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Instructional Assistant

Company: Central MA Collaborative
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

We are a Educational Agency whose mission is to provide educational programming for students with moderate to intensive special needs and who may have significant cognitive, social/emotional, behavioral or daily living skills challenges.. We are seeking a new Instructional Assistant to join our team. Your role will be to support the educational access for students and contribute to a positive, warm and open atmosphere so that all students will have the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential.. You will report to our Program Director. What You Will Do: 1. Provide behavioral and learning support, instruction, and monitoring of students with autism and/or social emotional / behavioral needs 2. Assist the classroom teacher by reviewing, correcting and reinforcing lessons with individual and small groups of students in all content areas and other activities associated with the curriculum. 3. Assist in preparation and inventory of instructional materials and the setting-up operating and maintenance of various learning aids, and equipment. 4. Assist with and/or monitor transitions and activities of daily living. 5. Assist in the supervision of breakfast and/or lunch periods and assemblies, and cleaning up of work areas. 6. Assist the classroom teacher in clerical work which may include, but not limited to, recording daily attendance, detail history cards, cataloging and filing instructional materials. 7. Participate and contribute to weekly, monthly and long-range planning with the classroom teacher for instructional activities such as observing special days and events, field trips and visits and school-wide activities such as health testing, etc. 8. Contribute to enrichment activities by sharing special talents and abilities which may include the areas of art, music, cooking, etc., consistent with policies of the CMC. 9. Assist the classroom teacher during the work day in fostering greater understanding within the school-community by means of open communications with school personnel, students, parents and other interested community residents. 10. Assist the classroom teacher in the supervision of children at work or play to provide the teacher an opportunity to work with small groups or individuals. 11. Serve as the substitute teacher or be the chief source of information and assist any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher. 12. Perform duty work (lunch, recess, line, and bus) as assigned by the program director. 13. Complete CPI/nonviolent crisis intervention training upon hire and maintain CPI/nonviolent crisis intervention certification. 14. Address and handle students with behavioral issues following directions from the teacher; perform de-escalation strategies and physical supports (as a last resort), with non-violent physical restraint strategies. 15. Performing duties associated within specialty areas of assignment. This may include those instructional assistants who are assigned to special projects, including grant programs that require specialized training and duties. 16. Lift and carry objects and/or classroom equipment, up to 50 pounds. 17. Able to reach, grasp and handle objects using upper extremities. 18. Demonstrate sound judgments and decisions aligned with school regulations and philosophy and promote a positive school climate that fosters high student expectations and employs appropriate strategies that address multiple learning styles for all students. 19. Demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to deal with people in a professional manner in all situations. 20. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. What You Will Bring: Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant experience and the following credentials/skills: 1. Experience working with children with special needs. 2. High School diploma or the equivalent. 3. ABA training and experience. 4. Proof of COVID 19 Vaccination Salary range for this position is $18 - $22 per hour. EOE Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $18 - $22 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Central MA Collaborative, Worcester , Instructional Assistant, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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