Teaching Assistant - Glenville Preschool

Education Glenville, New York


Description

The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation, and achievement to the people we support.

For 80 years, we have been one of upstate New York’s largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities. Many of the innovative programs and vital services that we offer are not available elsewhere.

We are searching for a Teaching Assistant to join our team for our Cloverpatch Preschool program in Glenville.

The Clover Patch Preschool provides educational services to children ages 3 to 5 years old in a self-contained and integrated preschool classrooms in Albany and Glenville.  Our special education teachers use technology, mobility equipment and innovative techniques to teach students academics and life skills.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the teacher and therapists with carrying out activities designed to address goals as outlined in the students’ Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). The duties may include but are not limited to; direct instruction of students, following mobility, dining, behavior and direct care plans of students.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Help the teachers with activities designed to address students’ needs according to their personalized education plans
  • Prepare classroom materials, instructing students, and custodial care of students
  • Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with children or individuals with disabilities is preferred
  • Must obtain NYS Teaching Assistant Certification within one (1) year of hire and maintain the certification while employed
  • Must be at least 18 years old and able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds to apply for this position

At The Center for Disability Services, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and the people we support. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our employment practices