Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services. For more information, visit Upbring.org.
The Teacher’s Aide will provide individual and/or group instructional support to the children, as well as assist classroom teachers with planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate instruction, create and foster a positive learning environment with varied experiences, which will enhance the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development of the children in accordance to the Texas Education Code, Trinity Charter School performance standards, the Agency’s school readiness goals, and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. The Teacher Assistant will assist the classroom teacher with developing instructional subjects according to the standards of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. This position will require continuous viewing of a computer screen, sitting and standing for long periods of time and frequent walking. This position may require the moving, lifting, carrying, or shifting of items up to 50lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.
The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.