Upper School Exceptional Children's Assistant

Student Services · Charlotte, North Carolina
Department Student Services
Employment Type Full Time - Teacher Assistant
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Commensurate with Experience

Exceptional Children’s Assistant, Charlotte Lab School


Job Posting Date: October 19, 2021


App Closing Date: November 2, 2021, or until position is filled


Hours: Full-Time, Classroom/Teacher Support


Start Date: As soon as available


Responsibilities:

The Charlotte Lab School Exceptional Children’s Assistant Teacher will have responsibilities in support of Charlotte Lab School:

  • Planning and working with teachers in developing strategies for reinforcing skills 
  • Supporting students with specific high behavioral needs in 1:1 settings, including children identifying specifically with the autism spectrum
  • Assist in the instruction of individual or groups of students as directed by the teacher
  • Assist in supervising students and maintaining a clean, orderly, safe, print-rich and positive classroom learning environment
  • Participating in transportation, lunch, and student supervision duties as assigned
  • Assist in IEP development, implementation, progress monitoring, and reporting
  • Consult with EC teachers to support the implementation of the IEPs of students in EC program
  • Conference with EC teacher regularly on students goals
  • Utilize communication systems for home-school collaboration
  • Analyze data to inform decision making & instructional planning
  • Monitor student progress through mastery tracking and student learning portfolios
  • Participate actively in ongoing professional development and Assistant Teacher evaluation process
  • Supervise students and maintain a clean, orderly, safe, print-rich and positive classroom learning environment
  • Serve as an assistant advisor to a small group of students; in this role, assist to deliver a social-emotional skills curriculum, serve as an advocate for advisees, and operate as liaison between their families and the school
  • Fulfill all other duties & responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications

Candidates for the EC Assistant MUST:

  • Hold an Associates Degree or have completed two years of higher education equivalent to 48 credit hours
  • Have experience working with elementary-aged students
  • Have experience working with students with high needs’ students or be able/willing to learn how to fulfill the responsibilities listed above


In addition, the Lab School Leadership Team will look favorably upon candidates who:

  • Experience working in inclusive classrooms using co-teaching and differentiated instruction
  • Are trained or licensed in restorative practices, trauma-informed practices, and Active Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI);
  • Have a least 2 years of relevant experience in a mental health or human service program preferably working with behaviorally complex children;
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Social Services or a related field;
  • Have comfort with technology and experience with Google Apps for Education;
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, start-up environment both independently and as part of a team; and
  • Demonstrate experience in, or passion for, working with diverse populations
  • Additionally, all applicants will be evaluated based on Charlotte Lab School’s Faculty Competencies


Compensation and Benefits

Charlotte Lab School offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and education level. The position includes medical insurance for the employee, with voluntary dental and vision plans, and spouse/family coverage. Lab also provides access to a Flexible Spending Account for health and childcare expenses and an opportunity to contribute to a 403b retirement plan. Lab provides the opportunity for Lab 10-month employees to earn 10 PTO days each year (1/month).


Application Process

Please visit our careers page to complete an application and to learn more about Lab’s hiring process. You will be asked to include your resume and a detailed cover letter demonstrating your interest in working for Charlotte Lab School.


Charlotte Lab School is strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Charlotte Lab School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national, ethnic origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law. 

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  • Location
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Department
    Student Services
  • Employment Type
    Full Time - Teacher Assistant
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with Experience