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Assistant Teacher

Assistant Teacher

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Assistant Teacher is to provide a successful safe and supervised educational setting for students, while they are in the Abinoojiyaag environment (classroom, outdoor play area and field trips), promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of K-12 students, and encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. The development of individual goals for children, provide ongoing assessment on progress and facilitate transition to the next level of education. This is accomplished through individualized plans for each child and family, including Ojibwe Language and Culture components

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school Diploma
• Current CDA or within 1 year and willingness to work on AA degree.
• Certified Medical Certificate.
• Loves children can wholeheartedly engage in working with and for them.
• CPR and first aid certified or (within 30days).
• Current mantox (yearly).
• Continued compliance of the Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.
• Mandated reporter monitor and report suspected child abuse and neglect.
• Projects and maintains an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude and interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
• Understanding of the relationship of the tribal schools to the Mille Lacs Band Community also values and supports the mission of both.
• Sustained concentration and ability to handle multiple tasks often simultaneously.
• Mille Lacs band member/American Indian preference.
• Must pass background check.
• Must pass Drug and Alcohol Screenings.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Driver’s Insurance policy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervise and monitor children at all times.
• Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
• Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
• Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
• Assess individual and group needs attending to the special-needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
• Daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor, and occasional heavy lifting to attend to children’s needs, including the physical ability to respond to children who are active; ensuring their safety or the safety of others in the environment.
• Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
• Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group exercises, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals and effective transitions between activities.
• Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem-solving, cooperation, socialization and choice making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
• Complete weekly goals/lesson plans with lead teacher that promote individual and group learning.

Individualization
• Provides input to the general and individualized daily lesson plans to meet the needs of children.
• Assists and implements general and individualized daily lesson plans.
• Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized Education plans.
• Assess individual and group needs attending to the special-needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.

Parent Involvement and Community Partnerships
• Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom
• Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child's progress.

Documentation and Record-keeping
• Maintains program documentation and reporting requirements of special need students.
• Document baselines ongoing assessments and individual progress in child portfolios.
• Document all significant classroom issues parent contacts and home visits.
• Documents daily health and classroom observations, used to make modifications in individualized plans.

Additional Responsibilities
• Attend meetings, trainings and other appropriate professional development activities.
• Assist teacher in maintaining accurate records, including: assessments, IEP documentation, screening, anecdotal observations, and other required forms.
• Other duties assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Typical hours 8:00 – 4:00 Monday - Friday.
• Moderate stress
• Work is both in and out doors
• Risk or personal danger exposure is moderate.
• Local travel is required
• Travel outside the state is required if necessary.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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