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Teaching Assistant (NYSL1 DDITA-Children’s Day Services) – Smithtown & Huntington NY

Developmental Disabilities Institute

This is a Full-time position in Smithtown, NY posted June 8, 2021.

Overview

Developmental Disabilities Institute, DDI, is one of the largest providers of care to children and adults with Autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs.

DDI has been a part of Long Island for over 50 years serving over 1,500 children and adults with Autism, other developmental disabilities and special needs.

DDI provides innovative and expansive services to our population through various educational setting, residential services, day habilitation programs and vocational services.
Working in DDI’s Childhood Day Services division the Teaching Assistant works along side the Special Education Teachers and Children’s Day Aides as part of the interdisciplinary team.

Working in the classroom the Teaching Assistant works with children with developmental disabilities on a variety of age appropriate educational goals.
*Please note, we have additional positions in Huntington NY.

Job Requirements:
Responsibilities The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will assist the teacher in directly implementing IEP’s.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will collect student behavior and performance data as directed by the teacher.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will assist in conducting basic instructional activities and in helping with the safety and supervision of students.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will attend and pass all required in-services and trainings.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will participate in performance reviews/discussions.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will accept assignments in varying classes, in accordance with the need of the program to provide proper ratio in class groupings.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will be familiar with and act in accordance with all policies contained in the Children’s Day Services Handbook for Staff.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will supervise the Substitute Teacher Assistant in the Teacher’s absence.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will assist in student arrival from the busses and dismissal to the busses.

The Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) will accompany assigned students if they leave the building for programmatic or emergency reasons.

Qualifications A Teaching Assistant NYS Level I (DDITA) must complete requirements outlined by NYSED and apply for Teaching Assistant Level I certification within 6 months of employment and receive certification within 1 year.

This certification requires: Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, School Violence Prevention and Intervention, Dignity for All Students Act, NYSATAS Exam, Fingerprint Clearance, Application for TA certification and High School diploma Must demonstrate an interest in working with students with disabilities.

Experience working with children and or individuals with disabilities is preferable.

Must attend and pass in-services and trainings.

Must demonstrate good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

A minimum of 9 college credits with one year of hire is required.

Must maintain active status of the Level I certificate once attained.

DDI is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy, reproductive decision making, gender expression or identity, national origin, disability, military status, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

We are committed to creating a deep sense of belonging and a culture where all applicants and employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

We are people inspired by purpose.