Assistant Teacher II (High School)
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.At the Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus High School, our mission is to empower students with diverse abilities to learn and develop lifelong skills while providing a safe and nurturing educational environment staffed by highly skilled, collaborative and dedicated professionals working in partnership with the home, workplace and community.Our 11-month program focuses on building essential skills based on standards and curricula identified by the Maryland State Department of Education. In addition, instruction in art, music, physical education and fitness, health, life and social skills, career exploration and development and vocational skills round out the course of study.We are a nonpublic special education day program approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.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"A' level or higher for PCM) according to the timeline established within the departmental policy.