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Teacher Aide

Teacher Aide

locationLockport, NY 14094, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/23/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Position: Teachers Aide

Position Summary: We are looking for an applicant to help our students throughout the school day. This may included helping them with their work, keeping them on task during class, supporting them in times of frustration and more. Your help will support the classroom team to ensure our students progress toward the goals and objectives outlined in both their Individual Education Plan and the Service Plan.

New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to championing the principles of anti-racism, justice, and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse cultures and backgrounds, for all positions, who will uphold our values and contribute to our mission. We aim to have a leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Pay and benefits
  • Paid school breaks during the school year, plus additional paid time off.
  • Access to life, dental and medical insurance.
  • 401k with up to 3% agency matching.
  • $15.25 - $16.81/hr your first year. Additional raises guaranteed.
  • Great schedule. Earn while they learn Monday - Friday 7:45a - 2:45p.
  • Join our company, where over 30% of our staff have been with us for 10 years or more.

Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills
  • High School diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Teacher Assistant Certification (preferred)
  • Experience with emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students (preferred)

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable human service organization to apply.

Job Description

Job Title: Teacher Aide Department: HGLCS
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY: To aid the Teacher in directing the academic, social, and emotional growth of students so that each student progresses toward the goals and objectives outlined in both the Individual Education Plan and the Service Plan.

1. To aid the classroom Teacher in directing student behavior and activities so that the accomplishment of goals is facilitated.
2. Create a learning climate that is conducive to the student’s intellectual, social, and emotional development.
3. Maintain records of student progress.
4. Work with individual students or groups of students on special instructional projects.
5. Provide information that will assist in the development of appropriate learning experiences.
6. Develop classroom materials.
7. Assist students in the use of available resources.
8. Supervise students as they move between instructional areas.
9. Provide supervision in hallways or lunchroom when necessary.
10. Operate reproduction and other clerical devices.
11. Perform other duties as required by the Principal.
12. Attend Service Plan Reviews if requested by Teacher.
13. Support Campus School wide PBIS Program.
14. Maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and First Aid/CPR certification provided by the agency.
15. Attend all mandatory in-service training and regularly attends supervision meetings. Attends other training and in-services as needed to maintain a level of expertise in the field.
16. Any additional duties assigned by immediate supervisor.

Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills
High School diploma or equivalent.
Teacher Assistant Certification Preferred.
Experience with emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students preferred but not required.

Special – Personal Skills, Qualities, Aptitudes and Physical Requirements
New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions.
1. Ability to work effectively with youth, families, staff and community contacts from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
2. Ability to deal effectively with hostile youth and/or families.
3. Ability to accept supervision and perform as part of a team.
4. Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
5. Ability to interface with people (groups and individuals) and communicate within various mediums (logbooks, E-mail, telephone).
6. Must have a valid driver’s license, adequate auto insurance and meet the criteria for driving set forth in the New Directions Driver’s License policy and Auto Insurance policy.
7. Ability to pass annual physical for Category 3 job classification in accordance with New Directions Employee Health policy.
8. Must comply with Agency safety standards and be responsible for own actions and conduct concerning safety and healthy working conditions.