Teacher Aide

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George Junior Republic Union Free SD

Teacher Aide Job Description


Minimum Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)

·         Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)

·         Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

·         State Education Department Fingerprint Clearance


Preferred: BS or AAS degree in related field, previous experience


Hours: 38.75 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 7:45am – 3:30pm  Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program.  This is a ten month position (September – June)


Supervised by: Behavioral Instruction Specialist


Objectives of Position:

·         To help create and maintain a safe, healthful and therapeutic environment for all children in our care

·         To help implement each child’s individual education plan under guidance from the classroom teacher

·         To provide positive role models for children attending school at The George Junior Republic Union Free School District

·         To ensure that the basic psychological needs of the children for nurturing, structure, guidance and counseling are met


Reesponsibilities of the Job:

·         Be present and punctual on assigned work day

·         Know the whereabouts of children assigned to your classroom at all times.  Report missing children to the office immediately

·         Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values

·         Guide and assist children in the following areas:

o   Use of appropriate language and topics of conversation

o   Use of appropriate table manners

o   Maintenance of clean and neat classroom and school environment

o   Constructive use of time between activities

o   Appropriate social conduct and interaction with peers and adults

·         Help children develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews, and use of appropriate constructive consequences

·         Be where children are, walk with them to and from meals, to physical education, and other activities, so as to provide support

·         Escort students to all appointments, meals, etc.  No student may leave the school building unescorted, regardless of their campus level

·         Supervise children’s manners and behavior at breakfast and lunch at Ewald Dining Center

·         Participate with children in all scheduled activities, i.e. Physical Education, Art, Computer Lab, etc

·         Help children with their daily assignments, in support of your classroom teacher

·         Prepare daily log, discipline referrals, or significant incident reports as required

·         Help children abide by all classroom rules, school policies and procedures and all The George Junior Republic UFSD policies and procedures

·         Appropriate use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques, including physical restraint as trained, when necessary

·         Perform other duties as assigned

·         Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophies of The George Junior Republic UFSD


Responsibility of Teacher’s Aide to Teacher:

·         You are to take guidance and direction from your teacher, both academic and behaviorial

·         Your teacher will assign academic duties which are appropriate. These may include:

o   Photocopying

o   Grading of objective assignments

o   Recording grades

o   Obtain information from IEP file

o   Your assistance with instruction

·         The teacher will implement the behavior modification plan which is to be used in the classroom. They will also direct the need for resolution. (How long a child remains outside the classroom environment after intervention.)

·         Aides are responsible to let their teacher know where they are at all times.

·         When you are scheduled to prepare with your teacher, the teacher will instruct the time. (This is not automatically break time for you.)

·         When your teacher is absent and no substitute is provided you will execute the lesson plans provided.

·         You are responsible to your teacher from 2:30 to 3:00. If your teacher has no assignment for you at this time you will to report to the Behavior Instruction Specialist




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