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Teaching Assistant

Company: Arlington (Massachusetts) Public Schools
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Arlington, MA 02476
Job Description
POSITION: TEACHING ASSISTANT
JOB GOAL: The Teaching Assistant will support general and special educators by working with students in general education and special education settings to enable them to access the curriculum.
Qualifications

  • Associates Degree Required; Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to coordinate with and work as a member of a team that includes Principal, Classroom Teacher, Special Educators, other building staff, related service personnel, clinicians and parents
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    Performance Responsibilities
    • Assists with classroom management in substantially separate and/or inclusion classroom
    • Implements behavior management plans as written
    • Assists with crisis management plans, including physical management per behavior management protocols when required
    • Establishes emotionally supportive rapport with students
    • Travels to general education classes with students as needed
    • Accurately implements content, instructional and performance modifications as designed by the classroom teacher
    • Ensures information is shared between teachers when assistant is primary support person or other organizational meetings, as well as professional development as determined by principal and or special education department
    • Greets students upon arrival to school, assists with student dismissal and debriefs with teacher at the end of the day
    • Assist student with toileting and hygiene at younger grade levels and some special programs
    • Performs other duties as delineated by teacher or other supervisor
      TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 183 Days
      REPORTS TO: Special Education Coordinators and Building Principals
      SALARY/BENEFITS: According to paraprofessional contract. Eligible for benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance and Town of Arlington Retirement System.
      The Arlington Public Schools are committed to creating an inclusive and safe learning and working environment that reflects a diversity of perspectives, values, and experiences. We welcome staff who are aware of the role that bias and prejudice play in society, are creative and willing to try new approaches, and are reflective about their daily practice. We are looking for candidates who welcome a challenge, are eager to collaborate and contribute to the success of students, are ready to engage in two-way partnership with families, and who will contribute their diverse talents to the organization as a whole.

Keywords: Arlington (Massachusetts) Public Schools, Arlington , Teaching Assistant, Other , Arlington, Massachusetts

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