Company: Sherwood Autism Center
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Classroom Assistant - 03/2022
Director of Special Education
Do you want to play an integral role in a dynamic organization? We
are looking for a Classroom Assistant who wants to assist our
organization. The right candidate will enjoy learning new tasks and
taking on a variety of responsibilities while working in an
up-beat, nonprofit environment.
Sherwood Autism Center fosters a team environment, you will work
toward one goal: making sure our adults lead active and independent
lives. It's more than a career; it's a fulfilling way of life.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform these essential functions.
- Actively engage with students and assist them with arrival and
daily routines, remaining in their assigned areas and transitions
throughout the day.
- Assist teaching staff by providing direct support to the students
during both individualized and group based instruction ensuring to
adhere to each student's needs as outlined within their IEP
- Implement all classroom routines, schedules, community based
instruction, lesson plans, and behavior support plans including SCM
protocols and intervention procedures in line the principles of
Applied Behavior Analysis and as outlined by the teacher and/or
- Maintain organization of classroom furniture, supplies and
materials ensuring that all are in safe and good working condition.
This includes assisting with cleaning and sanitizing areas in the
- Maintain appropriate engagement and participation in all
scheduled meetings, trainings, work hours, etc. ensuring adherence
to all attendance and tardiness policies.
- Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing
productivity and employee morale
Classroom Assistant candidates who believe they fit Sherwood Autism
Center's culture are encouraged to apply! Sherwood Autism Center's
culture is described as:
People-oriented- supportive and fairness focused
Detail-oriented-quality and precision-focused
Team-oriented-cooperative and collaborative
The Classroom Assistant position is located within our Special
Education Department. You will be in the midst of activity and
energy. This position is:
- A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have
been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
- A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning
to the workforce with limited experience and education
- A job for all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged
Sherwood Autism Center recognizes the value of benefits to our
employees. We offer competitive wages, and ongoing training. Full
time employees are eligible for our robust, comprehensive benefits
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Ancillary benefit options including Voluntary Short term
disability, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Voluntary Accident,
Voluntary Critical Illness and Cancer Plan, Voluntary Hospital
Indemnity as well as an Employee Assistance Program.
- 10 company paid holidays
- Generous PTO/Vacation
- Paid Professional Development Opportunities
- Employee Referral Program with bonuses up to $500
Affirmative Action/EEO Statement:
Sherwood Autism Center is committed to cultivating an inclusive
work environment because we know that many of the greatest ideas
and discoveries as well as best examples of service come from a
diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. We believe that
everyone is an equal member of society and should be treated with
dignity, respect and kindness. Because we believe inclusivity is
critical to our success, Sherwood provides equal opportunities to
all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability,
veteran status or any other protected category under Federal, State
and local law.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
What is Sherwood Autism Center?
Sherwood Autism Center is a non-profit committed to our mission to
educate, equip, and empower children and adults with autism as well
as other developmental disabilities to promote independence in
family and community life by providing the highest quality
services. Since our founding in 1974, we have evolved into a
multi-faceted organization serving our community though a wide
range of impactful educational, vocational, and behavioral health
The Classroom Assistant must be able to prioritize, organize and
communicate with all levels of the organization. They should be
able to maintain confidentiality, be a critical thinker, as well as
be concise and detail oriented. You must have a positive demeanor,
and great customer service skills.
High School Diploma
Experience in special education instruction
Experience working with individuals with autism, developmental
disabilities and mental health diagnosis
The classroom assistant role is for anyone who has a High School
Diploma or less than 60 credit hours***
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