Teacher's Aide - Institute for Child Development
Category: Support Staffs Non-Exempt
Department: Institute for Child Development
Locations: Vestal, NY
Posted: Jul 17, 2021
Closes: Dec 31, 2021 - 11:59 PM EST
Position ID: 133766
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About the Institute for Child Development:
The Institute for Child Development (ICD) is an organization dedicated to
improving the independence, achievement, and well-being of individuals with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Located on the Binghamton University campus,
the ICD has been providing services to children and their families for over 40
years. The Children's Unit for Treatment and Evaluation (CUTE), a New York
State Approved Special Education Program (ages 5-11) and New York State
Approved Early Intervention Provider Agency (birth through age 3), is one of
ICD's many service programs. Our staff consists of devoted special education
teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, teacher
assistants, school psychologists, board certified behavior analysts, clinical
psychologists, and paraprofessional staff who work together to meet the needs
of the children and families we serve. The selected candidate will work as
part of our dynamic team at CUTE providing center-based services to children
with ASD and related emotional and behavioral needs.
This is a high energy, fast paced environment with physically active students
and our staff are required at times to move quickly from one activity to
another. The student activities can occur on the floor, in chairs, during
physical education and outdoors, therefore we are looking for applicants that
have a lot of energy and are able to move at the students pace.
A. Assist teachers in providing instruction and care to children enrolled in
the Children's Unit.
Implement individualized educational programs
Objectively evaluate child behavior and performance
Teach self-help and/or caring for daily living skills i.e., toileting, eating
Relate well to children
Treat each child with dignity and respect
Ensure the physical safety of the children and fellow staff members
Accept feedback non-defensively and act on same in timely manner
Assist with computer-aided instruction as requested
B. Assist teachers in the development of instructional materials.
Make and/or organize necessary materials i.e., flash cards, pictures, worksheets
Generate novel materials based on child characteristics and/or needs
C. Actively participate in the organization and maintenance of the classroom
Organize materials and monitor the availability and condition of classroom materials.
Maintain neat and clean classroom (clean desks, reshelf books, etc.)
Decorate bulletin boards, etc., as appropriate for time of year, lesson content, etc.
Maintain hygienic standards (cleanliness, food storage and preparation, etc.)
D. Assist in the organization and monitoring of Unit supplies and materials.
Assist in routine inventory
Assist in storage of supplies and materials
Assist in distribution of supplies and materials
E. Assist with the wide variety of day-to-day activities necessary for the
smooth functioning of the Children's Unit.
Help escort children to and from buses
Shop for food and pick up supplies from local vendors
Assist in reorganizing furniture and other periodic maintenance tasks
Launder clothing soiled by activities
Learn and utilize basic functions on Unit computer system
Participate in in-service training
Participate in staff/parent meetings as requested
Ability to maintain professional conduct.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team teaching environment.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time while working with
Participate in all habilitive, self-help, and emotional development
programs as requested
Good organizational skills.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION:
Teacher's aides will be supervised by the special education teachers and
periodically observed and evaluated by The Director of Educational
Services. In addition, consultation on program development, data
evaluation and related responsibilities will be held weekly. Excellent
experience for graduate school applicants and those preparing for the
High school diploma.
Must be fluent and easily understood in English with very good
articulation to accommodate the communication and comprehension needs of
the children served.
Must be able to proficiently read, write, and comprehend written text and
communicate in written form in English as the primary means of
understanding and implementing child education plans and providing
Must have normative vision, hearing, strength, and agility in order to
meet routine and emergency needs and safety of children and fellow staff.
Capability to lift and carry a 50-pound child a minimum distance of 100 feet
Capability to quickly move from floor sitting position to running to retrieve a child who may run away
During the interview process all candidates will be asked to lift a 50 lb mannequin and carry it about 20 feet after signing a waiver.
College degree or course work in education or psychology desired.
Experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Must be able to demonstrate, via written exam in English, competency of
Unit policies and procedures as presented in Staff Manual.
The exam must be passed (proficiency 90%) within the first month of
employment. Failure to do so results in immediate probation. If the exam
is not passed by the end of the 2nd month of employment, employment status
will be affected. Exams will be administered a maximum of 3 times per
Per State Education Department regulations all employees are subject to
clearance through the State Central Register of Child Abuse/Maltreatment
and fingerprint supported criminal history background check.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE SAFEGUARDS
The ICD physical facilities are utilized by individuals from the
University and the community, therefore we cannot guarantee that areas
within ICD are allergen free.
All staff members are required to use vinyl or latex gloves to meet
required safety and hygiene standards.
ENTRY LEVEL ANNUAL SALARY : $24,000.00
HOURS : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30AM - 4:00PM, Tuesday 8:30AM -
4:30PM, Friday 8:30AM - 3:30PM
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