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  • WISE Teaching Assistant/Therapy Assistant

    Woolley Institute for Spoken-Language Education
    Job Description
    WISE Teaching Assistant/Therapy Assistant
    The Woolley Institute for Spoken-Language Education (WISE) is a non-profit organization offering programs and services to children who are hard of hearing, including preschool, therapy, and outreach programs.  The Teaching Assistant/Therapy Assistants at WISE work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and Lead Teachers/Therapist in the WISE Preschool Program.

    Part-time: hourly, non-exempt, Mon-Fri 24-28 hours per week 
    Benefits: holiday pay and earned PTO

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide developmentally appropriate preschool education using a theme and/or literature-based approach, as well as small group instruction, to meet the varying needs of the children and their different developmental and linguistic levels.
    • Implement lesson plans provided by the WISE therapists.
    • Prepare/plan activities for sessions as directed by the therapists.
    • Gather all materials for sessions as directed by the therapists.
    • Prepare instructional materials as requested by the therapists.
    • Perform daily listening checks, CI, and hearing aid maintenance.
    • Provide care for the children including basic hygiene and basic first aid as needed.
    • Assist children with toileting and potty training.  Change diapers and pull ups.
    • Provide discipline consistent with WISE policies and procedures.
    • Serve as language model during lunch, therapy activities, and free play time.
    • Perform clerical duties including attendance, progress reports, copying materials, maintaining databases, and other school related information.  These duties should not interfere with planning or working with the children.
    • Document progress in each child’s notebook every day, initial entries.
    • Assist with morning and afternoon carpool.
    • Prepare bulletin boards as directed.
    • Supervise playground time and lunch time.
    • Maintain WISE library including filing and recording all books.
    • Provide basic cleaning of classrooms and children’s restrooms.
    • Assist with setup and cleanup of parent meetings and special events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
     Minimum Education, Training and Experience
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Experience in preschool setting preferred and or special education
     Required Licenses and Certificates
    • CPR Certification
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