Teacher Assistant - Walter Lawson

Walter Lawson
Teacher Assistants are to assist teachers and other staff in implementing the educational programming.
The responsibilities of a Walter Lawson Children's Home Teacher Aide are as follows:

  • Assisting with the physical organization of classroom materials. Materials must be adapted with consideration given to the developmental level and special characteristics of the students.

  • Maintaining an understanding of the application and functions of adaptive equipment (braces, splints, wheelchairs, etc.).

  • Attending IEP reviews for students when requested by the teacher.

  • Attending required staff meetings.

  • Sharing responsibilities for direct care of students in the classroom (diaper changes, feeding, positioning, transport, etc.).

  • Assisting in the implementation and documentation of educational programming for students including formal and informal data.

  • Assuming responsibility for the safety of the children in his/her care.

  • Making immediate reports of emergencies, such as seizures, accidents and/or unusual behavioral difficulties to appropriate personnel.

  • Adhering to the philosophies of the education department and the student's right to confidentiality and privacy.

  • Directing all problems with the classroom to the teacher through interpersonal communication.

  • Informing the teacher of any special conditions which prevent him or her from complying with the responsibilities described in this job description.

  • Performing all other related duties as assigned by the teacher. Teacher Assistants must be in good physical condition.

Teacher assistants must be approved as a state paraprofessional as outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Teacher Assistants will report directly to the teacher in charge of his/her classroom.


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