POSITION: TEACHING ASSISTANT, Safe Haven Program
REPORTS TO: Teacher, Save Haven Program
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
The Safe Haven for Children Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. The Teaching Assistant is responsible for supporting the Teacher in providing a basic education curriculum to young persons in the shelter program, including beginning English.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervise students, ensuring teacher-student ratio is always met.
- Assist classroom teacher in his/her preparation, implementation, evaluation and recording of daily lesson plans as directed by the teacher.
- Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus.
- Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the school day.
- Assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the teacher, class social worker or school administrator.
- Actively support the teacher in addressing student behavioral needs, intervening in classroom behavior as needed.
- Monitor and record progress of each student in program database.
- Participate in professional development and other trainings as required.
- Assist with clerical tasks such as student homework collection and correction, progress reports, monthly data, and incident reporting.
- Assist the teacher in providing classroom instruction, covering for the teacher in providing lessons as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Teaching Assistant Certification or a Bachelor’s degree in Education or another behavioral science
- Minimum of 1 year experience working in a school setting or in a community activity involving immigrants, children and/or adolescents; or
- Minimum of 1 year experience in a foster care agency or a related human services agency
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
- Demonstrated ability to supervise students in a school setting
- Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program as presented by the classroom teacher
- Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
- Strong interest in working with immigrant young persons
- Willingness to be involved in a program of professional development
- Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
- Demonstrated ability to work with students, including students with behavioral challenges