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Fedcap Teacher Assistant (Summer)- Carmel in Carmel, New York

We are hiring in Carmel, NY! Join us at Easterseals NY- Project Soar for an exciting career as a Teacher Assistant for our summer program.

Summer Session runs July 8- August 16

Salary Range: $17.00-20.00/hr.

Easterseals NY- Project Soar is seeking a Teacher Assistant for our preschool program serving students with special needs.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

  • Assist in caring for the physical and emotional needs of students.

  • Supervise class when the teacher is involved in other activities.

  • Attend staffing and departmental in-service as assigned.

  • Order supplies for the classroom under teacher's supervision.

  • Provide services to individuals with varied behavior issues which may include physical aggression, verbal assault, inappropriate sexual comments, gesture, and acts.

  • Perform residential responsibilities as required for days when there is no school.

  • Supervise teaching assistants in the educational and residential settings.

  • Maintain strong knowledge of individual student educational plans.

  • Design classroom programs under the direct guidance of the classroom teacher and Coordinator of Education.

  • Develop behavioral plans and incentive programs for students.

  • Ensure the daily completion of the time-out log.

  • Provide lesson plans in written form for the classroom.

  • Help organize and supervise extracurricular activities.

  • Develop and implement recreational activities in the community.

  • Develop and supervise work sites for students in the community.

Experience and Education:

  • High School education or GED, Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Two (2) years practical experience working with children is preferred.

  • Level I NYS Teacher Assistant Certification.

Mission: Easterseals New York's mission is to spread help, hope and answers-

Easterseals is a standard-bearer for creating equity and access for people with disabilities and other barriers to long term self-sufficiency. For 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life's moments -- from the extraordinary to the ordinary and everything in between -- Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential.