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Classroom Assistant

Company: Sherwood Autism Center
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Classroom Assistant - 03/2022

FLSA Classification:

Non-Exempt

Reports to:

Director of Special Education

Job Description

Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

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 goals/objectives.

- 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 BCBA.

- 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 classroom.

- 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

Competencies:

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

Work Environment:

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 to apply

Benefits:

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 program including:

- 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.

Other Duties:

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 programs.

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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Keywords: Sherwood Autism Center, Kansas City , Classroom Assistant, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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