MS TEACHER ASSISTANT


King Philip Regional Middle School
King Philip Regional School District
Norfolk, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2848781 Application Deadline: September 26, 2017
Posted: September 13, 2017 Starting Date: October 6, 2017

Job Description
SUMMARY: Assist teachers in the special education and regular education classroom with daily activities which support student learning. This is determined by the student’s IEPs and the directives of the teachers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Assist the teacher in routine classroom operations.
Demonstrate an understanding of assigned students’ learning profiles.
Demonstrate initiative and creativity with students and their program.
Follow through with prescribed behavioral management programs.
Maintain classroom environment to support student learning, as directed by the teacher.
Correct students’ work; photocopies materials; keeps logs and records as directed by the
teacher; writes lessons/notes on the board.
Read IEPs of each assigned student.
Implement accommodations on IEP (ie. taking student notes, reading to student,
administering tests orally, etc.).
Act as a laision between regular education teacher and special education teacher to
ensure continuity of service.
Prepare to assist students in specific subject areas according to the requirements of the
IEPs and the demands of the content area classes.
Ensure content area requirements are noted in student’s plan book and the teacher is
aware of same requirements.
Available and ready to assist the special education and regular education teachers as
needed to support student learning.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students in the absence of the teacher for brief discrete periods of time.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of an associate’s degree and enrollment in a bachelor’s program at an accredited college/university. Previous experience with special education students.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, parents, students, and administrators.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to develop and interpret graphs, tables, and charts.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work with assigned special education student population. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Committee policies.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to bend at the neck more than the average person. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment. Occasionally will assist in physical management of students.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to King Philip Regional Middle School!

The mission of the King Philip Regional School District is to pursue educational excellence in an environment that fosters individual worth, self-respect, and respect for others.

Equal Opportunity Employer
King Philip Regional School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the King Philip Regional School District are hereby notified that this district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, homeless status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ancestry in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the King Philip Regional School District's compliance with the regulation implementing Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 is directed to contact the Superintendent of Schools who has been designated by the King Philip Regional School District to coordinate the district's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADA, and Section 504.

Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Please be advised that King Philip's offer of employment is contingent upon you submitting and successfully passing a fingerprint-based background check consistent with new state law requirements set forth in Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012. Should you fail to submit or fail to pass the background check, King Philip reserves its right to withdraw its offer of employment to you.

    Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Susan Gilson, MS Principal
    18 King Street
    Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056
    Phone: 508-541-7324
    Fax: 508-541-3467
    Email: gilsons@kingphilip.org