Support the teacher in working with the student in one-on-one and small group settings to reinforce education plans for the student. Support the needs and well-being of student in an emotionally responsive and professional manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the teacher, reinforce the educational program to meet the specialized needs of assigned student.
- Follow the student’s individualized education plan (IEP) and the modifications and instructional techniques recommended by the student’s educational support team, and assist in ensuring that the goals of the student’s IEP are implemented effectively.
- Support the needs and well-being of the student in an emotionally responsive and professional manner.
- Work with parents, staff members, and a variety of direct service providers and consultants including: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech Therapists, and other professionals.
- Ensure the safety of assigned student in the preschool with the use of orientation and mobility techniques.
- Participate in the assessment of the student and collaborate with the Teacher in the preparation of IEPs, progress reports, behavior plans, data collection, and other documentation for program monitoring.
- Participate, as required, as a team member in meetings with students, teachers, and parents/guardians to review goals and develop revision.
- Refer to information provided by training if required.
- Record data (language samples, student performance) in a manner consistent with areas outlined by the classroom teacher and/or therapist.
- Support the teacher using auditory-verbal techniques.
- Other duties as assigned (i.e. training).
- Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Listen And Talk is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education/Experience: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or technical school in Speech and Hearing, Child Development and/or Early Childhood Education; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to connect well with others including students, teachers, coworkers and families; creativity and passion for learning; a positive attitude; working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of families and coworkers.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is typically performed in a school environment and to perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, climb, balance, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to carry children and materials weighing up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups. The employee is required to read and respond to documents in hard copy and electronic form