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When assigned to the Teacher Aide II classification: with the goal of achieving the 27 hour required hours in order to fulfil the Special Ed training program and be made eligible for fulltime employment, works in a special education classroom supporting the teacher and/or a special education student within the general and/or special education classroom, gaining experience, in specific specialized programs such as: CLS (Comprehensive Life Skills), EC (Early Childhood), MA (Multi-Age), SIP (Social Intervention Programs), Strategies (Autism Spectrum Disorders), Social Resource and/or Resource classrooms as well as one-on-one assistance. Additionally, a Teacher Aide II working at a Title I school must be highly qualified. May act as liaison between general education teachers and special education teachers.

When assigned to the Teacher Assistant II classification: requires additional intensive training and experience beyond and including what is necessary for a Teacher Aide II: Special Education class. Involved in student data collection, communication strategies, severe behaviors, and positive behavior management for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally, the Teacher Assistant II: Special Education class, independently prepares materials; implements behaviorally based instructions; develops lesson outlines and detailed computer generated instructional materials; conducts screenings; independently provides vocational training in the community on a daily basis; independently prepares graphs, charts, and behavioral analysis data; actively participates in student IEP 's; possesses in-depth knowledge in communication; and extensively modifies and adapts the general education curriculum.

The Teacher Assistant II is regularly required to perform academic instructional assistance for a significant portion of the assignment in a Special Education classroom. Additionally, a Teacher Assistant II must always be Highly Qualified (even when not at a Title I school) and or/have the necessary verifiable experience to be classified in this category.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Teacher Aide II/III Trainee: trains in a variety of special education programs or with individual students who require adult support based upon their IEP's (Individualized Education Program). Learns to assist and assists students with intellectual, physical, or behavioral disabilities in boarding and de-boarding buses before and after school; assists students in reaching proper location in school; accompanies students into general education classrooms; provides attendant services (diapering, toileting, washing faces, etc.) to students as needed; supports instruction in proper health and hygiene habits; performs delegated procedures such as clean intermittent catheterization, provide emergency and first aid care as necessary; move students weighing 50-80 pounds, daily and repetitively; follows proper safety procedures; prepares and helps feed students as needed; supports instruction in functional life skills; realizes individual needs of students with intellectual, physical and/or behavioral disabilities and modifies general education classroom assignments occasionally; follows behavior plans as outlined in students’ IEP's; uses positive behavior management techniques; assists with lesson assignments; reinforces learning concepts to students; maintains discipline and order on the playground, lunchroom, library and classrooms; accompanies students on field trips; arranges and adjusts wheelchairs, oxygen hoses and other equipment as needed; communicates with special education teachers about concerns and/or observations of students; assists in maintaining bulletin boards in the classroom; may assist children with medication when trained; assists in the operation of classroom equipment or students’ assistive technology devices; assists in recording student progress towards goals and developing instructional materials and preparing graphs and charts; assists in modification of the general education curriculum; participates in district training programs when requested and receives training in and implements non-violent behavioral intervention procedures; maintains confidentiality regarding student information and records.

Teacher Assistant II Trainee: Is responsible for all of the same duties as a Teacher Aide II/III. Additionally, learns to assist teaching staff in a variety of classrooms and related areas; assists in preparing lesson outlines and plans in assigned areas; assists in planning, preparing and developing various teaching aids; presents subject matter to students utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques within traditional and/or non-traditional educational settings; assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments; presents or reinforces learning concepts; prepares, administers and grades examinations and homework assignments; observes progress and problem areas of students for referral to the classroom teacher; confers with classroom teacher and parent on progress of students; prepares classrooms and audio-visual equipment for use; orders supplies and equipment; maintains classroom bulletin boards; distributes and collects teaching materials; assists in maintaining student discipline and order on the playgrounds, in lunchroom, school halls, library and study halls; operates standard office equipment. For complete job description and requirements please visit www.washoeschools.net

• Location: Reno

• Post ID: 25158895 reno
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