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Teacher Assistant Jobs NJ – Description and Requirements

First Children Services hires teacher assistants to work in First Children School and in A Special Place Child Care Center in Fanwood as well as in regional day schools throughout New Jersey. Teamwork, ability to get along with others, good communication, showing initiative, ability to work independently and patience are all important skills to be successful in all teacher assistant positions.

Special Education Teacher Assistant-First Children School (Fanwood, NJ)

First Children School teacher assistants are hired to work with students with disabilities. Teacher assistants perform routine duties in caring for children in the classroom including maintaining a safe, clean physical environment and participating in the program of education and therapy under the supervision of the teacher. Teacher assistants provides support in managing behaviors, assisting with food prep and feeding, toileting/diapering, arts/crafts, and all educational activities.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • High school diploma required. College credits or degree in Special Education preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children in a classroom setting is required.
  • Some American Sign Language ability a plus
  • Patience and the ability to work with children who have multiple disabilities.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.

One to One Academic Teacher Assistants-Regional Day Schools (Statewide)

First Children Services hires one to one teacher assistants needed for statewide regional day schools to work with elementary-high school age students. Teamwork, ability to get along with others, good communication, showing initiative, ability to work independently and patience are all important skills to be successful in this position.

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • High School Diploma required, some college a plus
  • Experience working with special needs/at risk students
  • Must be fingerprinted if hired

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