PRIMARY FUNCTION: To assist the teacher in monitoring and implementing an appropriate and stimulating learning environment for all students in the Davidson School programs. To be a collaborative and contributing member of the education team in order to carry out each child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists teachers and/or clinicians in the implementation of students' IEP goals
Assists in planning and preparation of instructional activities as determined by teacher's lesson plans
Observes and addresses behavioral and educational objectives of students in the classroom according to approved procedures, monitors students during outdoor activities as directed, becomes familiar with student IEP goals, and reports progress regarding student performance and behaviors to supervising teacher
Escorts students to educational areas, lunch, to/from bus/activities, playgrounds, bathrooms, enrichment, and clinical areas
Participates in all program projects and activities
Actively participates in team meetings and other pertinent discussions of students served by Davidson School
As a team member, works towards and maintains effective communication and productive working relationships with all Elwyn staff, parents, and community personnel
Assists in maintaining a clean and safe educational environment for the students
Assists in evacuating students during fire drills, emergencies, and unusual circumstances.
Participates in workshops, in-service, and other professional development activities
Complies with Elwyn and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) expectations regarding paraprofessional job duties and professional development
Assists in classroom activities and with groups, as needed and directed, in the presence of certified personnel
Inputs and accesses information via technology as requested by teachers and clinicians
Ensures the health and safety of students by following established practices and procedures
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and safe crisis management using agency-trained protocols
Completes other duties as assigned
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Teacher; Education Facilitator
CONTACTS: Elwyn staff, parents/guardians, school district personnel and transportation personnel
High School diploma
2 years' experience working with school-age students
Ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner with all team members and Elwyn staff
Ability to use classroom educational materials and methods following IEP goals and strategies
Organizational skills to perform duties and responsibilities efficiently and effectively
Experience with classroom assistive technology desired
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, and written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred
Must be able to perform CPR, and safe crisis management using agency-trained protocols
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.
Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.