The employee reports to the Teacher in accordance with stated policies and procedures. The Teacher’s Aide is a member of the School for Children with Autism.
Provides for safety and security of individuals along with Helping Hand property
Follow Helping Hand procedures when dealing with an emergency situation including calling 911, insuring the safety of the individuals, notifying supervisor
Ensuring safety including conducting emergency drills and other documentation
Maintains assigned space in a clean and orderly manner
Must fulfill all necessary training requirements of the agency
Understands and implement laws, professional standards, Social Security and Public Aid regulations regarding persons with disabilities
Participate as a member of the individuals’ interdisciplinary/educational team and attends all team meetings/staffings as required.
Completes paperwork and documentation as assigned.
Work with the children in the classroom both 1:1 or in groups as assigned by the teacher.
Implement teaching strategies as outlined in the student’s IEP and objectives book as assigned by the teacher.
Work with students providing behavior support
Assist the teacher in preparing the classroom for the next days’ activities by preparing materials, cleaning materials, organizing the room, completing data, writing objectives or other tasks as assigned by the teacher.
Assists with the supervision of students during free-time, including lunch, playground activities, bus duty, etc.;
Presents subject matter to students, utilizing variety of methods and techniques, such as, lecture, discussion, role playing, etc..
Assist in mentoring new Teacher Aides in the classrooms.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Assist the teacher in monitoring and assuring that the student files are kept confidential and accurate.
Maintains records and logs.
Complete additional administrative tasks assigned by teacher
Notifies the teacher of any concerns regarding the student, or information reported by others (bus driver, parent, etc.).
Assists in maintaining open communication with family members..
Communicate regularly with students and teachers;
Establish positive rapport with students;
Guides students in developing positive relationships with peers and adults;
Interact with all of the students in a therapeutic and positive manner.
Bachelor's Degree required
Preferred experience with children and adults w/ intellectual disabilities
Regular, predictable attendance is required.
Able to respond to emergency situations and written correspondence
Basic computer skills.
Knowledge of learning methods, instructional methods and techniques;
Ability to evaluate information against a set of standards
Must be a self-motivator and self-starter
Able to lift 50 lbs; Ablilty to move frequently and quickly
Occasional movement of students by wheelchair or other mechanical devices.
Ability to self-transport to work.
Excellent Interpersonal skills.
Fulfill necessary training requirements of the agency.
About Helping Hand Center
The mission of Helping Hand Center is to assist persons with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through quality programs and services.