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  • Lead Teacher's Aide, ORR

    Job ID
    2018-3154
    Location
    US-TX-McAllen
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    The Lead Teacher Aide is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of curriculum that is developed and facilitated to a classroom of students for advancing their physical and cognitive growth and development in accordance with Trinity Charter School, TEA Regulations, and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. The Lead Teacher Aide works closely with the Program Director and Trinity Charter School to ensure the campus has adequate staff to meet the needs of the children and may assist with program operations. The Lead Teacher Aide is directly responsible for the supervision or and management of Teacher Aides’ responsibilities and duties. The Lead Teacher Aide is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of curriculum that is developed and facilitated to a classroom of students for advancing their physical and cognitive growth and development in accordance with Trinity Charter School, TEA Regulations, and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. The Lead Teacher Aide works closely with the Program Director and Trinity Charter School to ensure the campus has adequate staff to meet the needs of the children and may assist with program operations. The Lead Teacher Aide is directly responsible for the supervision or and management of Teacher Aides’ responsibilities and duties.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties  

    • Plan and implement daily developmental learning models for students to meet individual learning style and pace of learning
    • Create, foster, and maintain a physical environment that is conducive for learning and optimal growth and development; promote social interaction with all children
    • Document developmental progress and challenges through testing
    • Plan and implement classroom activities based on individual needs of children and goals set forth
    • Observe and address challenging behaviors and redirect them to a more positive behavior
    • Complete and prepare teaching materials and related reports, such as, but not limited to classroom activities, individual child observations, and program records for documenting child’s progress as prescribed in the work plan
    • Establish and follow policies and procedures for indoor and outdoor classroom environments for children to follow
    • Maintain classroom management and discipline using developmentally appropriate techniques
    • Plan daily activities in partnership with Trinity Teachers and Teacher Aides to meet instruction and developmental goals, individualized instruction, and component integration
    • Provide constant supervision of children during indoor and outdoor activities; provide and foster a safe and secure environment for children indoors and outdoors
    • Work closely with Trinity Charter School and Upbring Youth Care Worker to ensure the safety and well-being of children and staff; monitor program environment to ensure the program is safe and free from hazards to the children and staff
    • Respond to emergency situations and/or direct to appropriate management team member or program administration for immediate resolution
    • Complete and maintain accurate documentation, files, and records as required by Upbring and Trinity Charter Schools
    • Oversee and supervise the teacher aides and perform managerial duties for education area
    • Prepare quality well written documents, reports, and correspondence
    • Cover shifts, provide support and respond to needs as they arise
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned

    Fiscal Responsibility

    • Work closely with Program Director to prepare the annual program budget to meet children’s needs and program goals and objectives
    • Manage and control resources and materials to ensure quality, adequacy of supply (inventory) and cost control within budgetary allowances
    • Maintain accurate records of expenditures and operating costs to determine effective cost control
    • Review, approve, and submit procurement receipts according to Agency guidelines and established deadlines

    Staff Development and Management

    • Manage and support all teacher aide staff to ensure the environment is cohesive, well supported and safe
    • Establish department and program goals and objectives and ongoing support and coaching to ensure all staff is working efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of the children and meet program goals and objectives
    • Interview, hire, and train new staff and develop and implement ongoing staff development training
    • Regularly review employee performance and provide supportive and constructive feedback
    • Complete, conduct, and submit the 90-day and annual employee evaluations per the established due date

     

    Working Relationships

    • Assist with the collaborative efforts and activities with the interdisciplinary team to ensure all children are receiving the quality of services needed to meet their individual service and behavior plans
    • Build and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, program staff, inter-disciplinary teams, volunteers, and service providers to ensure the needs of the child and program goals and services are being met at the highest quality
    • Work as a team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with all stakeholders’ that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices and code of ethics

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    • Associate degree in Social Work, Education or related field OR Completion of two years of study at an institution of higher education OR Completion of 48 semester hours of college coursework in a related field
    • 1-year experience as a teacher, teacher’s aide or in an educational setting
    • 1-year supervisory experience directing, managing and leading at least two direct reports
    • Demonstrated ability to assist teacher development and implement curriculum
    • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
    • Ability to build a positive rapport with children, team members, staff and key stakeholders
    • 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
    • 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 Social Work, Education or related field
    • 3 years’ experience as a teacher, teacher’s aide or educational setting
    • Bilingual (English and Spanish) with the ability to fluently converse and write in Spanish (based on student population and service area), highly preferred

     

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position will require bending, kneeling, twisting, and reaching, standing and sitting for extended periods of time, frequent walking.
    • Position works in a child facility and has constant exposure to children
    • This position will be subject to loud noise and the outdoors.
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

     

    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, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Agreement

    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.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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