress and records).
18. Assist students in using portable keyboards, computers or other devices under
the direction of the teacher, speech pathologist, OT/PT, etc.
19. Monitor the use of supportive equipment (e.g., pencil grips, positioning
equipment).
20. Supervise or assist students using Internet tools.

D. Professional Responsibilities
1. Establish a positive rapport with students, staff, and families.
2. Consult or meet with teacher or other professionals as scheduled or directed.
3. Participate in meetings by contributing information, ideas, and assistance
related to student performance.
4. Engage in positive solution finding steps to resolve areas of concern.
5. Assist teachers in communication with families if and when directed.
6. Consult with supervising staff utilizing appropriate channels.
7. Seek advice, instruction, and direction regarding novel or complex tasks.
8. Provide timely information about students to team members.
9. Refer questions from families or community to the appropriate channels.
10. Maintain composure and model solution-finding in all situations.
11. Respect the legal and human rights of students, their families and school staff.
12. Communicate information to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
13. Maintain confidentiality of all information about students, families, etc.
14. Consult with teacher or other direct supervisor about areas of concern.
15. Request direction, instruction, or guidance for new or unfamiliar tasks.
16. Carry out assigned duties responsibly and in a timely manner.
17. Be prompt and regular in attendance.
18. Abide by school district/building policies, rules and team standards in all areas.
19. Model appropriate hygiene, appearance, interaction, and actions.
20. Provide accurate information about students to team members, discussing confidential school issues only with appropriate personnel.
21. Maintain your own wellness, composure, and emotional stability while working
with students and staff.
22. Work cooperatively and collegially with team members.
23. Be flexible, willing to listen, experiment and make changes when needed.
24. Participate in staff development and school improvement activities in order to
maintain professional growth.
25. Participate in events outside of the regularly scheduled work day such as
orientation, open houses, or conferences
26. Performs other duties as assigned by the SOWIC administration
27. Demonstrate the ability to perform physical tasks associated with job
28. Demonstrate the ability to perform activities that utilize the necessary
technology tools available including web -based data systems.

E. Evaluation
Formal and informal observations and conferences shall occur as needed or
desired by the professional staff member or Executive Director of SOWIC,
Assistant Director, and Program Administrator and shall be an ongoing process.

Posted By

Channahon School District #17

24920 S. Sage Street , Channahon, IL 60410
 

At the following locations

Channahon School District 17

24920 S. Sage Street , Channahon, IL 60410



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$16,746

State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio

19.60

State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students

11%

State Average: 15%

FTE

87

State Average: 246