16 days old

Teaching Assistant

Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Are you pursing a teaching career? Have you ever thought of doing something with special education? Well now is your chance, come and see how creative and unique school can be at LifeScape! Monday - Fridays schedule that gives you time to enjoy life, all while helping empower others!

Job Description

This position provides care and support for children receiving an education and support in the Specialty School in accordance with the organization's Mission and Core Values, utilizing Person-Centered Practices as appropriate.

Provide care and support for children or young adults with disabilities:

  • Assist with dietary and hygiene needs, positioning, and transferring, according to each individual's appropriate need for assistance
  • Assist individuals develop their daily living/learning capabilities to the appropriate individual level in residential, classroom and/or employment environments
  • Assist in community integration according to individual care and support goals and objectives
  • Assist with learning, recreational and/or production activities
  • Assist with transportation needs of individuals as needed
  • Follow and implement care plan, assisting in the acquisition of resources required to achieve the individual's goals
  • Assist in emergencies
  • Provide training to ensure safety for daily activities
  • Attend and actively participate in required meetings
  • Attend, complete, and maintain trainings as required
  • Float as assigned from one environment to another
  • Assist the Special Education Teacher and Lead Teaching Assistant in classroom management
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Meet all reporting, communication, and documentation requirements:
  • Collect, report, and document all applicable care and support information, using appropriate forms
  • Communicate changes in supports/services and training objectives in the service plan, as well as any significant changes/concerns in the individual's life, to team members
  • Report and document allegations/observations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation according to established policies and procedures
  • Report vehicle accidents
  • Maintain records necessary for Individual Education Plan (IEP) and attend meetings if requested

Job Requirements

High school diploma or GED equivalency is required. Must be 18 years of age or older. Valid driver's license with clean driving record. May require training/testing to drive accessible vehicle. Prior experience working with children or adults with disabilities or challenging behaviors preferred. Successful completion and certification in training provided by agency within specific time allotment required.

LifeScape is an Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

Posted: 2020-10-05 Expires: 2020-11-03
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