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Special Education Teacher Assistant

New York, NY 10022

JOB SUMMARY: 

Responsible for assisting the Special Education Teacher with the educational program of assigned classroom and/or students to facilitate the development and active involvement of the children throughout the school day. We are looking for Assistants for our Manhattan and Bronx locations. This position is 100% on-site and not remote. All candidates MUST be fully vaccinated before application is submitted.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

  • Assist with the implementation of the educational program of assigned classroom and/or students to facilitate the development and active involvement of children in all educational activities. 
  • Follow the lesson plan as designed by the Teacher to meet the individual special needs of each child they’ve been assigned to.
  • Assist with the observation and evaluation of each child as designed by the Teacher and other professionals.
  • Assist the Teacher in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for the children, in accordance with all relevant federal, state, local and agency guidelines.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of the classroom, including cleaning and care of equipment and materials, in accordance with all relevant federal, state, local and agency guidelines.
  • Assist with the embarking and discharging of children from the buses safely.
  • If bi-lingual, translate communications between teachers and families.
  • Actively participate in classroom team meetings.
  • Perform other relevant duties and functions as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum age of 18 years; H.S Diploma or H.S. equivalency required. Associate’s Degree preferred.  
  • NYSED certification as a Teacher Assistant required.  

 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of behavioral management techniques and child development.
  • Able to follow direction.
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Supportive, positive and patient attitude.
  • Good computer skills including using software programs such as Word, Excel, Boardmaker, Google Meet, or Zoom.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing needs within the program and classroom
  • When working onsite, can consistently supervise children outside while exposed to the sun, rain, and/or weather and temperature changes adhering to the playground rules and gym play zones.
  • When working onsite, is able to stand for extended periods.
  • When working onsite, can consistently able to lift children up to 50 pounds from floor to waist height.
  • Consistently able to deal effectively with working closely with children, parents, co-workers, and administration, either in person or remotely.

Details

Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $25500.00 - $30000.00 /per year
Skill Level: Not Applicable
Functions: Administrative, Education, Public Service & Security
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