Teacher Assistant in Denver, CO at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

Sierra School at Barrett is a Special Education program contracted with Denver Public Schools, serving students K-12th grade with emotional disabilities. The assistant teacher will be responsible for collaborating with Special Education Teachers and other qualified staff to facilitate the educational, social and emotional development of each child. Highly structured and therapeutic program with positive behavioral supports. This position is a great opportunity for people who are interested in the educational, social work or mental health field. Small class ratio, extensive training, supportive team approach, highly collaborative environment, competitive pay, health benefits, 401k, and tuition reimbursement.


Responsibilities

A general understanding of the teacher’s routine will be necessary when it comes to supporting a classroom if the teacher is preoccupied. You will be required to work with all students in the building to promote their learning and pro-social development. In the event a student becomes a threat to themselves or others, it will be imperative that you provide support including the use of physical intervention techniques. You will assist with parent communication to keep them informed about their child’s development and any recent behavioral issues. Overall, general supervision within hallways, classrooms, cafeterias, and school yards will be the daily priority.


Job Requirements



  • High School Diploma
  • College experience and or the completion of a bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • The ability to work and build relationships with students and families to help their school and behavioral progress.
  • A willingness to attend trainings and meetings to further your skill set.