Early Intervention Teaching Assistant job Sunbury Pennsylvania
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Early Intervention Teaching Assistant Job

Employer Name: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit SpiderID: 8814919
Location: Sunbury, Pennsylvania Date Posted: 7/17/2019
Wage: $7.25 - 10.00 hour Category: Education/Teaching/Training
Job Code: 4444 / 4445
Number Of Openings: 2

Job Description:
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The Early Intervention Teaching Assistant will report to the Early Intervention Program Supervisor.

JOB DEFINITION: This person will be responsible for facilitating the language, cognitive, motor, social-emotional, and self-help growth of the children assigned to him/her using developmentally appropriate activities. Service may be provided at home, in childcare, nursery school or the preschool center classroom.


Implement developmentally appropriate activities to meet the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals and objectives to promote active learning by the child. Adapt materials for individual children and small groups in order to meet specific learning outcomes under the direction of the early intervention teacher.
Facilitate family involvement; communicate with family information about the child’s growth and development. Maintain contact with families of children served on an itinerant basis (i.e., baby-sitter, childcare or nursery school) through phone calls and written communication.
Participate in planning activities with the early intervention teacher and other teaching assistants to develop programs for children.
Provide carry over activities or ideas for families.
Assist in the development of the IEP and program for each child to meet individual needs.
Develop and maintain a regular schedule. Contact families and office when unable to keep appointments (for children served on an itinerant basis).
Promote cooperative partnerships with other early childhood agencies through sharing information and ideas as per confidentiality, HIPPA, and FERPA regulations.
Maintain updated records and complete paperwork, including progress monitoring, in order to successfully operate the program.
When necessary, assist in performing all medical procedures required for the health and safety of each child as related to the child’s IEP.
Keep early intervention teacher informed of any problems and/or needs of each family and child. Utilize support staff for teaching and programmatic concerns/needs.
Attend and be punctual for staff meetings; notify early intervention teacher and early intervention program supervisor if unable to attend.
In accordance with PA Chapter 14.133, staff will participate in training regarding behavior prevention, de-escalation, and/or safe physical management techniques.


Performs other related duties as assigned by the Early Intervention Program Supervisor or the Early Intervention Teacher.
Attend some evening events/activities as appropriate.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Additionally, the attainment of the special education competency checklist (as approved by the immediate supervisor) or; attainment of a Child Development Associate certificate (CDA) within the first 90 days of initial employment is required for the position. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to accept great cultural diversity, flexibility to accommodate a changing caseload, ability to cope with stressful situations and a professional attitude are required.

Job Requirements:

Current, approved Act 34 (PA State Police), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse Registry) and Act 114-FBI Fingerprint clearances are required and must be renewed at appropriate, specific intervals pursuant to Act 153 of 2014 (revised Act 15 of 2015).
Current, approved Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training certificate showing completion of a minimum of three (3) hours training every five (5) years.


Attend training seminars and in-service programs identified as important to the operation of the instructional program.
Obtain and maintain documentation of 20 hours of annual staff development training related to job assignment.
Training in First Aid, CPR and Save Crisis Management are required and subject to recertification.


Must have strength and ability to lift young children (approximately 50 lbs.).
Must have strength and ability to carry teaching materials/bags (approximately 20 lbs.).
Must tolerate considerable bending, stooping and squatting.
Must be able to assist children with self-help skills.
Must be able to negotiate stairs and rough terrain at centers and homes.


Full time, non-exempt position working 185 days, 7.5 hours per day over a 12-month period.
Part-time, non-exempt position working up to 29 hours per week, over a 12 month period.
Attendance at work is a requirement of this position; any and all absences must be approved by the immediate supervisor.
Must have transportation to work locations and be able to arrive at various locations on schedule over a wide geographic area.


All property, including intellectual property, materials, equipment or actual products and services developed or accrued as part of the job duties and responsibilities listed above, is the property of the CSIU. It may not be used for personal profit or gain and will be relinquished to the CSIU upon termination of employment from the CSIU.
The person employed in this position shall maintain confidentiality with regard to the personal and private information about clients and coworkers, programs and services and any other proprietary information accrued as a result of CSIU employment or as required by state or federal laws and regulations.
The person employed in this position must adhere to all requirements identified in the code of professionalism entitled "Ambassadors Are Professionals, Too".

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform their supervisor and the Director of Human Resources of the need for any accommodations that may be required.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: 08/22/2019
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: Entry-Level
Education Required: High School
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: No Paid Vacation

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Casual Dress

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Jan Boyer Company Type:
Company: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
City: Milton
State: Pennsylvania
Zip: 17847
Web Site: http://www.csiu.org/jobs

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