Job Details

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
  • Position Number: 3600055
  • Location: Northampton, MA
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action

Position Description:

Clarke Schools, Northampton, MA (position is at the Hampshire Regional Middle School classroom) - Part-Time

In this position, the Teaching Assistant assists the staff and students of the K-8 program in classroom settings and in one-to-one settings as needed. Related responsibilities vary and range from preparing curriculum materials, working with individuals or small groups of students on tasks planned by the teacher, providing coverage during lunch and recess; providing substitute coverage as needed; performing other related tasks as needed. This position

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers, support personnel, and administrators to implement the educational program

  • Work with individuals or small groups of children on tasks planned by the teacher

  • Assist classroom teacher in full-group lessons

  • Participate in staff development and department staff meetings when possible

  • Assist teacher with instructional preparation activities

  • Assist students with personal or developmental needs

  • Prepare instructional materials

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills

  • Implement behavior management programs as necessary

  • Cover classroom responsibilities in the absence of the teacher

  • Assists in supervision of children during recess, lunch periods, and during special activities

  • Exhibit appropriate grooming and dress serving as an acceptable role model for students

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the employee handbook guidelines

  • Be punctual and regular in attending all school functions and duties

  • Cooperate effectively in all matters while maintaining student confidentiality

  • Accompany students to instructional settings during the school day

  • Facilitate student communication and access to the social and curriculum in school settings

  • Perform other instructional and supervisory duties as assigned

Other Duties:

  • Possibly teaching art, music or physical education to small groups of students

Physical demands:

  • Walking from classroom to classroom

  • Spending time outdoors during recess

  • Getting up and down from low chairs and or the floor

  • Carrying materials for instructional purposes

Education, licenses, certifications, skills, and experience

  • B.A. preferred in education or related field or experience with children in a school setting

  • Willingness to be first aid and CPR trained

  • Comfortable with technology (students use Chromebooks)

  • Flexible and willingness to take direction as needed to meet program needs

  • Positive communication skills and interactions with children

  • Support and understand Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech's mission, goals and policies

  • Follow all the safety and health policies including Covid-19 health and safety protocols

  • Desire to work as part of a team

*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.

**Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

*** Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Director, Human Resources, Andrea Harkins, BS, SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.


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