Teacher's Aide, FT Days, The Lourie Center School

Rockville, MD
Jun 25, 2019
Sep 11, 2019
Full Time
The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness is a private, non-profit agency with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training. The Lourie Center has four core programs serving children birth through age 12 and their families: Head Start, The Lourie Center School, The Therapeutic Nursery Program and Parent-Child Clinical Services.

The Teachers Aide:
provides individual instruction to the assigned child with the goal of increasing the child's level of independence
Assists the teacher in the development and preparation of materials to be used with this child
Assists the child during group activities
Assists the teacher and the interdisciplinary team in the formulation and implementation of psycho-therapeutic and behavior management strategies for this child in the program
Assist teacher in development of Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Plan for assigned child
If requested, accompanies, participates or observes the child in therapy sessions: and, within the classroom facilitates the child's progress toward academic and social-emotional goals
Records observational data on student behavior at the predesignated intervals in collaboration with the teacher and interdisciplinary team
Available to restrain child in the child control position
Reads the child's reports and IEP
Participates in the school's interdisciplinary team meetings, workshops and other selected Lourie Center staff meetings
Continues professional education in special education or a related discipline by attending internal or external workshops, conferences, and/or coursework
Performs other duties as assigned by the teacher, especially when the designated child is absent or progressing enough that constant physical guidance or proximity is no longer necessary. When the teacher is absent the aide's specific role and tasks are designated by the teacher in advance and performed in collaboration with the Teacher Assistant for the day
Must have the ability to relate positively and sensitively to LCS children
Must be able to interact positively with other LCS team members

Qualified candidates will possess:
Bachelor's degree in education, child development, psychology or related discipline.
Basic knowledge of child development is required.
Minimum of one year work experience with special needs children (i.e. school, camp, counselor, child care work, college practicum experiences, etc).
Active BLS CPR card

Work Schedule:

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