Youth Opportunity Center
  • - Support w/Contact
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • 13.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • See employee benefits page: http://www.yocinc.org/careers/employee-benefits-package/

Title: EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT / INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE


Qualifications:
• Must be twenty-one (21) years of age of older
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalency and at least 2 years of college with a major in an education-related field of study. Bachelor's degree in education and experience in childcare or teaching preferred.
• Upstanding citizen in the community
• Must pass a complete Criminal History Background Check and Drug Screen
• Valid Driver's License
• Must possess the appropriate character, attitude, and moral values to be a positive role model for the children in our care.
• Must possess highly developed communication and interpersonal skills in order to relate to students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators.
• Must possess strong computer application skills


Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as values a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.


Responsibilities:

  • Works under the direction of the classroom teacher to assist individual students with classroom assignments, tasks, and homework assigned by the teacher; assists students in small groups and individual learning situations. 
  • When assigned to the classroom, helps with supervision and monitoring of the class while the teacher works with groups or individual students.
  • Provides instructional assistance to those students participating in a homework exchange with their home school. Helps to ensure assignments are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Provides instructional assistance to those residents who need help with basic academic skills, independent living skills, and/or vocational skills. Gathers instructional materials and resources, provides instruction and engages the resident in tasks and activities to practice their skills, and reviews completed work. 
  • Works collaboratively with the YOC Educational Liaison and Education Liaison Secretary to ensure all resident academic needs are met and communication is proactive, positive, and thorough to all school personnel. 
  • Utilizes creative educational games, interventions, and interactions to engage the students in learning. 
  • Works under the direction of the assigned teacher / administrator to help implement the student's individual education plan (IEP), as applicable.
  • Maintains a general knowledge of the assigned students' / residents' treatment issues, treatment goals, and behavior plans and helps to implement interventions and strategies to assist in meeting their individual needs.
  • Assists the classroom teacher or assigned supervisor with developing educational packets, planning for educational games and activities, gathering supplies and materials, etc. 
  • Assists the program supervisor in planning and implementing the daily schedule, including programming and activities, to ensure constructive activities occur during holidays, school breaks, summer vacation, etc. 
  • Supports the teachers and supervisors in providing positive learning opportunities for the students.
  • Performs lunchtime, restroom, recreation and transition time supervision for all assigned students/residents. Attends, participates, and helps provide supervision during field trips, as assigned. 
  • Performs student health and safety related tasks necessary for particular students, as needed. This may include administering to the physical needs of the student, providing basic health care services and/or sanitary services, and taking other actions reasonably necessary to prevent harm or injury.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention during emergency situations.
  • Provides timely and accurate documentation such as incident reports, positive point sheets, behavior plans, treatment plan input forms, behavior intervention forms, etc. 
  • Provides positive customer service to parents, families, placing agents, teachers, administrators, and other identified customers. 
  • Has knowledge of Youth Opportunity Center policies, procedures, treatment programs, and cottage/unit/classroom rules and implements them on a consistent basis.
  • Assists the classroom teacher or assigned supervisor with clerical duties, as needed.
  • This person has direct contact on a regular and continuing basis with children.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned.



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