Position:  Thompson - Special Education Paraprofessional – Student Assistant / Aide / Caregiver
Location:  Thompson, CT
Job Id:  254
# of Openings:  5

Thompson

Special Education Paraprofessional 
Student Assistant / Aide / Caregiver
 
Help a student to live a happy and healthy school life. 
  • Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, There are various permanent, part-time school year assignments, hours of assignment will vary based on a Monday through Friday schedule.
 
Pay Rate:
  • 10.50 - 15.00 - Dependent on experience and needs of the client
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: May include and are not limited to;
  • Ensure the safety of the student at all times.
  • Supervise activities of the students as needed in classrooms, home and or community.
  • Provide crisis interventions for students while at the school site.
  • Assist students to resolve challenges; identify future services necessary to help the student self advocate.
  • Assist students in developing social, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct.
  • Maintain progress records and record progress toward IEP goals.
  • Provides specialized behavior intervention services to students diagnosed with special needs in the home, the community and/or other natural settings.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service, treatment plans, trainings, and other meetings as needed.
  • Completes necessary documentation including evaluations, treatment notes, progress reports and exit summaries; keeps updated with program, and participant-related documents and reports. Prepares materials for meetings and provides child-related communication for the student, the program team, physicians, and other health care providers, as appropriate.
  • Perform various duties related to tutoring, teaching and disciplining to build upon existing skills and increase present knowledge in students with disabilities in either a school setting, home and or community.
  • Modify or rephrase text, or verbal directions to assist the student.
  • Assist student(s) with the use of classroom materials and equipment.
  • Aid teacher or student in the use of technology to reinforce student learning.
  • Facilitate in maintaining a positive learning environment.
  • Expedite positive reinforcement procedures as identified in a behavior support plan.
  • Using guidance from the teacher, collect data on behaviors for behavior support plan feedback.
  • Assist the teacher in dealing with behaviors such as biting, scratching, hitting, running, etc. while following the behavior support plan in place.
  • Contact student's case manager when new behaviors are exhibited.
  • Help students to use mobility equipment, as trained by appropriate staff.
  • Accommodate the needs of the student(s) while on a field trip.
  • Serve food from the kitchen, feed student or help them to feed themselves.
  • Possible Bath-rooming needs. 
  •  Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings, if requested.
  • Perform related duties as assigned, within your scope of practice.
Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree highly preferred.
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years experience working with behaviorally involved persons desirable.
  • Understanding of child development, principles of learning, behavior management.
  • Valid Connecticut driver license and good driving record required.
  • Ability to obtain an Endorsement A license upon hire;  A – necessary to operate a student transportation vehicle used to transport students to school-sponsored events and activities.
EOE STATEMENT 
  • We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
  • Regular drug screening
  • Benifits Heath Insurence 
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