Nov 20, 2020

Instructional Assistant (Anticipated)

  • TrulyHired
  • Middleton, MA 01949, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Description

Title:Instructional Assistant
Reports To: Special Education Coordinator and Principal
Evaluated By: Special Education Coordinator and Principal

Bachelor's Degree preferred, in Psychology, Communication Disorders or Education
Experience working with primary age children with disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or social/emotional/behavioral disabilities.
Practical knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis and intervention strategies, including social skills/ social thinking curricula.
Current/active in-depth training/ certification in Crisis Prevention and Intervention Strategies.
Good organization and communication skills.

Job Responsibilities:
Assists Teacher(s) in the smooth operation of the classroom.
Assist Teacher(s) in implementing students' Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Follows a daily schedule independently.
To implement specific instructional programs, and collect, record student performance information and data.
To implement various strategies and techniques consistent with identified behavior intervention plans and social skills facilitation methodologies across school settings.
Assist students in accessing the regular education curriculum, as deemed by their IEPs. This includes all content areas: ELA/Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Specific Job Tasks:

Under the direction of the Teacher, will actively facilitate students purposeful engagement in various learning centers, lessons and activities.
Under the direction of the Teacher and other professional staff, will Implement instructional programs related to IEP goals.
Under the direction of the Teacher and other professional staff, will accurately collect and record data across primary settings.
As directed by the Teacher, will participate in consultation meetings with staff regarding specific students and behavior/academic needs.
Support students across school settings and provide specific information regarding students' performance, successes and challenges as well as the effectiveness of strategies/goals.
In conjunction with school staff, implement social skills activities designed to target specific social skill deficit areas identified by students' IEP teams.
Provides verbal and/or written feedback to the teachers regarding students' performance so that the special education team can make adjustments as may be necessary.
Assists special education students in performing daily/regular classroom and/or ADL activities; these could be general routines and/or specifically designed for one or more special education students.
Assists special education students in all academic areas as detailed in a child's IEP.
Other duties/responsibilities related to the needs of students as may be assigned by Principal, Pre-School Coordinator, or Special Education Coordinator.

Physical/Mental Demands of the Job:
Able to follow a daily schedule independently.
Able to physically restrain children weighing up to 80 pounds.
Able to sit on the floor and/or in chairs sized for young children for up to 45-60 consecutive minutes.
Able to shift positions rapidly and frequently, going between sitting, standing, squatting, etc. quickly.
Able to reach above head in order to assist or lift children on play equipment.
Able to multitask in a busy classroom environment, concurrently monitoring the actions of children in multiple learning centers.
Able to participate in PE classes and recesses.
Able to write and speak clearly.

Work Environment:
Be able to work in a close environment
Be able to work in moderately noisy environment
Be able to handle frequent interruptions

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Be physically and emotionally capable of carrying-out responsibilities and duties in a busy, computerized environment. This position requires hand/wrist movement as in writing or using a computer keyboard/mouse and moderate to frequent exertion in body movements such as reaching, bending and twisting.
Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and to use a computer.

Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield Public Schools are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of the Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

Applicants are informed that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee of the school department.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Location Description
Middleton Public Schools Mission Statement

The missions of the Middleton Elementary Schools, in cooperation with family and community, are to instill the joy of learning in all students, to promote academic excellence, to be supportive of children's social and emotional needs, to constantly strive for improvement in these areas.

Core Values of the Middleton Elementary Schools

All children can be successful if they are provided with opportunities to learn, are active in their own education, and are exposed to a variety of enriching experiences at school and at home.

A strong climate of respect between children and the entire school community is necessary for children to reach their potential as productive students and citizens.

Effective education must be a partnership between school, home and community. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) 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
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
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Contact Information
  • Diane Carreiro, Principal of Fuller Meadow School
  • 143 South Main Street
  • Middleton, Massachusetts 01949-2447
  • Phone: 978-750-4756
  • Fax: 978-777-3352
  • Email: click here

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