Teacher Assistant (STEP Program)

Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Sterling, VA
Jun 19, 2019
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
The STEP Assistant Teacher assists the teacher by performing instructional duties, preparing classroom materials, supervising student behavior, learning and applying specific behavior management techniques, performing clerical duties, administering literacy assessments, and providing assistance with personal hygiene and physical care needs as required.

The work is performed under the guidance and supervision of the teacher.

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:

* Provides individual and group instruction on activities as instructed; implements lesson plans with the teacher.
* Prepares the classroom for meals and activities, assists students on and off the bus, prepares meal counts for the cafeteria staff, and performs clerical tasks, as assigned.
* Collects data and records anecdotal student observations; record keeping and documentation for all information related to each student and family.
* In collaboration with the STEP Teacher, implements behavior modification plans in accordance with the STEP program philosophy and monitors students' safety.
* Supports the administration of literacy assessments to students.

* High School Diploma or GED, and an Early Childhood credential required
* Experience working with preschool age children
* Experience in working with diverse cultures
* Bi-lingual preferred, but not required
* Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrates strong organizational skills

Physical Requirements
The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift,
carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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