The Disability Aide works in collaboration with center staff to greet parents, assist the Head Start Teacher in delivering the classroom curriculum in accordance with Head Start regulations, licensing procedures, guidelines, and will use agency standards to ensure that services provided are in alignment with the Social Determinants of Health through a trauma informed care lens as defined by the agency. The Disability Aide is responsible for the care and supervision of children in accordance with Head Start regulations, licensing guidelines, and agency standards. Ensures that the classroom is one in which children are aware of expectations, provided with rules and maintain consistency, build a positive relationship with the students which focuses on positive communication, appropriate physical proximity, respect and positive discipline, and guidance. He/She is responsible for following Head Start regulations, licensing requirements, and agency procedures and protocols with a focus on safety and promoting a positive experience for the children, and is a positive role model to all children. The Disability Aide will be required to assist in various Head Start classrooms and/or centers as assigned, and moves from classroom to classroom or center to center in a timely manner and as needed and directed. Provides direct support for children with special needs.
1. High School Diploma or GED required; current Child Development Associates (CDA) credential preferred.
2. Minimum of one (1) year serving children with special needs.
3. Understands cultural differences and is sensitive to the implications of culture for service delivery.
4. Current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification.
5. Previous classrom experience and ability to utilize various learning techniques in the successful delivery of curricula desirable.
6. Ability to implement appropriate teaching strategies and techniques.
7. Successful completion of one of the following: Satori Alternatives for Managing Aggression Training or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training desirable.
8. Fluent in English and Spanish (read, write, and speak) desirable.
9. Must be able to travel between centers in a timely manner as needed to fullfill job responsibilities. Site assignments are subject to change on a daily/annual basis based on program needs.
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