Assistant Teacher - Type I
at Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Date Posted: 1/3/2017

Job Description


Assistant Teacher - Type I



As an Assistant Teacher in our nonpublic day school serving Special Education students in grades 6-12 with emotional and behavioral disorders who have not been successful in a public school setting, you will assist the Teacher in providing services specified in the IEPs of assigned students; and provide leadership and guidance to the students in a supportive atmosphere. You'll make a positive and effective impact by implementing accommodations and modifications to county and state curriculum to meet the diverse needs of each learner. You'll also participate as an active member of the Treatment Team to develop an overall strategy to help each child succeed in reaching their full potential .
  • Maintains a safe learning environment for students within the scope of the Arrow Center for Education's administrative policies and procedures.
  • Supervises and manages student behavior in the classroom, school and school-sponsored functions.
  • Provides a consistent and reliable supportive presence in the classroom.
  • Assists in the direct group and individual instruction to students.
  • Stimulates interest and cooperation in individual and group activities.
  • Provides a learning environment that is stimulating and motivating to students who generally have not adjusted well to school.
  • Assists in the timely completion of all necessary paperwork to accurately record student progress.  This is to include daily attendance records, grades and behavioral logs.
  • Participates as an active member of the Treatment Team.  Communicates all appropriate information within and without the classroom orally and in writing.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a positive school culture.
  • Maintains proper rules, safety and security of students, providing crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Informs the Teacher and/or Behavior Specialist of all relevant situations.
  • Attends trainings and meetings as required.
  • Shares/transmits the mission and vision of Arrow Child & Family Ministries to staff and to students and families served.
  • Perform all duties within contract, state and federal regulations, Arrow policy, COA, and NCASES standards.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Licensure and/or Experience
High School diploma or GED and at least one (1) year experience working with children and families preferably in a school setting.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the ministry.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.

Other Requirements
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
Must submit to and pass random drug tests during employment.
Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be physically fit as indicated by the requirements below. The employee is also regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may have occasional contact with cleaning solvents, aromatics and nuisance dusts. Some locations may require PCM (Professional Crisis Management) Training.

Other physical requirements specific to this job:

Occasionally required to stand up to 3 hours a day    
Occasionally required to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
Occasionally required to push/pull up to 50 lbs.
Occasionally required to climb stairs
Occasionally required to bend, stoop, crouch or required to stand from a kneeling position, with both knees down, 5 times in one minute

Key:Constantly: (67-100%) 6-8 hours      Frequently: (34-66%) 4-6 hours      Occasionally: (0-33%) 1-3 hours

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Arrow Child & Family Ministries is a Christian provider of child welfare and education services for abused and neglected children and families in crisis. Through the engagement of both government and the local church, Arrow provides an array of services including foster care, adoption, residential care and treatment, child sex trafficking rehabilitation, and specialized education. All programs and services advance the well-being of children, families and communities while promoting responsibility and a commitment to strengthen family life.

Arrow Child & Family Ministries seeks a workforce of talented and committed professionals who wish to combine their passion to serve with our mission of helping kids and strengthening families. If you have a heart for service and want to be part of a growing organization dedicated to helping kids and strengthening families, consider joining the Arrow family. We’ll help you fulfill your goals while you help us fulfill our mission.

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