Teacher Aide - Arts Academy Elementary Charter School
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional
Job Location: Arts Academy Elementary Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Arts Academy Elementary Charter School
Allentown, PA 18101
Telephone: 610-841-4560 EXT 1201
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Job Description:
Paraprofessional

Job Summary

Paraprofessionals provide instructional and behavioral support to students under the direction of a certified teacher, in the general education or special education classroom setting. Paraprofessionals assist with the supervision of students during transition times, such as arrival and dismissal, lunch and recess; or as individuals to provide an escort to the bathroom, nurse, front office, etc. 

Responsibilities and Duties
  • As per the student’s IEP, assist student with any supports/ modifications needed to access facilities and curriculum, including physical support and adapted teaching materials 
  • Keeping notes of the child’s progress as prescribed in his or her IEP
  • Help teachers with daily tasks 
  • Work alongside the student making sure the environment is safe, nurturing and academically stimulating.
  • Monitor any change in moods or behaviors.
  • Support and/or assist the student(s) to become as independent as possible and to display socially acceptable behaviors in the school environment
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining the established routines and procedures of the school an/or the classroom assigned. 
  • Assist students with meeting academic and/or behavioral goals. 
  • Assist students with any supports/ modifications needed to access facilities and curriculum, including physical support and adapted teaching materials. 
  • Support a positive educational climate in which students can learn.
  • Participate in required, school-provided 20 hours of Professional Development as required by PA Department of Education.
  • Assist in the supervision of students during arrival, dismissal, lunch, recess and/or 
  • Assist the teacher in preparing materials for class activities.
  • Additional tasks as requested by administration.
  • Paraprofessionals with an education degree and/or certification will function as a substitute for teachers as needed.
 
Reports to: Principal

Job Qualifications
  • High school diploma required.
  • Degree and/or certification in elementary education preferred.
  • Experience in child care/academic setting preferred.
  • ESL and Special Education background a plus.
 
This is a Full Time, 10 month position offering Benefit package including Medical, Dental, and Vision. Salary $24,000 -30,000 dependent on level of college degree. 

Acts 24, 31, 68, 114 and 151 clearances and Physical and TB test on PA State Standard form will be required to be completed prior to the first day of employment. 
 
To be considered for an interview the following documents must be submitted: 
  • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
  • Federal Criminal History Record Information

The following documents will be required prior to the first day of employment: 
  • Physical Examination completed within one year on the PA State Standard form.
  • TB test results completed by a doctor on the PA State Standard form.  
 
Please visit our website and apply online at:https://www.artsacademyecs.org/

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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