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Job Title: Personal Care Assistant(PCA) /Support Staff
Job Location: Lansdowne
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Vision Academy Charter School
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Telephone: 484-466-2630
Job Description:
Title: Personal Care Assistant
Department: Support Staff (Support Services)
Reports To: Special Education Teacher, Building Principal
The Personal Care Assistant is assigned specifically to a student or group of students who regularly need one on one assistance to maintain appropriate and equitable participation in the school setting. The PCA directly supports the students at the direction of the teacher and is under the general supervision of the program supervisor of special education.
  1. Help prepare, collect, and set-up materials for student participation, following teacher direction.
  2. Provide instructional, behavioral, or physical assistance to students individually or in small groups at the direction of the teacher to reinforce and follow up instruction.
  3. Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher. Check notebooks, correct papers, supervise testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
  4. Assist with such large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and storytelling.
  5. Maintain daily activity logs for your assigned student(s).
  6. Alert regular teachers to any problem or special information about your individual student (s).
  7. Serve as the chief source of information for your assigned students to help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  8. Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  9. Operate and or assist in the use of student mobility devices such as, but not limited to, walker, wheelchair, braces, canes, etc.
  10. Implement and maintain student-specific behavior, medical, emergency, or crisis plans.
  11. Assist in the maintenance of classroom discipline in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  12. Adapt to the student’s mode of communication as necessary for instructional purposes.
  13. Assist students in self-care as assigned by the teacher.
  14. Assist in the implementation of therapy programs developed by speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other support staff.
  15. Participate in staff development training programs as assigned.
  16. Perform other duties that may be assigned by Special Education Teacher (i.e. conduct informal observation of the student in a mainstream classroom, etc.).
  17. Any other duties assigned by the administration or lead teacher.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently bends or twists at the neck and trunk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, reach forward and above the head. The employee must be able to push items of 40 pounds, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/ rearranging furniture. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

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