The Teacher Aide reports to the Director of the T.K. Martin Center. Responsible for caring and teaching for young children with special needs and interacting positively with staff, parents, and university students.
Salary Grade: 08
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The T.K. Martin Center provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations to remove limitations through the application of assistive technology, allowing individuals to participate in educational, vocational and leisure activities to the fullest degree they choose. The comprehensive nature of the services offered ensures that the correct solutions are achieved efficiently and effectively, with needs being met in a one-stop shop.The Center staff provide services and outreach for individuals with disabilities of all ages including assistive technology, art, early intervention and dyslexia services.
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2021
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Lead Teacher with instructional lessons, providing individualized support to students with special needs from birth thorough elementary school.2. Develop and provide instructional lessons to support new learning experiences.3. Provide for the education, care, safety, and well-being of all children, while meeting the children's emotional, social, physical, communication, and intellectual needs.4. Provide direct care to students including carrying, toileting, changing diapers and clothing, and feeding. Must be able to lift children into chairs, standing frames, and wheelchairs and sit on the floor with ease. 5. Attend individualized education plan meetings when invited by classroom teacher or director. 6. Maintain data for all students on educational goals and plans.7. Demonstrate a warm, calm, safe, and unhurried manner, serving as a role model for students and interns.8. Supervise and coordinate interns, student workers, and other university students participating or observing in the classroom.9. Maintain a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and parents.10. Attend staff meetings; report problems of child or room management to the director promptly.11. Attend in-service training; keep current on developments in field of special education and child development. 12. Manage a safe, clean, and pleasant environment for young children.13. Lift 45 pounds regularly.14. Performs any related duties as assigned.
Two years work experience in early childhood.Must be able to lift and carry up to 45 pounds, pick up a 45-pound child, and able to provide adaptive care (e.g., changing diapers, feeding, transporting from wheelchair to stander).
1. Experience in a special education/general education classroom teaching or assisting for two or more years for children ages five and under.2. Bachelor's degree in child development, education, or a closely related field.3. Holds a Mississippi Department of Education teacher license.4. Prior experience with supervising interns.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Must be able to care for children birth to 6 years of age, including carrying, feeding, changing clothing and diapers. Must be able to sit and work with children on floor mats or lifting them into chairs, standing frames or wheelchairs for extended periods of time.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
Applicants must apply online and attach 1) a cover letter; 2) resume; 3) the complete contact information for three professional references.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.