SPED Teacher Assistant (Grade: 9-12)

Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, TX

  • Industry: Education - Excluding Post Secondary - Teacher, Special Education
  • Type: Full Time
  • $98,275.00 - 78,060.00
position filled
* Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays

* Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom and prepare classroom according to student needs

* Help with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment

* Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports

* Provide orientation and assistance to substitutes teachers

* Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting or positioning

* Assist students with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene

* Assist with classroom curriculum

* Help manage behavior of students which includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student behavior as needed

* Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student's special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs

* Work with individual students or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher

* Help supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom which includes lunchroom, bus and playground duty

* Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students

* Maintain confidentiality

* Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings and special events as assigned

* Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned

* Accredited Senior High School Diploma or equivalent (U.S.A. equivalency), plus one of the following: Associate degree, 48 college credit hours, pass an academic assessment

* Paraprofessional certificate required from State Board of Certification

* Successful completion of a specific training program for teacher assistants or six months of knowledge and skills acquired through work experience preferred

* Demonstrated general knowledge of child growth/development and behavior characteristics

* Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse ethnic groups

* Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills required to meet the goals of the position

* Demonstrated initiative and a willingness to follow verbal and written instructions

* Demonstrated effective communication skills both in oral and written form

* Demonstrated ability to work with children with disabilities
Associated topics: aided education, deaf, dhh, disorder, handicapped, hard, mental health, remedial education, resource room, substance abuse

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