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Bilingual Teacher Assistant (Merraine Group)

Company: Berkshire Farm Center
Location: Canaan
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionJoin Our Mission The Teachers Assistant is responsible for assisting with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill students potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth and enabling students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in their communities. Goal of our Sheltered Hearts Program Our goal is to provide safe and timely reunification for a child and their family or suitable sponsor. In partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Sheltered Hearts Program provides family reunification and short-term shelter for children who have entered the United States without a guardian. Children reside in our family-style cottage located on our 2,000-acre campus while our bilingual staff provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Job Responsibilities

  • Assists classroom teacher in facilitating lesson plan instructions to students, including 1:1 and small group assistance when necessary.
  • Provides input and helps facilitate social and emotional learning components of lesson plans.
  • Responsible for observing, implementing, monitoring and completing specific reports regarding student performance and behaviors in the classroom (i.e. Critical Incident Reports, Reflection Reports, Daily Logs).
  • Responsible for grading appropriate academic tests under the guidance of the classroom teacher Responsible for providing pre-crisis intervention and conflict resolution with student, including implementing and using Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) principles, approved behavior modification techniques/strategies and physical restraints.
  • Recommends appropriate reward and consequence outcomes for the students behaviors, including adherence to school rules and procedures
  • Assists with facilitating of youth in dining hall and support appropriate transition and communication of concerns to residential staff.
  • This position will comply will all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those or ORR, ICE and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. Job Requirements
  • Minimum of Associates degree in education required; Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 3 years of experience in academic environment supporting at risk students and/or special education programs.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required.
  • Ability to converse in English and Spanish
  • NYS Teaching Assistant Certification preferred. NYS Teaching Assistant Certification required after 3 months from date of hire. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Berkshire Farm Center, Albany , Bilingual Teacher Assistant (Merraine Group), Other , Canaan, New York

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