Teacher Aide - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Bethany Christian Services Los Angeles, CA
Teacher Aide - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Requisition #: req443

Location: Paw Paw, MI

Hours: Full-time (year-round position)

Bethany Christian Services' heart is for children. Our mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Partnering with families for the well-being of children is our top priority.

As a Teacher Aide you will assist the certified teacher in providing an educational experience in a therapeutic setting in the Transitional Foster Care Program.

* Assist in providing daily school routine for children of a variety ages and educational backgrounds.

* Assist teacher in completing educational plans and assessments of students.

* Be a backup to the teacher to provide instruction to students.

* Assist teacher in creating lesson plans and curriculum.

* Participate as a team member and attend meetings with treatment team members to discuss children's behavior in classroom if necessary.

* Provide program coordinator and/or program manager with weekly updates of students.

* Attend training provided internally and in the community and apply newly gained knowledge in providing services.

* Be available to translate both written and verbal communication for program clientele and staff.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* High school diploma with some college or previous work in a school setting.

* Bilingual (English/Spanish).

* Demonstrate ability to be flexible, creative and able to work in a diverse setting.

* Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills.

* Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions.

* Maintain a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage.

* Knowledge of state, community and agency resources.

* Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with other team members.

* Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

Desired Qualifications:

* BA/BS in Education, Spanish or other related field.

* Prior work experience with refugee or minority families and demonstrated cross-culture sensitivity.

* Previous experience working in educational setting and/or creating lessons plans and curriculum for students.

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