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Classroom Support Assistant

Job Details

Edgewood - Columbus, GA
$10.80 - $11.06 Hourly

Description

Job Summary:
Incumbent assists the classroom teacher in providing service in meeting the Individualized Education Plan goals of a child with a disability.
Major Responsibilities/Activities:
• Collaborate with Disability/Mental Health Specialist to identify children with disabilities.
• Participate on the Multidisciplinary Individualized Education Program (IEP) Committee.
• Attend scheduled IEP Committee Meetings.
• Provide one-on-one support to children with disabilities in all settings.
• Implement IEP goals, following teacher established lesson plans.
• Assist teaching staff with observation records of the children they are assigned.
• Assist teaching staff with lesson plan activities for the children that they are assigned.
• Rotate within a center, working with children in different classrooms.
• Provide support to classroom teaching staff to maintain ratio of 20:2 for four year olds and 17:2 for three year olds.
• Assist teaching staff with diapering and potty training.
• Perform other duties assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
• Minimum High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
• Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
• Minimum one year experience with children three to five years of age
• Ability to read and implement strategies as outlined in Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for children
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
Essential Mental Functions:
• Ability to demonstrate good communication, problem solving and planning and facilitation skills.
Essential Physical Functions: Incumbent is regularly required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand, climb, balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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