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Phoenix Teaching Assistant


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Ad number:#570146078
Contact:Debra Baker
Compensation:$27,881 min



Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
 1.  High school graduate or equivalent.
 2.  Associates Degree or 48 semester hours or ACT certified.
 3.  Obtain First Aid/CPR training.
 4.  Ability to lift 50 pounds.
 5.  Ability and willingness to take directions.
 6.  Ability and willingness to meet the needs of students.
 7.  Excellent references including attendance and punctuality.
 8.  Experience working with students in a school setting preferred.
 9.  Experience working with students who have experienced trauma preferred.

Job Goals:
Assist student(s) with a wide variety of needs by providing any combination of the following: individualized academic, behavioral, life skills and/or social-emotional instruction; medical/health care; and student assistance with learning, emotional regulation, and/or relationships.

Essential Job Functions:
  1.  Assist students by instructing and reinforcing academic subjects, social-emotional-behavioral learning content, independence, and community access/job skills.  Revise lessons with students individually or in small groups.  Provide instruction in an alternate location.
 2.  Develop activities and/or projects to support lesson plans for individual and/or small groups of students.
 3.  Provide tutoring to individual or small groups.
 4.  Implement specialized instruction, accommodations, modifications, and routines as outlined by professional staff and/or each child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or related Behavior Intervention Plan.
 5.  Able to assume the role of the teacher, dependent on absences, behavior, and/or interventions.
 6.  Prepare classroom or learning environment with needed supplies and materials, support file maintenance and necessary record keeping.
 7.  Communicate directly with students, families, and professional staff in a courteous and confidential manner and clearly communicate observations, information, and data regarding students to professional staff objectively and in a timely manner.
 8.  Instruct and/or supervise students in and out of the classroom, on field trips, on playground, and/or during other activities.
 9.  Attend in-services, building meetings, training, and/or school functions required by the position and/or location (Mandt, CPR, small vehicle, medical delegation, etc.).
10.  Provide behavior prevention and intervention support, which may include physical intervention.
11.  Prepare and administer medication under the supervision of the RN after delegation.
12.  Administer first aid and/or CPR to ill or injured students following the guidelines from the State of Colorado.
13.  Provide care to students as outlined in an Individualized Health Care Plan.
14.  Obtain, document, and interpret student data as needed.  Utilize interpreted data to alter student programming when needed.
15.  Demonstrate flexibility when specific tasks of job are adjusted to meet identified needs.
16.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
•  Oral and written communication skills.
•  Interpersonal skills.
•  English language skills.
•  Bilingual oral and written communication skills preferred.
•  Mathematical skills including basic calculations and application of math concepts.
•  Personal computer and keyboarding skills.
•  Customer service and public relations skills and professionalism.
•  Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
•  Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
•  Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, use time efficiently, demonstrate attention to detail, follow instructions, and respond to management direction.
•  Ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
•  Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies, and building and department procedures.
•  Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
•  Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment, and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

Materials and Equipment Operating Knowledge:
•  Basic operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals.
•  Basic operating knowledge of and experience with office software.
•  Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E- mail, etc.
•  May require operating knowledge of computer networks and applications.

Phoenix Teaching Assistants are on the Supplemental Salary Schedule.
- FFC8 allows new hires to bring in up to 8 years of previous experience in similar school type settings.
- Please understand that new hires tend to start out at the lower end of the salary range.

Salary Schedule

Employment Period:
187 days per year - 7.5 Hour Work Day

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