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Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4009630 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 17, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools seeks qualified applicants for the following position

The autism assistant will:
  1. Maintain a high level of reinforcement for appropriate behaviors.
  2. Implement a behavior management plan.
  3. Assess new behavior problems using ABC analysis.
  4. Develop appropriate materials for instructional programs.
  5. Keep classroom materials organized.
  6. Use necessary data collection strategies.
  7. Follow classroom daily schedule.
  8. Develop programs or task analysis as per request.
  9. Promote communication in all activities.
  10. Insure student in continually engaged in productive activities.
  11. Use strategies of applied behavior analysis such as promoting, fading, shaping and chaining.
  12. Ensure student is engaged in appropriate balance of leisure and work activities.
  13. Maintain confidentiality.
  14. Be responsive to parents.
  15. Function as integration facilitator and fosters independence without allowing students to fail.
  16. Collaborates with staff, specialists, and other children to incorporate into regular activities.
  17. Perform any other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor, designee, or Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Special Education Supervisor and Building Principal.

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit D contract.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 2

Welcome to Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center!

Fort Meadow provides an integrated language based program serving preschool children. Each year approximately 200 children are enrolled in the program which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All of the staff is highly qualified as defined by NCLB (No Child Left Behind). Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center Mission Statement The Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center provides a nurturing learning environment that is dedicated to enhancing the developmental needs of children of all abilities through cooperative interactions with families, teachers and staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
<b>REQUIREMENTS:</b> <ul><li>Associates degree in education, psychology, communication disorders or related field required. Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, communication disorders or related field preferred. <li>Experience working with children with developmental disabilities. <li>Good communications skills in order to work with students, staff and parents. <li>Ability to assist students with self-care. This position may involve some toileting. <li>Restraint training required - will be provided upon hire.</ul> <b>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the office. Work is moderate in nature with regular lifting of up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be outstanding when working with student services.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of issues in your groups?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Jonathan Scagel
    35 White Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6422
    Fax: 413-572-6540
    Email: jonathan.scagel@schoolsofwestfield.org