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Teacher’s Aide

Job ID
2017-2762
US-TX-Corpus Christi
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift/Hours
1st Shift
# of Openings Remaining
2

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

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).

 

Essential duties

  • Assist with the implementation of teacher-prepared lesson and Positive Behavior Intervention plans
  • Assist with the individual and group instruction of the children, as assigned by the teacher
  • Work closely with the classroom teacher in building on each child’s strengths and supporting school readiness goals and social competence
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of daily developmental learning models for pre-school aged children for the purpose meeting individual physical disabilities, learning style, and pace of learning
  • Ensure children are properly supervised at all times and take appropriate safety precautions for the well-being of all children
  • Assist with the selection of learning material and equipment and arrange classroom to provide a well-managed, welcoming environment conducive for learning
  • Work closely with classroom teacher to design and implementation of the curriculum using supporting materials that address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children
  • Assist the classroom teacher in managing the classroom in a manner that creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for the growth, well-being, and development of the children; assist with the supervision of children and keeping the classroom neat and orderly
  • Create, foster, and maintain a physical environment that is conducive for learning and optimal growth and development; promote social interaction with all children
  • Assist with the planning of daily activities in partnership with other teachers to meet instruction and developmental goals, individualized instruction, and component integration
  • Provide constant supervision of children during indoor and outdoor activities; provide and fosters a safe and secure environment for children indoors and outdoors
  • Follow all classroom, Agency, and TCS standards and assist with the appropriate enforcement of established rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • Respond to emergency situations and/or direct to appropriate management team member or program administration for immediate resolution
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

 

Working Relationships

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with classroom teachers, administrative staff, and children to ensure the children are receiving a quality learning experience.
  • Work closely with other classroom teachers to ensure program operations are supporting and meeting program goals and objectives and learning outcomes.
  • Work as part of the team and show professionalism at all times by modeling and demonstrating a positive attitude and positive working relationships, while maintaining strong ethical boundaries.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • 2 years’ experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement early childhood curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
  • Ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members
  • Strong computer skills; high proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally, interact with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Prepare quality well written documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize competing tasks, requests, and projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team with limited supervision; ability to take initiative

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • 3 years’ experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Certification as Level II or III paraprofessional as outlined in TEA standards (must be able to obtain within 90 days of date of hire)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with fluency in written and conversational), highly preferred (based on service area and service population)

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.

 

 

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