Teaching Assistant (25-17)
Pathfinder, Inc. - Little Rock, AR

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DESCRIPTION

Need an individual who is energetic and positive to work with developmentally disabled children in preschool setting. Children range in ages from birth to 5 years old and all classrooms are ran under supervision of Certified Teacher. Experience and college education is a plus.

Under the general supervision of the Certified Teacher and/or individual assigned as lead teacher; is responsible for implementing specific tasks to accomplish the Individual Education Plan for children assigned to his/her supervision.

The person in this position must possess the educational and training requirements of the programs' licensing agency. The person must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children and be willing to fulfill job responsibilities in accordance with the programs' philosophy. The person must be able to maintain a professional attitude toward children, families, and co-workers at all times and be able to communicate professionally and openly.

3 Full time positions are available.

Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm or 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Location: Little Rock, AR.

DUTIES

Assists, plans, and implements the daily program under the direction of the teacher. This includes planning activities for the children.

Assists in planning, preparing, and caring for an environment that will be safe, inviting, interesting and stimulating. Makes any suggestions that may benefit the program.

Helps maintain records kept on each child and assists with program goals and data.

Supervises and interacts with children in all activities.

Helps the children control their behavior by using a positive, appropriate approach which will always be consistent.

Develops a cooperative and supportive attitude within the rooms.

Provides nurturing, but helps the children become independent.

Promotes essential learning during meal times; helps the children learn social skills.

Maintains a professional attitude at all times and maintains loyalty to the program.

Attends all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences. Provides the director with documentation in accordance with state requirements.

Maintains appropriate communication with staff, children, and families at all times. Maintains an open, warm and very professional relationship with all families. Remains open to positive suggestions, and is able to accept criticism from supervisors and parents.

Observes confidentiality of students, parents, and programs when communicating with other staff and outside individuals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). A copy will be required.

Must have a working knowledge of equipment and training aides used in teaching children with disabilities, and have an understanding of operating procedures and maintenance of updating of records.

Must possess current Arkansas driver's license, have current auto liability insurance coverage, and be physically able to drive to various locations in Arkansas.
Assists, plans, and implements the daily program under the direction of the teacher. This includes planning activities for the children.

Assists in planning, preparing, and caring for an environment that will be safe, inviting, interesting and stimulating. Makes any suggestions that may benefit the program.

Helps maintain records kept on each child and assists with program goals and data.

Supervises and interacts with children in all activities.

Helps the children control their behavior by using a positive, appropriate approach which will always be consistent.

Develops a cooperative and supportive attitude within the rooms.

Provides nurturing, but helps the children become independent.

Promotes essential learning during meal times; helps the children learn social skills.

Maintains a professional attitude at all times and maintains loyalty to the program.

Attends all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences. Provides the director with documentation in accordance with state requirements.

Maintains appropriate communication with staff, children, and families at all times. Maintains an open, warm and very professional relationship with all families. Remains open to positive suggestions, and is able to accept criticism from supervisors and parents.

Observes confidentiality of students, parents, and programs when communicating with other staff and outside individuals.