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Teaching Assistant 

About the Organization CP Rochester and Happiness House are private nonprofit health, educational, residential and human service organizations that have been serving communities in the Finger Lakes Region since 1969 and the Greater Rochester Area since 1946. Today with sites in Rochester, Canandaigua, Geneva, Gorham, Midlakes and Waterloo, our agencies offer an array of educational, therapeutic, recreational, residential and family support programs and services for children and adults with and without disabilities. On average, our agencies serve 3,650 families each year and employ approximately 600 people.

Our staff consists of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals and clinicians with expertise in the areas of Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Music Therapies, Psychology, Service Coordination, Nursing, Dental Services, and Developmental Disabilities.

Committed to serving individuals with autism, traumatic brain injury, neurological impairments, as well as a wide variety of developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, our staff partners with individuals and their families to support them in meeting their goals.

EOE Statement CP Rochester and Happiness House are an equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in the hiring, promotion, compensation, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest and conviction records or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  

Full Time (40 hours per week), School Year position at the Golisano Autism Center in Rochester, NY.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. High school diploma.
  2. One year experience in an early childhood education setting.
  3. NYS certification as a Teaching Assistant.
  4. Knowledge of classroom management preferred.
  5. Must have demonstrated commitment to performing job duties and tasks at a high level of performance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Promotes the Golisano Autism Center's Vision, Mission and Philosophy.
2. Maintains confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy.
3. Functions as the primary assistant to the classroom teacher, ensuring a meaningful educational experience.
4. Functions in the leadership role in the classroom during the teacher's absence.
5. Implements each child's educational, therapeutic, and behavioral plans under the supervision of the teacher and team.
6. Supervises children and ensures safety.
7. Works with individual students or groups of students on instructional projects to achieve individualized goals for each child.
8. Provides the teacher and team with information about students, which will assist in the development of appropriate learning experiences for students.
9. Assists in the development of instructional/classroom materials.
10. Assists the classroom teacher in related instructional work as required.
11. Maintains classroom cleanliness and the orderly appearance of classroom equipment, supplies and displays of children's work.
12. Attends all meetings as required and appropriate, as determined by the classroom teacher and Program Director.
13. Assists children with behavioral/management needs.
14. Participates in conferences, workshops. Department meetings and in-service training as needed or recommended to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.
15. Adheres to agency's policies and procedures as well as department guidelines.

Position Requirements  
Location Happiness House - Golisano Autism Center  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Education  
Number of Openings 1  
Req Number EDU-19-00017  

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