Sarasota, FL 34235
Salary: $10.00 to $11.00 /hour

We are looking for a full time teacher assistant, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all Health and Safety Standards, Abuse laws, Department of Children and Family Guidelines and CHAC policies and procedure.
  • Maintain student and program confidentiality.
  • Comply with grant and contract standards, including training requirements
  • Assist teacher in monitoring children.
  • Assist teacher in assuring of all required documentation for each child, including sign-in, attendance, body checks.
  • Assist teacher in implementing written weekly lesson plans and classroom schedules (creative curriculum) according to developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Assist teacher in completing developmental assessments and documenting developmental gains.
  • Assist teacher in implementing and documenting progress for goals and objectives for each child.
  • Promote developmentally appropriate skills and behavior under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist children with personal care.
  • Assure that classroom is maintained in a clean manner, including sanitizing toys, shelves, etc., cleaning floors and doing laundry daily.
  • Assist with transition of children to a new room.
  • Complete accident, behavior and incident reports as necessary.
  • Assist teacher in coordinating and implementing therapy goals with appropriate specialists.
  • Perform other duties as requested by teacher and program directors.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting or in working with persons who have a developmental disability. College vocational or technical training equal to 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or 720 classroom hours can substitute for the required experience.
  • Level two background screening and rescreening every five years.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license, a safe driving record and proof of motor vehicle insurance

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone

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