1:1 Teacher Aide (Educational Paraprofessional)

17-Mar-2019, The Day School - Other
Job Status: Full-Time    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary

The 1:1 Teacher Aide works with an individual student by providing 1:1 support while usually following a Behavior Support Plan and works cooperatively as a team member with a certified teacher in a team approach with other professional support personnel and paraprofessionals in order to promote positive social, behavioral and educational outcomes for the student.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Teacher, Educational Supervisor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Associate Chief School Administrator, Chief School Administrator (in that order)

Workers Supervised: None


Education: High School diploma 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. Related TSS experiences a plus. Current and valid certification in CPR and First Aid is required (will provide training).

Licensure: N/A

Certification: N/A

Clearances: Act 73 FBI, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 33 Child Clearance

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: At least one year of successful experience working with children. Experience working with exceptional children in
an educational setting is preferred.

Requires the ability to lift, position, and feed the student, who may be challenged by physical handicaps, may need to assist the student with transfers to and from wheelchairs to other equipment, and lift on to and off of school transportation vehicles. Must assist the student with toileting needs (will provide training).

**To work in the secondary adapted physical education program assisting students with complex disabilities. Must have the ability to assist students in both shallow and deep water in the swimming pool.

Job Responsibilities

• Follow The Institute and The Day School rules and regulations as outlined in the Personnel Manual, Employee Handbook and The Day School Guidelines
• Performs clerical tasks necessary for the efficient functioning of the student
• Follow classroom routine and understands role within the classroom structure
• Assists the student in all areas of The Day School as directed
• Demonstrates strong skills and judgment when assisting the student
• Demonstrates strong behavior management skills
• Performs necessary personal care for the student
• Performs feeding, lifting, positioning and toileting duties for student as needed
• Completes all student documentation accurately and within facility time frames
• Completes all required 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

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Lisa Wakefield
[email protected]
The Children's Institute
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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