One to One Program Aide- Caminos

Baltimore, Maryland, United States Full-time

One to One/ Program Aide

Reports to: Education Coordinator

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Last date reviewed: 7/20/2017

 

Position Summary:

 

The One to One/Program Aide works with an instructional team consisting of a special education/general education teacher and other support staff assigned to the classroom or students. The One to One/Aide will work to support the program, ensuring consistency for an identified child or children throughout the day. This individual provides instructional and/or behavioral support for a child/children with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or a transitional plan using research-based strategies under the day to day supervision of the special education or general education teacher. The One to One/Aid will also assist the teacher with preparation and reinforcing of classroom instruction. The One to One/Aide may also deliver evidence based programs designed for support staff under the direction of a teacher. The role of a One to One/Aide is a flexible position and the role may vary as the needs of the student population change.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with both Board of Child Care and Office of Refugee Resettlement Policy and Procedures relating to the care and supervision of Unaccompanied Children.  This includes knowledge of legal background and authority governing the practice as related to working with Unaccompanied Children.
  • Provides individualized behavior and academic supports as prescribed in the Individualized Education Program or as directed by administration.
  • Collects data toward specific goals and objectives in the prescribed manner, utilizing the required format.
  • Assists the teacher(s) in preparing for and implementing supplemental aids and services along with individualized instruction which support the Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives.
  • Supports instructional programs, field trips, and student activities by maintaining a high level of engagement while interacting with students, leading small groups, and completing other instructional tasks as requested by the teacher.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to effectively implement student Individualized Education Programs.
  • Consults supervisor regarding individualized behavioral and instructional strategies appropriate for students with disabilities.
  • Accepts guidance and direction from assigned classroom teacher, while supporting planning, instruction and IEP implementation.
  • Adheres to all polices, practices and expectations for a professional and learning environment.
  • Remains knowledgeable of best practices in the field of special education.
  • Maintains accurate and complete data collection, records, files, etc. as required by Strawbridge policies and federal, state and local laws.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff/faculty meetings, Interdisciplinary Meetings, staff/teacher meetings, Planning Conferences, in-service training programs, etc.
  • Employs provided electronic tools for attendance (e.g. Jupiter Grades), leave reporting (e.g. ADP), etc.
  • Observes and assesses student behavior to establish and maintain discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning.
  • Communicates respectfully with students when academic and behavioral problems arise
  • Demonstrates knowledge of students’ Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and consistently implements Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP).
  • Maintains a safe physical environment conducive to learning.
  • Implements school-wide behavior management system.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with cultural patterns existing within a community that may affect the behavior of students.
  • Establishes relationships with students on a group and individual basis, gaining their confidence and trust and imparting a sense of security.
  • Ensures a safe, clean, attractive and engaging classroom.
  • Fosters tolerance and a sense of community in classrooms, modeling and explicitly teaching acceptance and appreciation of others.
  • Monitors students in hallways, cafeteria, specials and all areas inside and outside the classroom.
  • Maintains confidentiality by keeping all information about children and their families in strictest confidence.
  • Fulfills the standards of professionalism including appropriate dress, attendance, personal device use, and timeliness.
  • Assist children with personal hygiene, meals, and other activities of daily living as needed.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a Valid Driver’s License

Competencies:

  • Accountability for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Attitude towards Honesty
  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Flexible
  • Energetic, both physically and mentally
  • Understanding of PBIS
  • Data Collection
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Behavior Management
  • Handling Stress
  • Human Awareness
  • Internal Self Control
  • Persistence
  • Problem Management
  • Results Orientation

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

N/A

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

This job may also require being present at other locations on campus including the gym, greenhouse and cafeteria. In some instances, this job may require off-site work supporting students in the community.

In the nature of being at a residential and school living environment, there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physically intervene and restrain students, male and female, as necessary.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This position follows Baltimore County School System for inclement weather.

Travel

May require traveling to vocation or work stations to supervise students.

Required Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma
  • One year of experience in education, clinical mental health, or related field.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A. degree from an accredited college or university in education or a related field or successful related experience and at least 30 credits toward an A.A. degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in education, clinical mental health, or related field.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Effective and professional communication skills required to engage with teachers, staff, and students
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Able to work cooperatively with others.
  • TCI
  • CPR/First Aid
  • CPS
  • TB
  • Physical
  • Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
  • Drug Screening (Pre-employment and Random)

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

To be reviewed at time of employment interview

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The Board of Child Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply for vacancies as appropriate.