Assistant Teacher (Powder Mill Campus-Beltsville, MD)
Overview: The Assistant Teacher will support the teachers who serve a varied population of students. The staff member assists with the implementation of the program as outlined in the IEP of each student. This staff member assists with adapting instruction that meets the individual academic, medical, developmental, and technological needs of the students. This staff member will fulfill all teacher duties and responsibilities in the periodic absence of the teacher. It is understood that this staff member may be expected to assume all teacher duties during extended absences of a teacher. The Powder Mill (Beltsville, MD) campus of Kennedy Krieger School serves students in grades 2-8 who are working toward a high school diploma, and students aged 7-21 who are seeking a certificate of completion. Responsibilities: Assist with the implementation of instruction in accordance with students' IEPs, in cooperation with a supervising teacher, using effective strategies for academic and behavioral success. Prepare for, and participate in parent conferences and interdisciplinary team meetings. Assume responsibilities during after school emergencies including but not limited to student supervision, phone communication, and written documentation. Provide support and leadership for curricular and extra-curricular activities, special events, and projects that support student-life and promote a positive school experience. Complete instructional-related duties as assigned by supervising teachers and administrators. Provide independent instruction, supervision, and classroom management in the absence of the supervising teacher. Implement behavioral protocols/assignments for students during instructional and non-instructional times. Utilize instructional and non-instructional times in a professional manner in keeping with administrative guidelines. Participate in and contribute to in-service training and staff meetings in a professional and collegial manner. Assist with the implementation of technology in instructional design and delivery in accordance with supervising teacher's directions. Qualifications: EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree is required. EXPERIENCE: Previous experience working with children with developmental disabilities is highly preferred. RELATED TRAINING: PCM or CPI training will be provided by the department, according to the individual program requirements. Employee must achieve and maintain certification (at the "Practitioner" level or higher for PCM) according to the timeline established within the departmental policy.