Community Development Institute Assistant Teacher in Sandwich, Massachusetts
GENERAL SUMMARY: This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen and bus and/or to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The position contains elements of job descriptions of positions with titles similar classroom aide, bus monitor, janitor and kitchen aide and as a disabilities aide providing support for children with disabilities. PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES: Classroom Aide Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans. Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served. Janitorial Aide Services Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis. Does light yard work or snow removal. Bus Monitor Notifies driver and/or supervisor of any safety issues or concerns. Interacts with children throughout their time on the bus to extend and reinforce classroom learning. Collaborates with the Bus Driver in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle. Addresses child safety and behavioral concerns while the bus is in motion. Ensures that each child is restrained in an appropriate Child Safety Restraint System (CSRS) that is correctly adjusted for the child. Maintenance and Record keeping Assists driver in keeping the interior of the vehicle clean at all times. Assists with cleaning the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows. Maintains accurate record keeping for program requirements. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the Bus Driver. Kitchen Aide Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.). Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities. Disabilities Aide Works with assigned children with disabilities. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs. With direction from professional staff, follows IEP/IFSP. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age. This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit). Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).