Teacher Aide - Haaku Community Academy
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Educational Paraprofessional
Job Location: Haak'u Community Academy
Beginning: Aug 01, 2024
Deadline: Jul 30, 2024**
District: Haaku Community Academy
Acoma, NM 87053
Telephone: 505-796-2018
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Job Description:
Job Title: Education Assistant Pay Range: $DOE/Annual exempt
OPENING DATE: March 8, 2024 CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Position Purpose: The Education Assistant assists Teachers in the delivery of educational and behavioral interventions of Special Education students; also assists Special Education students in general education classrooms with the goal of helping students to reach their educational goals. Due to the varied and individual needs of each student, Instructional Assistants may provide a variety of support and assistance, and should be flexible adjusting to student needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Delivers educational interventions designed by teachers to help students meet educational, academic, life skill, behavioral, physical, social and emotional goals.
• Assists teachers with students to enable learning with minimal disruptions to other students.
• Assists students in study labs to complete homework assignments and prepare for tests.
• Provides small group and tutorial instruction and supervision as directed.
• Provides preventative and follow-up behavior management to students exhibiting disruptive behaviors and documents these situations.
• Communicates effectively with staff, students, and/or parents regarding needs and concerns.
• Use de-escalation techniques to assist with behavioral non-compliance and to work with students in crisis to enable their return to the proper academic setting.
• Learn and implement a variety of behavior plans for students.
• Uses knowledge of student needs to make necessary modifications to daily activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience:
• Working knowledge of school-based programs and activities and special education
Education:
• High School diploma
• Current endorsements dependent upon specific positions may be required
Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:
• Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences
• Able to perform all tasks identified in this job description
• Positive youth development and effective management techniques
• Ability to interact and communicate effectively with children with special needs
• Ability to provide behavior management and crisis intervention
• Ability to work as a team member providing services to children with special needs
• Ability to use sound judgment and knowledge of student behaviors and district policies to make decisions
• Excellent communication skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Keres speaking
• Three years' experience in school-based programs and special education
• Associate’s degree in Education or similar field of study
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
• Flexibility, organization, decision making and problem-solving skills
• Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and coordinate the work of others
• Knowledge of policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect
• Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and staff
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those in an educational setting. Abnormal classroom conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Travel may be required from time to time.
Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with Tribal Members, employees, vendors and staff.

Contact Person: Dr. Robert Torrez; phone number: 505-934-4926; email: r.torrez@haakuca.org

 

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