Safe Life Teaching Assistants work remotely, in a variety of community settings, or in an in-person/online hybrid situation, to help deliver lessons of the Safe Life Project, serving individuals who have disabilities, including autism. Classes generally serve 8-12 students, or in special cases, may be conducted in 1:1 situations (one assistant and one student). Lessons are usually set on a predetermined schedule, with one class being taught each week over a 12-week period.
- Help to teach individuals with disabilities skills for abuse prevention, personal safety, reporting, healthy relationships, self-determination, and overall well-being, as outlined in the Safe Life Project.
- Commit to and assist in one class per week for 12 weeks (unless classes for the session are scheduled differently, such as two classes per week for 6 weeks) and one additional class on the 13th week to ensure an opportunity is provided for any additional make-up work needed.
- Before a class sessions begins, consider student information provided by Safe Life in order to become familiar with students assigned to class you are working in and to help meet student needs.
- Commit to being prepared to assist in teaching each lesson by reviewing lesson material before it is presented to students.
- Assist in teaching class sessions following the lesson topic schedule and prescribed concentration areas for each student.
- Assist teacher in adapting materials, adapting presentation methods, and modifying class environment to help all students reach their learning potentials.
- Have knowledge of and ability to appropriately apply skills for positive behavior management.
- Assist in taking student attendance, following up on absences, scheduling and helping to teach any make-up work with students.
- Assist in following Safe Life procedures to ensure student and family feedback for class improvement.
- Assist with the post assessment summary report for each student by providing feedback as needed.
- Consider confidentiality when working directly with students, and with student data, information, evaluations and reports.
- For any Safe Life employee working towards other agency certification(s) or credit(s) – Agree to and follow Safe Life policies requiring them to seek approval and be monitored by Safe Life CEO team member.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
- High School credits. Preferably have or be in progress of earning a high school diploma or a GED.
- Desire to expand on experiences in teaching, facilitating, or coaching and a desire to work with individuals, who have developmental disabilities, to help improve their overall well-being and quality of life.
- A current CPR/First Aide certification. (SLP will assist with certification.)
- Class settings are located in a variety of community facilities, from public buildings to church settings, etc. They may also be taught online or in an in-person/online hybrid situation. There is not a one-stop location or one-type of classroom style.
- Teaching assistants may need to help with check out/carry/set up/repack/care for general presentation equipment provided by the Safe Life Project, such as a projector or laptop.
- Teaching assistants may need to assist students in wheelchairs periodically, adjusting chair position for optimal classroom learning.
WORK YEAR: Safe Life Teaching Assistants are part of an at-will employee pool. Work opportunities may vary depending upon client intake. No health benefits are connected to this position.
COMPENSATION*: $15 per hour. Teaching Assistants are usually compensated $15 per hour for in-service and trainings.
*Compensation rates are subject to change as determined by the Safe Life Board of Directors.
POSITION REPORTS TO: The Safe Life Teaching Assistant reports to the CEO Team.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, you will need to complete a letter of introduction and an application and send both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download the application form by clicking the link below. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
The Safe Life Project
Promoting Success by Addressing Physical, Social & Emotional Well-being