Teacher Aide

01-Feb-2020, The Day School - Other
Job Status: Full-Time    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary

Careers at Our Amazing Place
Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we’ve built our legacy on being “amazing.” After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we’re forever proud of our team members who don’t just make a career here – they make a difference.

From our outpatient physical and behavioral health services, to our educational services, to our family services – we’re grateful for the many passionate individuals who dedicate their expertise, talent and time to our kids, families, and to our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze.

Our Culture & Amazing Atmosphere
It’s smiles from our kids when you’re walking down the hallway. It’s seeing their progress that brightens your day. It’s the feeling you get when a parent tells you what a difference you’ve made for their child. Every day brings something different, but it’s the care, compassion, collaboration, and teamwork put into our work that contributes to the overall culture at The Children’s Institute.

Diversity & Inclusion
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place – we can’t wait to meet you!

At The Children’s Institute, we pride ourselves on building teams of individuals who bring their best every day – because without that, we couldn’t make such a large and lasting impact on the amazing kids and families we serve. We need team members who are team players, collaborative and creative, idea-generators and go-getters. Our children and families need you.

Amazing Benefits
We’re proud to offer generous benefits to our team members. Regular full-time team members are eligible for the following benefits:
• Medical, Dental, Vision & Life insurance
• Paid Time Off & Holidays
• 403b Plan-Retirement
• Short and Long Term Disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Wellness program
• Student Loan Refinancing Program
• Employee Recognition Events
• Tuition reimbursement
• Career development

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

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

Employment Application Employment Application (201 KB)

Submit cover letter, resume, application and salary requirements

Linda Allen
[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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