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Non Teaching Assistant

American Paradigm Schools
Palmyra, New Jersey
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Jan 28, 2022

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American Paradigm Schools

8101 Castor Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19152

Discovering Excellence Through Cultivating Differences

American Paradigm Schools are dedicated to equity and excellence for all learners, while celebrating the uniqueness of our communities. Our values drive our dedication to providing a world class education.

Position: Non Teaching Assistant

Position type: Full Time

Position location (School): TACS

Department: Student Support

Employment status: Exempt

Employment duration: 10 months

Position Summary:

This is a school support position maintaining discipline, surveillance and control over the non-instructional activities of students. Employees in this class are responsible for regulating, monitoring and directing the activities of students outside and within a school building/the adjacent areas. Additionally, the position involves receiving, storing and issuing school supplies, operating simple office equipment and performing routine filing tasks. Assignments may be received from the lead NTA in the building. Employees in this class may be assigned, transferred or moved to various schools as the need arises.

Major Responsibilities
  • Patrols the school building and surrounding areas before, during and after school hours to maintain an orderly flow of scholars entering and exiting the building
  • Inspects locker and play areas, lavatories, and halls for scholars who are loitering or in unauthorized areas
  • Questions scholars to make sure they are their proper location
  • Stops smoking and other unauthorized activities occurring on school property
  • Assists teachers in handling routine disciplinary cases.
  • Monitors scholars during lunch and recess periods
  • Supervises the late room and completes late cards and other forms to admit students to class
  • Issues locks and lockers to students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Education and certifications
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth school grade.
  • One year of volunteer or paid experience working with youth which has included responsibility for maintaining discipline or security, directing activities and/or counseling.
  • Must be able to pass all required background checks

Physical Requirements
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Pushing
  • Driving
  • Lifting 20-25 Lbs.
  • Moving Up and Down from a seated position
  • Restraining
  • Walking up and down stairs

American Paradigm Schools are Caring School Communities.

Relationships are the foundation of classroom and school life and underpin teaching, learning, and prosocial development. Building relationships and fostering students' sense of community are a critical part of our work at APS and as such, we have partnered with the Collaborative Classroom to implement the Caring School Community Model in all of our schools.

Caring School Community model builds positive classroom and schoolwide communities while developing students' social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and competencies. It is designed to help students become caring, responsible members of their school communities and, ultimately, to grow into humane, principled, and skilled citizens of a democratic society. The lessons in the program help faculty and staff create a warm, safe, and disciplined school environment where all community members can develop the skills and dispositions they need to interact constructively with others.

All employees at American Paradigm Schools are expected to be true champions of the Caring School Community Program.
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