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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF

 

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT

 

POSITION: CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

 

DEFINITION:

 

Classroom Assistants assist the Classroom Teacher in providing

the physical and instructional needs of students with additional

needs in the classroom. They assist in the design and

preparation of instructional materials and in planning and

implementing various functional activities. They provide direct

supervision and monitoring of students and work on an

individual or small group basis.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

High School diploma or higher degree.

Communicates competently in American Sign Language.

Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team.

Prior experience working with children preferred.

Ability to accept and constructively use feedback and

suggestions regarding job responsibilities and performance.

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Classroom Teacher or Department Supervisor

 

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Meets department standards for attendance and arrival.

Complies with school policies and procedures.

Assists teacher in preparation of instructional materials and classroom visuals for student and

instructor use.

Conducts instructional exercises assigned by the teacher; works with individuals or small

groups, adapting to students’ individual, medical, physical, communicative, instructional and

emotional needs.

Participates in direct service planning and lesson planning with Classroom Teacher and/or in a

team approach.

Informs the teacher of special needs that arise or problems with individual students.

Participates with student data collection, documentation, and interpretation.

Helps with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment.

Assumes responsibility for the supervision and instruction of students in the absence of the

classroom teacher.

Assists students with physical disabilities according to their physical and/or medical needs.

Assists student, as needed, with personal needs that may include feeding, toileting and

personal hygiene.

May be delegated medication administration or certain medical procedure responsibilities.

Escorts and monitors students to and from the classroom and other various activities (lunch,

therapies, etc.).

Implements behavior management plans for individual students under the direction of the

teacher.

Maintains confidentiality.

Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with The Learning Center’s policy.

Contribute to the growth and development of employees and the department through active

participation in staff development activities and meetings.

Perform other tasks as assigned by the Classroom Teacher.

 

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will

 

be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity

 

Employer.