Teacher's Aide

Overview

Date Posted:
4/7/2021
Job Code:
XtraDpar
Location:
Youth Services
Address:
11805 Lima Rd
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Youth Services Center
Base Pay:
$12/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Office/Clerical

Description

 

This position is not eligible for benefits.

This position is part-time, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are Monday - Friday; 8:15 am - 11:45 am; 17.5 hours/week; Position follows Northwest Allen County School schedule

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Teacher’s Aide assists the licensed classroom teacher with instructional support services to the teacher necessary to educate students placed at the Youth Services Center.  Instruction must incorporate Indiana’s Academic Standards that align with federal and state standards as required by law.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports and assists the licensed classroom teacher with instruction and clerical tasks.
  • Prepares materials and equipment for activities and oversees instructional activities to help students understand lessons.
  • Assists and works with students who need additional instruction either in small groups or with one student at a time.
  • May communicate with each student’s school of origin and teachers.
  • Access and work with students at all different academic levels at any given time.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least two years of experience working with youth or young adults
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must have strong office, computer and oral and written communication skills
  • Possess knowledge of child guidance principles and practices, general instructional methods and techniques and basic subjects taught within District schools, including, but not limited to, arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading
  • Strong de-escalation skills and ability to be patient with abused, neglected and delinquent youth
  • Responsive to quickly changing dynamics within a classroom setting
  • Ability to motivate students to learn
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times 
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Teacher’s Aide position requires some lifting, bending, pushing and/or pulling loads, reaching over head, kneeling and exposure to dangerous equipment and chemicals.  Frequent typing including transcription and proofreading and attention to detail, monitoring equipment and detailed inspection are required.  The Teacher’s Aide has frequent interactions with hostile and aggressive youth.