Paraprofessional

The Children's Institute | See all 2 jobs from The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh

 

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 

Job Type

Full-Time

 

Job Overview

The Educational Paraprofessional assists a certified teacher in a team approach to the performance of the certified teacher's assigned program responsibilities.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Follow The Institute and The Day School rules and regulations as outlined in the Employee Handbook and The Day School Guidelines.
• Performs clerical tasks necessary to the efficient functioning of the classroom and the school.
• Follow classroom routine and understands role within the classroom structure.
• Appropriately assists students in all areas of The Day School as directed.
• Demonstrates appropriate skills and judgment when assisting students.
• Demonstrates appropriate behavior management skills.
• Performs necessary personal care for students.
• Performs feeding, lifting, positioning and toileting duties for students as needed. (personal care assistance)
• Completes all student documentation accurately and within facility time frames
• Completes all administrative documentation accurately and timely
• Completes a minimum of 20.hours of approved staff development activities annually in order to hold a paraprofessional position within The Day School.

Behavior management assistance
Assist with instruction and data collection

 

Minimum Requirements

High School diploma or GED required. A four-year degree in Education or a related field (Child Development, Psychology, Social Science) preferred.
Certification in the State of Pennsylvania in Special Education or some other areas of Education is most preferred. Current and valid certification in CPR and First Aid is required (will provide training).
At least one year of successful experience working with children strongly preferred. Experience working with exceptional children in an educational setting is preferred.

In Autism classrooms: Experience working with students with a diagnosis of Autism in an educational setting is preferred. Knowledge of specific best practice approaches for students with autism including: Applied Behavior Analysis, verbal behavior, structured teaching, augmentative communication preferred (training provided)

The ability to lift, position, and feed students with disabilities, assist them physically in transferring to and from wheelchairs to other equipment, and lifting on to and off of school transportation vehicles. Willingness and to assist students with feeding and toileting needs. Must be able to perform as noted on attached Physical Demands Sheet.

 

Ideal Candidate

Experience with special needs population. They will be able to work independently while being a supportive team member, exhibit creativity and passion for helping others. Team oriented. Takes initiative.

 

Additional Highlights

Works as an integral member of the team, passionate about caring for others. Willingness to learn