Teacher Aide (Educational Paraprofessional)

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

Job Summary

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

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Teacher, Educational Supervisor, 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.

Licensure: N/A

Certification: 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).

Clearances: Act 73 FBI; Act 33 Child Clearance; Act 34 Criminal 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.

The ability to lift, position, and feed students with handicaps, assist them physically in transferring to and from wheelchairs to other equipment, and lifting on to and off of school transportation vehicles. Willingness to assist students with feeding and toileting needs.

**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

•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.
•Completes all student documentation accurately and within facility time frames
•Completes all administrative documentation accurately and timely

Employment Application

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Lisa Wakefield
[email protected]
The Day School at The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
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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