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CrossWinds Counseling & Wellness Teaching Assistant in Emporia, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11684140

Summary


The Teaching Assistant provides education to severely emotionally disturbed children, using a combination of evidence-based social emotional curriculum and activity-based learning opportunities to meet the needs of children. This position assists in planning and implementing effective treatment, guiding, and teaching to provide quality care for each child’s social and emotional needs.


Essential Functions


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




+ Creates and maintains a safe and engaging preschool classroom environment.


+ Responsible for maintaining the program’s compliance with KDHE preschool regulations.


+ Monitors and assists classroom aides.


+ Assists Lead Teacher in co-planning daily group curriculum and education.


+ Prepares supportive therapeutic activities and other classroom materials.


+ Prepares weekly nutritious snack menus; stocks needed snack supplies.


+ Assists with relationship building, appropriate expression of emotions and social interactions.


+ Maintains communication with preschool families.


+ Completes daily progress notes and record keeping pursuant to CrossWinds regulations and KDHE licensure requirements.




Competencies


+ Education


+ Ethical Conduct


+ Client focused




Work Environment


This job operates in a classroom setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.




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. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented, as necessary.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand; walk; sit; handle objects; grasp and reach for items with hands and arms; manipulate hands and fingers; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Language skills are required, including the ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak the English language. This position also requires the ability to interpret written materials, write reports and business correspondence, and effectively present and respond to questions.




Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


+ This is a part-time position within the hours from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.


+ Will hold a set part-time schedule


+ Can be available to work up to a 40-hour work week when Lead Teacher

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