Reports to: Classroom Teacher/Director of Educational Programming
Job Summary: The Assistant Teacher will work with students with Autism in a highly structured, managed, and organized classroom setting of up to 8 students per caseload. The Assistant Teacher will utilize a variety of curriculum options designed to meet the needs of each individual student and will ensure that lessons and teaching methods are modified appropriately for each student while maximizing small group instruction and inclusion with general education peers in collaboration with the lead Teacher. Students will be taught using current research and practice in applied behavior analysis, along with research-based educational programming aligned to the state standards with the goal of preparing students for maximum success in a school setting with their typically-developing peers.
Provide autistic support to a caseload of approximately 4-8 students in collaboration with the lead Teacher.
Assistant Teacher, under the direction of and in collaboration with the lead Teacher, will be responsible for providing modifications to student assignments, supplemental materials to support students with academic assignments, overseeing and facilitating daily schedules, implementing and ensuring fidelity with positive behavior support plans, one-to-one instructional support, and collaborating with various professionals on behalf of each student to ensure academic success, including management of support staff within the classroom. Specific duties Include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for assisting the lead Teacher with planning instruction for assigned students in classroom in accordance with ASUA’s curriculum and student’s IEP goals
Assisting the lead Teacher with collecting data and with overseeing instructional assistants in the classroom
Implement Positive Behavior Support Plans for students under direction of BCBA
Provide direct instruction to students in one-to-one and small group settings
Write compliant and effective IEP’s for assigned students, with support from lead Teacher and Educational Director
Attend, participate in, and facilitate IEP and Student Progress meetings for assigned students as necessary and under the direction of the lead Teacher.
Assist the lead Teacher in completing Student Progress Summaries for meetings (every 8 weeks for each assigned student)
Assist the lead Teacher in completing Trimester IEP Progress Reports for assigned students (3 times per year)
Assist the lead Teacher in ensuring data is collected on all behavior and academic goals
Assist the lead Teacher in ensuring daily communication logs are completed daily for all assigned students
Assist the lead Teacher in updating IEP at a Glance for assigned students after IEP updates
Provide adaptive/self-help skill instruction for students according to their individual needs/IEP goals or SDI, instruction on skills includes but not limited to potty training, brushing teeth, feeding, and dressing skills
Collaborate with related service providers (speech, OT, PT, Vision, behavior, etc) to ensure generalization of skills and implementation/use of assistive technology.
Assume role of Teacher in the event of absence of Lead Teacher
Travel between campuses as needed and directed.
Job Type: Full-time
Certifications and Qualifications:
Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education (Public or Private School) (REQUIRED)
Current (dated within a year)Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances