Practical Experience Assistant (Unpaid Intern)
- Job Title
- Practical Experience Assistant (Unpaid Intern)
- Job ID
- Winter Park, FL 32792
- Other Location
The Practical Experience Assistant works to gain experience in a related field working in direct contact with motor disabled children. The Practical Experience Assistant works under the direction and supervision of designated instructors to provide support for individual students or small groups of students while learning the principles in the Conductive Education and Special Education programs, and ensuring the students safety and active participation before, during and after the program.
The Practical Experience Assistant will:
- Engage in daily communications with Instructor related to assigned duties and additional information pertaining to the students’ individual goals and needs in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
- Assist students, individually or in groups, with tasks or lesson assignments for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts under supervision of the Instructor.
- Monitor students in a variety of settings to ensure their continuous safety and active participation, asking for help from fellow staff when needed. Immediately notify the Instructor and/or an Administrator of any possible dangerous or unsafe conditions.
- Learn basic knowledge of Conductive Education and Special Education principles.
- Assignments based on Conductive Education and Special Education principles; assignment to be completed each week of experience, i.e. learning student’s name, learning classroom daily routine, classroom set up and clean up.
- Weekly Reflection Assignment to be completed by PEA and reviewed by designated instructor.
- Prepare and/or ensure the completion of required, student/classroom-related paperwork as directed (i.e. daily sheets, incident reports, staff issued handouts, etc.).
- Engage in and ensure the completion of basic self-care activities for the students, including feeding (orally and/or by g-tube), toileting (potty training where appropriate), dressing, as well as any actions that maintain the safety, comfort and well -being of students.
- Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor.