University Community School Special Education Teacher Assistant
East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 46518
As an educator within the East Carolina University Community School, the Special Education teacher assistant will help to cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic and personal success for all students in the school including students with disabilities. The teacher assistant will work collaboratively with others in the Special Education department and whole school to support the facilitation and implement innovative instruction to achieve the mission of the school. The Special Education teacher assistant will work collaboratively with the ECU Community School Principal, Special Education Director, Special Education Teacher and university faculty/staff to support the successful social-emotional, physical, and academic development of the students, including those with disabilities, within the community school. Position is contingent upon available funding.
Responsibilities 1. Positive School Culture —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will foster and engage in collaboration within the school and the broader community. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will create/foster an atmosphere that inspires innovation in the learning process such that the needs of diverse students are met. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will create/foster a culture that includes students and families such that they are involved and invested in the vision for the school and believe that their input is valued. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will build the capacity of students to develop a mindset of inquiry and exploration.
2. Facilitation of Learning —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will collaborate with others within the ECU Community School to implement the Community School curriculum and achieve the mission of the school. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will help facilitate innovative learning based on the needs of students through engaging in a variety of methods, strategies, learning environments, and student groupings. In particular, the Special Education Teacher Assistant will be responsible for 1) providing positive behavior supports to all children, 2) assisting with the collection of student data for progress monitoring, 3) implementing IEP services under the direction of a Special Education Teacher, and 4) collaborating with other Special Education staff to meet the needs of students with disabilities, including student personal care needs such as toileting and feeding if necessary. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will be mindful of the non-academic issues that impact student learning and seek to connect students and their families with appropriate services embedded within the Community School's integrated network of partners who will provide service and support. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will be receptive to hosting a variety of ECU faculty and students to assist with instruction.
3. Reflection on Practice —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will successfully function within a unique school setting that will include the implementation of innovative and non-traditional learning/methods.
4. Cultural Competence —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will acknowledge the importance of community to improve learning and achievement of all students by collaborating with families and other community members. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will address to the diverse interests and needs of students and their families, and utilize community resources to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will advocate for students and families to ensure equity.
5. Community Relations —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will support developing a strong school community to foster increased student academic success. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will support ongoing communication with parents to ensure they are informed about their child's progress within the school and to ensure families are aware of school resources available for their child and their family.
6. Research —The Special Education Teacher Assistant will be receptive to visitors within her/his classroom for the purpose of instruction, assistance, research, and observation. —The Special Education Teacher Assistant is comfortable with being observed, video-taped, and interviewed.
Contingent upon availability of funds.
Special Instructions To Application:
Candidates must submit a: (1) letter of application describing academic background, specific skills and experiences relevant to the position, (2) cv/resume and (3) a list of three references, including contact information online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. Finally, copies of transcripts and three current letters of reference should be sent to Tracy Cole, Search Chair, ECU Community School, Mailstop: 167, College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Official transcripts required prior to written contract offer.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
High School Diploma or equivalency and one year of teacher assistant experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with at risk student populations.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500152
Organizational Unit Overview:
The East Carolina University Community School involves cross campus collaboration to provide the students a spectrum of support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The school will include one class per grade level for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The community school involves an integrated partnership with Pitt County Schools and will be housed within a local elementary school.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.