Teaching Assistant

San Anselmo, California, United States Full-time

The Irene M Hunt School of Marin serves grades K-12 students with acute emotional and learning disability. Known for its strong academic and therapeutic focus, the Hunt School provides a learning environment with enriching activities. The Teaching Assistant supports the teacher and classroom teams and provides 1:1 direct student support through implementation of the given academic/positive behavioral intervention program designed by classroom teams/school personnel. TA is responsible for implementing student lessons, behavior management, intervening in crisis situations, and liaison with other program staff. 

The Teaching assistant supports the teacher and classroom teams and provides direct student support through implementation of the given academic/positive behavioral intervention program designed by classroom teams/school personnel. TA is responsible for implementing student lessons, behvaior management, intervening in crisis situations, and liason with other program staff. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the teacher with implementing the students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Provides instructional support in content areas, as directed by the teacher
  • Implements the classroom or milieu behavior management system, including coaching students so that they are able to quickly return to school tasks
  • Intervenes during crises situations, including implementation of Pro-ACT or equivalent
  • Helps maintain the physical school environment to keep it functional, safe, and clean
  • Supervises students during class breaks and during lunch
  • Plan, participate in, and/or facilitate recreational activities of various sorts (i.e. athletic, arts, and crafts, off-campus trips, cultural awareness, etc.).
  • Maintain consistent awareness of client’s whereabouts to insure safety; including directing clients to appropriate groups or areas in the milieu or school.
  • Prepares and duplicates written assignments, as needed
  • Supports in record keeping, as directed by the teacher
  • Transitions the students in an orderly manner during transportation transitions between the car/bus and classroom.
  • Confers with agency staff on student status or the need for additional behavior planning

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • AA degree or its equivalent in college credits (at least 60 college credits)
  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • Insurable by SHS automobile policy based on DMV record.
  • Experience working in a school or treatment setting for students with learning or social/emotional problems.
  • Pro-Act and/or CPR certification helpful

 Join our dedicated team! Sunny Hills Services helps vulnerable children and youth who struggle with emotional and behavioral problems as well as those impacted by the child welfare, and juvenile justice systems.  Since opening our doors in 1895, we have steadfastly provided the young people we serve the tools needed to use their own strengths to develop healthy relationships, fulfilling live and positive futures.

Sunny Hills Services is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era or other veteran status.