The Substitute Teacher will implement the plans of the designated Teacher according to a classrooms schedule and the behavioral and academic needs of the students served in accordance with the organization's Mission and Core Values, utilizing Person-Centered Practices.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
Provide expertise and direction, as well as problem-solving assistance, for classroom teaching assistant staff.
• Assumes all duties of the classroom Teacher and/or LTA.
• Follows instructions/plans left by the classroom Teacher.
• Ensures there are sufficient supplies in the classroom to carry out lesson plans.
• Maintains normal classroom routines and discipline.
• Spends the entire assignment working with and for the students.
• Reports/communicates/collaborates regularly with classroom Teacher.
• Completes other duties as assigned by the Principal.
Serve as a member of the education team.
• Maintains and tracks daily educational/therapy related data.
• Maintains and documents child specific behavioral supports.
• Completes GERs (general event recordings).
• Responds to codes (i.e. behavioral, code Adam, etc.).
• Attends all relevant building-wide and educational meetings.
Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principle job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of child specific IEPs (individualized education plans) and behavioral supports (if applicable).
• Performs tasks required of the classroom teacher at a high level, and shows ability to communicate effectively with the team.
• Technological competence to use computers and software utilized by the organization.
• Completed or is current on building-wide training related to ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), BLS (Basic Life Support), and agency-approved crisis intervention training.
• Good oral and written communication.
• Ability to collaborate with other professionals and education staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree (or higher) in education or related field. Minimum of two years of experience working with persons with disabilities and/or challenging behaviors is preferred.
This position has contact with children and teachers in the education program. It has been evaluated as a Level 1 in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition of Occupational Exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Level 1: Positions in this category are required to perform tasks which involve exposure to blood, potentially infectious body fluids, or hazardous waste.
Requires a full range of body motion including the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull, eye/hand coordination, and the ability to lift and carry patients weighing in excess of 35 pounds using proper body mechanics. Requires repetitive movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE
• Regulatory Audits and Reviews
• Classroom Environment
• Staff Feedback
• People Supported/Family Feedback
• Special Projects
• Adherence to Mission and Core Values
• Yearly Paraprofessional Evaluation
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