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Teacher Assistant

Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Teacher Assistant
REPORTS TO: Elementary Principal
JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the following duties, knowledge and skills. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to work at their assigned location and work times. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job. Other essential functions of this position may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and other skills.
• Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
• Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
• Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
• Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
• Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
• Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
• Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
• Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
• Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc.
• Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
• Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
• Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
• Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
• Perform any other related duties as assigned.
• Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or general education degree required; Prefer: Experience working with students in an educational setting.
• Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
• Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Google Suite software).
• Ability to work with a diverse group of learners.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
• Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
• Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
• Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to operate a personal computer and related software.
Job Type: Full-time
Please submit letter of interest and resume to:
David Harwood
School Principal
Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
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