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DATE ADDED: Sat 13/10/2018

Special Education Instructional Assistant

Litchfield, USA
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COMPANY: CONNECTICUT JUNIOR REPUBLIC

Job Description

Title: Instructional Assistant

Category: Professionals

Location: Litchfield, CT

Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center (CAVEC)

Schedule: School Day Schedule

Requirements: Associate’s Degree (or equivalent credits), Bachelor’s preferred

POSITION SUMMARY:

The special education Instructional Assistant assists students with special needs under the direction of a certified teacher. They will assist the teacher in general daily classroom activities, help special needs students, cares for their physical, emotional health and safety, affirming their abilities, and strives to promote dignity in all relationships.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center for boys (CAVEC) is located on the Litchfield campus and provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Provide instructional and behavioral support for students.

· Support academic and vocational teachers in developing special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on the individual student, their needs, interests and abilities.

· Assist in enforcing rules of behavior for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.

· Assist teachers/instructors to implement IEPs for specific students.

· Guide students from on are of the program to another.

· Supervise students in common areas.

· Assist students with classroom assignments.

· Alert teachers to problems that may be observed.

· Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.

· Regular and consistent attendance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

· Associates degree (or equivalent - 60 credits); Bachelor degree preferred

· Experience working with students in special education programs.

· Experience with reinforcing and supporting a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs.

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.

CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

· Vacation follows school calendar

· 12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)

· Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)

· Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability

· In-house Clinical Supervision

· Matching 401k to 3%

· Tuition Assistance

· Esteemed History

· Industry Leaders

 

 

Company Description
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.


Role: Special Education Instructional Assistant
Job Type:
Location: Litchfield,

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