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Special Education Teacher Assistant

Company: The Baby Fold
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

You can be part of a special team dedicated to helping children and strengthening the community. Hammitt School is a premier special education facility serving 40 school districts throughout Illinois.BENEFITS:We take good care of our employees so they can take care of our community. Benefits for full time Special Education Teacher Assistants include:Health Insurance (choice of 3 medical plans)Dental & Vision InsuranceRetirement plan (403(b)/ROTH) with employer matchNo cost Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability InsuranceFlexible Spending Plan and Dependent Care PlanPaid Vacation, Personal time, Sick time, and Paid HolidaysTuition ReimbursementEmployee Assistance ProgramNEW - No fee, No credit check $1,500 Line of Credit for medical, mental health, & veterinary servicesNEW - Personalized assistance with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramYear-round salary for all school staff (paid breaks)Discounted Fitness MembershipsAdvancement opportunitiesMentorship and professional development opportunitiesCandidates should expect to receive competitive pay with annual merit increases, abundant training, professional development opportunities, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and promotional opportunities. In addition, our employees receive generous vacation time, personal time, and sick time packages.PAY: $16.41 - $20.51/hour or more, hourly/non-exempt, based on experience, education, and certifications, paid year roundWORK HOURS: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, generally 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, following the school calendarLOCATION: Hammitt has three locations in Normal, IL. The Elementary School is at 108 E Willow St. Hammitt Junior-Senior High School is at 612 Oglesby Ave. in Normal, IL & 403 Kays Drive in Normal, IL.BASIC FUNCTION: The Special Education Teacher Assistant assists the Lead Teacher and other classroom/support staff in providing a comprehensive, trauma-informed education and behavioral program for students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities and/or autism. Classroom assignments may vary based on program needs to include academic, physical education, fine arts, and/or technology settings. Positions now open in our elementary and junior high/high school locations.RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING ASSISTANT:Behavioral and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention: Incorporates trauma-informed practices to create a positive and safe educational environment for students and promote individual learning, growth, and development. Implements the clinical behavioral treatment program according to guidelines, including individualized programming and crisis intervention. Implements the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) program to de-escalate potential and/or actual crises according to guidelines.Social Skills Training: Implements social skills training and integrates social skills curriculum throughout the day.Educational Instruction: Under the direction of the Teacher Therapist, plans, coordinates, evaluates, and implements a comprehensive curriculum which meets the individualized behavioral, academic and social needs of each student enrolled in the classroom and which is directly related to each child's Individualized Educational Plan. Provides classroom instruction under the direction of certified teaching staff.Data Collection and Progress Reporting: Under the direction of the Teacher Therapist, collects, prepares and presents behavioral and academic data on each child in the classroom. Assesses student performance levels (behavioral and academic) and recommends appropriate goals and objectives in the IEP staffing process.Lesson Plans: Under the direction of the Teacher Therapist, develops and implements lesson plans that reflect best practice in specialized educational instruction.REQUIREMENTS TO BE A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER ASSISTANT:Bachelor's Degree required. Bachelor's degree in education or a related field strongly preferred.Valid Driver's license with adequate car insurance and driving record.Ability to obtain and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification through The Baby Fold.Preferred: Current Substitute Teacher licensure with the Illinois State Board of Education Substitute.Preferred: Previous experience working in a public or private special education program with a relevant population.CONTACT US:For questions about The Baby Fold positions or to check the status of your completed application, please contact Human Resources at or .EducationRequiredBachelors or better in Special Education or related field

Keywords: The Baby Fold, Normal , Special Education Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Normal, Illinois

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