The Preschool Classroom Teacher’s Assistant will be responsible for classroom activities and one-to-one audition, speech and language work as a cooperative teacher’s Assistant working with the Preschool Classroom teacher, speech/language pathologist and Co-Directors of Clarke Jacksonville. The classroom may have as many as 5 to 8 children with hearing-impairments.
- To create an environment which fosters independence, confidence, creativity, respect for materials and the people in the environment and is conducive to enjoyment in learning.
- To facilitate children’s interaction with a curriculum which is child-centered, based on basic principles of child development, and will provide children with problem-solving skills and a foundation for acquiring knowledge which is more content-related in the elementary years.
- To provide a comfortable, supportive environment for parents in which they are respected, encouraged to observe their children, and supported in their efforts to parent their hearing-impaired children.
- To observe children in the classroom and record information related to all aspects of the child’s developmental profile to be used later in reports.
- To maximize opportunities for auditory and language learning in the classroom.
- To facilitate children’s communication in the classroom and ensure carryover of activities between the classroom and individualized sessions.
- The role of the classroom Teacher’s Assistant is primarily to assist the classroom teacher with facilitating and observing in the classroom.
- To engage individual and small groups of students, on a daily basis, in activities that contributes to the development of auditory and spoken language skills.
- To assist Preschool Teacher with preparing materials for the classroom at the beginning of the program and to assist in reorganizing the classroom at the end of the school day.
- To assist Preschool Teacher with playground supervision and indoor supervision of playtime during inclement weather.
Qualifications necessary for this position include:
- an educational background and experience in early childhood education
- training in auditory/oral education of hearing-impaired children and/or experience in parent counseling is preferred.
- High School graduate and experience with children required
- Bachelor studies in Early Childhood Education preferred.
- Day care courses are accepted.
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Manager, Human Resources, Andrea Harkins , BS, SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.