Teacher assistant

Company Name:
Arkansas Government Job
Summary
The Teacher Assistant is responsible for performing technical duties in support of educational and training programs and maintaining informational databases, implementing programs or projects, as directed, and providing customer service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Provides assistance to instructors by preparing materials, setting up equipment, and maintaining records and files. Supervises playground/recess activities for students and/or provides direct care assistance to special needs students, such as grooming and providing meals. Observes and documents behavior and medical related incidents, and assists with bus transportation loading and unloading students. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of teaching techniques and practices.
Knowledge of basic computer applications.
Ability to read and follow individualized program plans.
Ability to document student/client information and prepare required reports.
Ability to supervise student/client activities.
Ability to demonstrate learned and daily living skills.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year of experience in a daycare or classroom environment.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities;
Minimum of 3 years experience training self-care and daily living skills for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Hiring Official
Jennifer Ethridge
Special Work Condition
Special Application Information
Applicant must submit an official transcript by mail as a supplement to applications ONLY FOR FAMILY SERVICE WORKER positions. Transcripts will remain in file for future FAMILY SERVICE WORKER applications.
For all applications submitted for a continuously advertised class code. YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR THIS INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE. This addendum includes your preferences for the county(ies) and divisions you are willing to work. Please list only the counties in which you would be interested in working. Statewide designations will not be accepted.
Continuously advertised classifications, are intended to allow DHS to keep available a pool of qualified applicants should a position open.
Continuous applications will remain on file for 60 days.
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, r sum , transcript, licenses and any other information that you submit. (With the exception of transcripts, do not submit references, certificates, or other documents; bring them to your interview.) Therefore, it is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. (Include all experience, even if you do not believe that experience to be relevant to the position for which you are applying.) You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your r sum for the Employment History if your r sum includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Inadequate completion of your job history will adversely impact your comparison with other candidates.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefit Package May Include: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

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