Pediatrics Plus
  • Education
  • Frisco, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Are you a compassionate and enthusiastic individual looking to positively impact the life of children with special needs?

At Pediatrics Plus you can do just that! We are currently seeking Classroom Teachers to join our team of highly qualified professionals that share our vision of Empowering Children to Conquer their World!

Pediatrics Plus is a highly collaborative pediatric healthcare provider. We are committed to helping children succeed in all stages of life through evidence-based therapy (ABA, OT, PT, and Speech) and developmental preschool services, state of the art facilities, specialized equipment, family support and education, and community investment.

 

Here are some other reasons you'll love working at Pediatrics Plus:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid Time Off, Benefits, and 401K
  • Training & Development
  • Personal Growth & Leadership Opportunities
  • Supportive & interdisciplinary work environment
  • Onsite childcare options

 

 

 

POSITION PURPOSE

 The Classroom Teaching Assistant assists the Classroom Lead Teacher in carrying out the daily lesson plan and implementing the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for each child.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & BASIC DUTIES

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works directly under the supervision of the Classroom Lead Teacher.

  • Participates in the assessment of each child in his/her classroom using the proper assessment tool as directed by the Classroom Lead Teacher.

  • Participates in the implementation of the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) to ensure the maximum treatment of the patients served.

  • Participates in the development of daily lesson plans as directed by the Classroom Lead Teacher.

  • Participates in completion of classroom billing via deTASO.

  • Assists in maintaining classroom supplies.

  • Maintains visual supervision of the children at all times.

  • Ensures a positive emotional climate for the children by showing respect to children and adults through a willingness to help others, by maintaining harmonious interpersonal relations, and through use of appropriate and approved discipline techniques under the guidance of the ECDS or Assistant Director.

  • Assists in maintaining an environment conducive to preventative discipline.

  • Speaks in a well modulated, pleasant, and caring voice to children, parents and staff.

  • Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions.

  • Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.

  • Maintains a clean, safe, healthy, and sanitary learning environment for children by working under the supervision of the ECDS or Assistant Director to ensure that children are kept clean, clothing is changed when necessary, and toys and other materials are disinfected each day.

  • During periods of physical activity, ensures that active involvement is maintained with children to promote gross and fine motor development.

  • Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to the Assistant Director or Nurse.

  • Completes 24 hours of relevant and approved in-service trainings annually from date of hire.

  • Is familiar with the company's policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including TX Child Care Licensing and the TX Health Department.

  • Displays concern for the rights of children and families served by the clinic.

  • Reports for work dressed appropriately and complies with company policies regarding dress code.

  • Ensures confidentiality of children and employee information. Responds to internal and external requests for information according to clinic policy.

  • Assists the ECDS or Assistant Director with documentation.

  • May be asked to perform some housekeeping/janitorial functions.

  • May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned.

  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.

  • Completes tasks in a timely manner.

  • Know and follow regulations regarding reporting of neglect and child abuse.

  • Maintain First Aid, CPR, SIDS/Shaken Baby, and Food Handler's certifications annually.

OTHER DUTIES

  1. Substitute Folder - Each teacher must maintain a substitute folder with information which includes a current list of the students, class schedule, allergy report and action plan, and multiple activities for each area.

  2. Transitions - Teachers are responsible for supporting all children throughout every transition, whether it is from activity to activity, from room to room, in/out of building, emergency drills and/or as a new student.

  3. Attendance - All teachers must take attendance. Attendance is taken before leaving an area and immediately upon arrival to the next area. Attendance must be taken at least once DURING outside time. Teachers are responsible for knowing where each child in their charge is AT ALL TIMES throughout the day.

  4. Ratios - The Pediatrics Plus teacher/student ratios are to be adhered to at all times. If you ever find yourself over ratio, notify a director immediately.

  5. Flexibility - Occasionally a teacher may be asked by a director to do something that is not a part of his/her regular job. Asking a teacher to cover another class is often a last resort, but is sometimes necessary. Please be a team player.

  6. Staff Coherence - It is the responsibility of all staff to work together to make Pediatrics Plus the best it can be. Your workplace can be pleasant, like a family, with each member caring for and supporting each other. Remember we are all a team.

COMPETENCIES

 Dependability:

  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Keeps commitments.
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

 Initiative:

  • Volunteers readily.
  • Undertakes self-development activities.
  • Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Takes independent actions and calculated risks.
  • Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Asks for and offers help when needed.

 Interpersonal Skills:

  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Listens to others without interrupting.
  • Keeps emotions under control.
  • Remains open to other's ideas and tries new things.

 Child Centered Focus:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to children.
  • Manages difficult or emotional situations.
  • Responds promptly to children's needs.
  • Solicits child/parent feedback to improve care.
  • Responds to requests for service and assistance.

 Professionalism:

  • Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Reacts well under pressure.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Follows through on commitments.

 Safety & Security:

  • Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.

Teamwork:

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views.
  • Gives and welcomes feedback.
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

 QUALIFICATIONS

Education/ Certification: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  
  • CDA preferred.

Experience/ Knowledge required:

  • Prefer at least one year of successful experience in a classroom setting working with developmentally at-risk children or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Skills/ Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide variety of people.
  • Must be able to work with children birth to age 7 and families who are at risk.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a very busy environment.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.

 

 ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, twist, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain regular and punctual attendance. The employee is required to complete tasks in a timely manner.

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