Teacher's Assistant II (540)

WHAT YOU WILL DO AS A TEACHER'S ASSISTANT 

The Essential Functions Include:

  • Lead full class lessons under the supervision of a credentialed teacher as needed
  • Organize and run electives
  • Provide general support to the teacher
  • Provide small group and individualized instruction
  • Prepare instructional materials for students
  • Supervise students in all activities
  • Maintain appropriate student behavior
  • Be prepared to act as a driver on a rotational basis
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Assist in daily transition from cottage to school, and school to cottage, for students and clients of Hillsides
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents

Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 30% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

·  None

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES & TRAINING

  • BA/BS Degree
  • Experience working in a Special Education setting
  • Experience working with students identified with Emotional Disturbance (ED), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), or Other Health Impaired (OHI) related disability preferred
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.


Hillsides Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer