Teacher Aide - Academy of St. Louis
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Teacher Assistant
Job Location: Academy of St. Louis
Beginning: Aug 14, 2024
Deadline: Aug 06, 2024**
District: Academy of St. Louis
Manchester, MO 63021
Telephone: 636-534-5099
Job Description:
The Special Education Teacher Assistant assists students in the classroom and those needing support, such as escorting and preventing self-injury.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Special Education Teacher Assistant / Behavior Technician
1. Becomes familiar with the teaching procedures used by the Teacher, his/her schedule of activities, the continuity of academic progression, and the materials and equipment available.
2. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
3. Assists the teacher in devising strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
4. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teachers.
5. Provides escort and assistance to students as necessary throughout a variety of school and community settings.
6. Checks students’ work, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
7. Assists with large group activities such as reading, science, history, lunch and break times.
8. Assists the teacher in maintaining work and preparing work and study areas, equipment, materials and facilities.
9. Assists the student(s) assigned to him/her in such physical tasks, if necessary, as putting on and taking off outerwear, moving from room to room, using the lavatory, transitioning, etc.
10. Operates teaching aids, i.e., computers, iPads, Smart Boards, etc.
11. Substitutes for teachers when needed.
12. Alerts the teacher or administration to any problem or special information about an individual student.
13. Supervises and engages with students during break periods.
14. Assists with clerical responsibilities of the teacher or administration before and after school, preferably not during school hours.
15. Participate in workshops, in-service training, and team meetings.
16. Assists teachers in dealing with students who have challenging behaviors.
17. Assists the teacher in maintaining an environment conducive to learning.
18. Observe, record, and follow the management plan established by the teacher.
19. Assists and manages students in the classroom, cafeteria, at breaks, and all related activities as directed by policy.
20. Assists in preparing teaching materials during the school day as directed by the teacher.
21. In the classroom, the assistant reports to the teacher concerning the students’ programs and related activities.
22. Become educated and be able to implement the Heather Forbes methodology of behavior management.
23. Understands and can use Google Drive, Mail, and Calendar.

Education and/or experience
Sixty hours of college credit is preferable. Experience working with children is required.

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