Job Description Job Summary: Under general supervision, the primary purpose of this position is to assist the teacher in implementing daily activities for students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Summary: Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Assist the teacher in implementing daily activities for special education students to meet IFSP/IEP goals while providing a safe, positive and stimulating learning environment. Perform various routine procedures such as maintaining a clean classroom, positioning, diapering and feeding the students. Maintain administrative duties including necessary records on students. Ensure that the students are engaged and supervised at all times; interact with the students in a positive, polite and respectful way while following the daily schedule. Communicate professionally with all students, parents, visitors, coworkers, case managers, etc. Participate in professional conferences, training programs and continuing education as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, you must demonstrate the following competencies. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. One-year experience in a child care setting or working with special education students preferred. North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials; OR must be enrolled and successfully acquire NC EC credentials within 6 months of hire are required. Ability to communicate clearly expressing ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing; Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Establishes and maintains effective relationships; displays positive behavior. Responds to the care and concerns of the individuals with accurate information in an effective and timely manner while working in a team environment. Follows policies and procedures and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Ability to withstand heavy lifting and to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools. Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette. Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures. Ability to apply specific department rules and regulations relating to the care of the individuals. Working knowledge and ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication systems and other systems. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of individuals and groups. Working knowledge of LIFESPAN CHOICES Training Curriculum.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
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