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Teacher Assistant Iii – Special Education- J. Martin Jacquet Ms

Job in Fort Worth - Tarrant County - TX Texas - USA
Company: Fort Worth ISD
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-29
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Special Education, Special Education Assistant, Teacher Assistant/ Paraprofessional
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Teacher Assistant III – Special Education- J. MARTIN JACQUET MS 17986-4    
Position Purpose


Provides instructional assistance to students under the direct supervision of a certified teacher; assists in preparing, conducting, and managing classroom activities.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Instruction

  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, science, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, and so forth.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assists students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living, and helps students achieve their maximum potential to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.


  • Classroom Management

  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to prevent and address disruptions, to ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and to ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Performs designated medical health procedures prescribed by physician (such as catheterization, gastronomics, administer O); assists students with all physical functions (toileting, diapering, writing, eating, walking, sitting, standing) as needed; moves and positions students as directed by teacher.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.


  • Administrative

  • Constructs, distributes, copies and uses educational materials as needed.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Parent Involvement

  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.


  • Personal Work Relationships

  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.


  • Other Duties as Assigned

  • Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance with Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.


  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, and communication skills for children.
  • Knowledge of District policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, educational, and/or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish supportive and compassionate relationships with students with special needs.
  • Ability to assist students with daily living functions (toileting, diapering, writing, eating, walking, sitting, standing).
  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.



  • Travel Requirements

  • Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.


  • Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment.
  • Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse and reaching; frequent walking, including walking with a sense of urgency.
  • Lifting: Regular moderate lifting and carrying (less than 40 pounds); may lift students weighing in excess of 50 lbs. when necessary; may restrain students when necessary.
  • Environment: Works in a standard office setting and school building environment; works inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise; regularly required to listen and speak; this position may involve exposure to blood or body fluids; requires occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
  • Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions; works irregular and/or prolonged hours; works with students with physical, emotional, educational, and/or intellectual disabilities.


  • Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education: Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency required; see Highly Qualified section below for additional requirements.
  • Experience: A. OR B. below:
  • 3 years’ FWISD-approved experience working with students or parents as a TA I, or TA II,
  • OR
  • Both a. AND b. below:2 years’ FWISD-approved experience working with students or parents as a TA III, AND 30 or more college hours from an accredited college or university with emphasis on child growth and development or related subject areas.
  • Highly Qualified: A. AND B. below (additional FWISD standards to comply with Title I, Part A).
  • Must have satisfied one of the following requirements:Associate’s degree or higher from accredited college or university, OR 48 or more college hours from accredited college or university, OR Pass the ParaEducator Training with a score of 75 or better.
  • Obtain an Educational Aide III Certificate.
  • Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred in some settings.


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