Teacher Assistant – Special Education – Point Pleasant Elementary Job at Anne Arundel County Public Schools – 3.7 Anne Arundel County, MD

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Performs duties under the direction of the classroom teacher and/or service provider to provide support and assist with the instructional program within the assigned school with specific responsibility for assisting in supervision and instruction of students with disabilities; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and assisting students by providing for special health care needs and behavioral and social/emotional needs. Performs extensive and detailed data collection and documentation of each essential duty. The position may be 10 or 12 months depending on assignment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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1. Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the classroom teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.

2. Assists in implementing instructional programs and lesson plans and provides instruction to students in a variety of individual and group activities.

3. Participates in the implementation of the IEP goals and behavioral plans by the IEP team for students with behavioral needs or other special conditions.

4. Performs clerical tasks to assist in the preparation of instructional materials.

5. Maintains data collection and documentation of activities, assignments and assistance provided to students.

6. Attends meetings, professional development, medical and behavioral trainings.

7. May assist with administering immediate first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional (e.g. diapering, tube feeding, colostomy bags, medication, etc.), assists students with personal care tasks, including but not limited to, bathroom, clothing, hygiene, and toileting, and applies and removes physical therapy appliances as instructed by the service provider according to the IEP plan.

8. Assists students with mobility needs such as lifting and positioning, in and out of wheelchairs; loading and unloading on the bus; transporting students in their wheelchairs in and around school and on field trips.

9. Assists students with accessing their electronic communicators, switches, pointers, feeder, etc.

10. Assists with pre-lunch and lunch activities and monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate.


  • Some experience working with students with disabilities is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable patience and the ability to work with students who have physical, cognitive and behavior challenges.
  • Willingness to learn and implement instructional methods, strategies, and techniques to assists teachers
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.
  • Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Ability to meet IEP goals and/or district benchmarks.
  • Ability to present and/or reinforce leaning concepts.
  • Ability to ensure equipment is connected and functioning properly
  • Demonstrated proficiency with business software (e.g. Video/Web Conferencing, Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook and/or PowerPoint preferred).
  • Ability to employ business technology tools (e.g. email, AACPS Intranet, electronic benefits enrollment tools and other electronic tools implemented in the future).
  • Successful completion of all required tests.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for Employment in Grade 6 as a New Hire or Transfer:

In addition to all the requirements of Grade 5 listed above:

  • Successful completion of 30 semester hour credits earned after July 1, 1993 from a Regionally Accredited college or university.

Qualifications Requirements for Title I Facilities:

  • New hires or transfers who have successfully achieved the Highly-Qualified ParaEducator status through successful completion of the ParaPro assessment or post-secondary education in accordance with the mandated requirements for Title I and/or relevant laws in place are eligible for placement at grade 6. However, placement in grade 6 is contingent on having met the aforementioned requirements and the school’s Title I status. Grade placement may be reduced if the school no longer qualifies as Title I and/or you voluntarily transfer to a non-Title I Teacher Assistant position.

Career Ladder Requirements

Eligibility for Consideration for Advancement from Grade 5 to Grade 6:

  • Successful completion of 30 semester hour credits earned after July 1, 1993 from a Regionally Accredited college or university.
  • Consistent maintenance of an effective and orderly work environment.
  • Consistent compliance with general office procedures such as (a) standards contained in the AACPS Employee Handbook; (b) demonstration of discretion and excellent customer service; and (c) regular and punctual attendance.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform extensive walking, standing, carrying, climbing, bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, and lifting and the ability to exert force required to twist/turn equipment tools required to perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to move, and position self to move in, under, over or through mobility/medical equipment, in confined spaces.

Established: 7/1/2014

About the Company

Company: Anne Arundel County Public Schools – 3.7

Company Location:  Anne Arundel County, MD

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