Teacher's Aide

Location: Redford, MI

Department: Education Services

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


A Teacher’s Aide assists the Assistant Director of the Education Services and special education teachers by helping to provide individual and group instruction to the children in the residential department; provide a classroom environment that is conducive to learning; assists with assessments and curriculum development.


To be successful a Teacher’s Aide must be able to do the following always:

1. Assist department staff with the assessment process, fill out daily reports, maintain supplies; perform general office and administrative duties for the department; prepare the classroom before classes and clean up after.
2.Assist with the development, planning and implementation of individualized and group lesson plans based on assessment data; work with agency staff to meet the educational needs of the children.
3. Provide individual and group educational assistance and tutoring; assist children with school assignments and completing their homework; work with group treatment teams to create a structured learning environment; provide regular feedback on student progress to education, clinical, and residential teams.
4. Assist agency staff with monitoring the behavior and academic success of children to ensure they stay focused and on task; assist with providing leadership and maintaining discipline of children; provide assistance with controlling disruptive behavior using agency approved methods of de-escalation and crisis intervention.
5. Operate within agency policies and procedures as outlined in department handbooks and the Employee Handbook.
6. Facilitate and coordinate instruction and provide supervision for the virtual academy as well as other classrooms, as needed.


Education and Experience:         

-Bachelor’s degree and teaching certification preferred; or
-Bachelor’s degree and related teaching or curriculum experience; or
-Associates degree with related teaching or curriculum experience.
-Experience working with serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk youth males between the ages of 6 – 18 preferred.


The Knowledge of:

-Computer and software applications (Windows, MS Office, Internet applications, Parent Connect, etc.) necessary to perform the duties of the position.
-Methods for providing differentiated instruction to at-risk children.
-The behavior patterns of youth and methods of interacting with and redirecting children.


The Skills and Ability to:

-Effectively tutor serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk children.
-Design, plan, and implement lesson plans for individuals and small groups of children.
-Evaluate and document children’s response to tutoring and progress towards goals.
-Utilize established assessment systems and educational programs (Reading A-Z, Read About, etc.)
-Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
-Relate to youth and gain their respect and confidence.
-Manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
-Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
-Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
-Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
-Attend agency trainings and maintain necessary certifications.


The work environment described here is representative of those that an employee will typically encounter during a normal shift.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work involves rotating between workstations where children are studying and requires walking or standing for extended periods of time in a residential or office setting.
Employees are subject to the physical and emotional behavior of the youths that may involve adversarial or hostile situations.


Other Information

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge, skill and ability typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  It is not an employment contract.  Our agency reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.


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