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TEACHER ASSISTANT

Job Description
Teacher Assistant
 
Goal

To assist the classroom teacher in providing a safe, enriching learning experience for high-functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Qualifications

- High School Diploma required; Associate’s Degree preferred
- Previous experience working with children with special needs preferred
- Ability to perform physical activities such as bending, lifting, sitting on the floor

Skills/Knowledge
- General knowledge of subjects assigned
- Proficient computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to work collaboratively with administration and staff

Job Responsibilities
- Assist students under the direction of the classroom teacher
- Follow the teacher’s lead in how to interact with students
- Supervise students individually and in small groups in learning activities with teacher directions
- Implement class rules, consequences, and student behavior plans throughout the school setting
- Assist in preparation of classroom activities
- Assist in transition of students outside of classroom (bathroom breaks, lunch time, ancillary, assemblies, etc.)
- Accompany students to playground and actively assist in overseeing play activity, interaction with other children, and encouragement of social skills
- Assist students in self-care (cleaning, hand washing, bathroom needs, maintaining health and well-being, including taking temperature, administering first-aid)
- Participate in in-service training in order to improve level of skills in working with students with disabilities
- Maintain confidentiality
- Maintain a professional appearance
- Participate in all required staff and team meetings
- Participate in extracurricular activities to show school support
- Comply with all procedures and policies as outlined in personnel handbook
- Perform other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher, Principal and/or Head of School
- Report to the classroom teacher, Principal and/or Head of School

About The Westview School

The Westview School is the premier school for children with autism in the greater Houston area. The mission of The Westview School is to provide a unique, specialized learning environment offering outstanding educational and social opportunities for children on the autism spectrum.

Vision

The vision of The Westview School is to provide a learning environment that is sensitive to the social, emotional, and academic needs of children with autism to ensure that they have opportunities to reach their full potential.  ‚Äč

Belief Statement

The Westview School believes that when children with autism are educated in a nurturing and supportive environment, they learn, grow, and develop a strong sense of self and an appreciation for others.   

To apply, send resume and letter of interest electronically to Candi Pettit at cpettit@westviewschool.org.