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Special Education Teacher Assistant - One on One

Special Education Teacher Assistant 1:1
General Description Of Position:
Assist special education with daily instructional and non-instructional classroom management activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the classroom teacher with implementation of each student's Individual Education Program involving development and implementation of instruction, behavioral and therapeutic activities.
Attend weekly staff and team meetings and other meetings as appropriate and requested.
Carry out instructional support and training activities with students under the direction of the teacher in school setting, on Community Based Instruction (CBI) and on Work Placements.
Assist in planning and implementation of educational activities. The Teacher Assistant, as directed by the teacher, will be responsible for the supervision of the student(s) and will direct, assist and instruct the student(s) as appropriate.
Maintain student behavior through appropriate and approved behavioral interventions and approved techniques.
Assist students in meeting self-help, health and behavior needs including toileting and personal care needs.
Assist with maintaining classroom organization (supplies, materials, other).
Assist in the preparation of instructional materials for teaching and for display in the classroom.
Independently lead small group activities.
Assist instructional staff in the supervision of students while loading and unloading of students on the buses, in gym and on the playground.
Regularly lift 50 lb. individually and/or push over 100 lb. students.
Understand and be aware of medical needs of students and following medical protocol under the supervision of a nurse as appropriate.
Implement behavior management programs and techniques and maintain documentation of student progress relative to IEP goals and objectives.
Maintain classroom including management of required forms and records.
Sanitize classroom, equipment and other areas as assigned.
Maintain regular consistent attendance and punctuality.
Maintain a professional personal appearance.
Adhere to district health and safety procedures.
Adhere to Board policies.
Maintain confidentiality.
Minimum Professional Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Two years experience as a teacher assistant and/or evidence of advanced related training at a degree institution whose special education instructional aide training program has been approved by the department.
Must take and pass the WorkKeys Test during probationary period (90 days from start date).
Personal Qualifications:
Demonstrate ability to work effectively with students, teachers, treatment staff and administrators.
Prefer knowledge of computer technology and software application.
Demonstrate good physical health and stamina.
Demonstrate ability to function well within a team in an educational setting.
Only those candidates that provide the requested information will be considered.
Application Procedure:
Provide a resume and letter of interest including a review of relevant experience.
With your letter of interest you must provide photographic evidence of meeting the minimal qualifications, i.e., copies of diplomas, educational transcripts, certifications and licensure.
Current letters of reference.
Materials received from applicants after the deadline will not be considered.
Internal applicants are equally responsible for providing all requested information. Calhoun Intermediate School District will not retrieve or copy information from your personnel file. It is the applicant's sole responsibility and if necessary the person should make the needed arrangements in order to review their personnel file and obtain any copies to include with their letter of interest and resume.
Application Deadline: November 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (Internal Candidates)
Open Until Filled (External Candidates)
CALHOUN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Notice of Complaint/Grievance Procedure for
Federal and State Laws
A. Non-discrimination Notice
It is the policy of the Calhoun Intermediate School District to provide an equal opportunity for all individuals and not to discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, height, weight, marital status or age in its programs, services, activities or employment. With respect to employment, the District does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district's nondiscrimination policies.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Calhoun Intermediate School District
17111 G Drive North
Marshall, MI 49068
(269)781-5141
(269)781-7071
B. Complaint/Grievance Procedure Notice
I. Any person believing that the Calhoun Intermediate School District or any of the District's staff has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of non-discrimination laws or district non-discrimination policies may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Calhoun Intermediate School District
17111 G Drive North
Marshall, MI 49068
(269)781-5141
(269)781-7071
II. The person who believes s/he has a valid basis for grievance shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the District's Civil Rights Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply with verbal answer to the complainant. S/He may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps:
Step 1
A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the District's Civil Rights Coordinator within five (5) business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint. The Coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days.
Step 2
If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the District's Civil Rights Coordinator, s/he may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within five (5) business days after receipt of the Coordinator's response. The Superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion and respond in writing to the complainant within ten (10) business days.
Step 3
If the complainant remains unsatisfied, s/he may appeal through a signed written statement to the Board of Education within five (5) business days of his/her receipt of the Superintendent's response in step two. In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the Board of Education shall meet with the concerned parties and their representative within twenty (20) business days of the receipt of such an appeal. A copy of the Board's disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each concerned party within ten (10) business days of this meeting.
The District's Coordinator, on request, will provide a copy of the District's grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure.
A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based may be found in the District Coordinator's office.


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