HS Special Needs Teacher Aide, Prescott Valley
Company: Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Location: Prescott Valley
Posted on: September 23, 2022
$12.80/hr, 24 hrs/wk, 41 wks/yr NACOG is an Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS) participating employer. The ASRS is a
trusted, sustainable, and well-managed retirement system that
provides long term disability, retiree health insurance, and
lifetime pension benefits to educators, municipal, and state
government employees who have dedicated their career to serving the
citizens of Arizona. Summary In compliance with Federal Law, all
persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility
to work in the United States and to complete the required
employment eligibility verification form upon hire. The Special
Needs Teacher Aide works directly with special needs children in
the classroom. Acts as an integral part of the classroom teaching
team; assists the classroom teacher in planning and implementing
age appropriate activities based on IEP goals. Works under the
supervision of the Teacher and is responsible for temporary
assignments of teacher duties as assigned by his/her supervisor,
the Center Director or the Head Start Director. Essential Duties
Directly supervise and assist children with special needs in
performing daily activities in the Head Start Center.
Uses positive guidance and behavior management techniques as stated
in IEP for student under the supervision of the Teacher and/or
Assists children in performing daily activities in the Head Start
Completes paperwork, writes daily anecdotes, filing, and other
documentation as required.
Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, training
sessions, C.D.A./ECE classes, and related career development
Is involved in parent/teacher conferences, IEP's and other meetings
Assists special needs children in their daily routine, which may
include diapering, feeding, etc.
Assists children in serving food, learning table behavior, and good
Participates in playground supervision of children's
Assists with developmental assessments/testing under direction of
the Teacher or Center Director as needed.
Assists in transitioning activities under direction of the Center
Director and/or Teacher.
Communicates progress and other information daily with therapist
and classroom teachers.
Maintains strict child confidentiality.
High tolerance for paperwork, documentation and meeting program and
Performs related duties, as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Education and/or Experience Experience and training
equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and experience working
with preschool children. Must meet all health and licensing
regulations as prescribed by the Arizona Health Services
Department. Must enroll in and actively pursue Child Development
Associate credential (C.D.A.) or ECE training upon employment, as
necessary. Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Preschool
classroom experience and knowledge of special needs, or related
experience necessary. Must be able to communicate effectively in
English in both verbal and written format. Knowledge of Head Start
program and philosophy required. Ability to maintain effective
working relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and
educational backgrounds. Must be bondable. Bilingual proficiency
and/or experience working in a multicultural setting, preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities Ability to read and comprehend simple
instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write
simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information
in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and
other employees of the organization. Ability to add and subtract
two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.
Ability to perform these operations using units of American money
and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to apply
common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in
written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems
involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates and Licenses Obtain Department of Public Safety
Fingerprint Clearance Card Obtain Food Handlers Certification if
required by the County Health Department Obtain CPR and First Aide
Certification Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical
demands and work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or
feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and
climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up
to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually loud. Reasonable accommodation may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this position. Benefits include: Arizona State
Retirement (ASRS); Sick & Holiday Pay NACOG follows all CDC
Guideline for COVID-19.
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