Essential Functions: The instructional assistant is responsible to the general and/or special educators with whom he or she work for daily consultation and direction as immediate supervisor, and, through those teachers, to the building principal and /or assistant principal for assignments and evaluations.
Responsibilities:Ability to work well with teachers and students. Familiarity with school and classroom routines and duties is helpful. An understanding of child development and the ability to work with children of varying abilities are essential skills. Ability to develop skills to work with students with social/emotional or behavioral disabilities; including verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention. Ability to develop skills to work with students with intellectual and physical disabilities - including toileting and hygiene.
At his/her school, and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the instructional assistant's duties shall include but are not limited to the following:
1.Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully certified teachers
2.Assists in all regular and special needs instructional programs for students, as assigned:
•Conducts modified teacher-planned lessons with small groups of children and/or individuals under the supervision of a general or special educator
•Performs daily classroom routines and duties as directed
•Supports and implements discipline philosophy of the building and individual classrooms.
•Meets regularly with the general and/or special educator to discuss students' progress and plans for necessary modifications
•Works as necessary with students outside of the regular classroom setting under the direct supervision of the teacher
3.Participates in in-service training programs and/or workshops as assigned
4. Supervises students in instructional and non-instructional activities as assigned, to include, but not limited to:
•Arrival and dismissal duties
•Lunchroom and recess duties
•Classroom coverage for teachers attending meetings
•Reading to students
•Classroom directions, skill-building practice activities, behavior and work habits, and in related activities
•Maintaining homework notebooks
•Personal health and safety protocols, which may include diaper changing
•Performs other duties as assigned
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA Equal Opportunity Employer
Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Job Requirements
- Qualifications: Associate's Degree Required. Two or more years' experience working with children preferred. Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) will be required and ABA training may be required.
- At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
- Associate degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
There are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact Information
- Lorinda Allen, Director, Pupil Personnel Services
- 68 Dudley-Oxford Road
- Dudley, Massachusetts 01571