LOCATION: Fort Washington, PA, United States

Paraprofessional

We are urgently seeking a Paraprofessional/Personal Care Assistant (PCA) for a full-time position working one on one with a high school student in the Fort Washington, PA area. Eligible candidates must have a high school diploma and up-to-date clearances from within one year. 

Qualifications:
  • Must have a High School Diploma.
  • OR have an Associates/Bachelors Degree in Psychology or a behavior-related field.
  • Must have up-to-date clearances (from within one year).
  • Must have a genuine passion for working with students who have special needs.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have exceptional communication skills.
Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the implementation of each student’s educational program as outlined in their IEPs and according to the schedule and routine of the classroom program.
  • Act as a liaison in communicating with teachers and other intermediate unit or district staff about the ongoing needs of individual students.
  • Provide advice and possible solutions to teacher and other support staff concerning classroom-related issues.
  • Document information regarding the students, including needs, strengths, gains, and problems.
  • Follow the behavior support plans as provided by the teacher or behavior support staff.
  • Supervise and support students during eating activities, gym, outdoor recess, and field trips as needed.
  • Provide support to students attending inclusive regular education classes, assisting with modifications as directed by the teachers.
  • Oversee students while embarking and disembarking from school bus, as needed.
  • Participate in meetings to develop and update IEPs and Evaluation Reports, as requested.
  • Attend training sessions, in-service workshops, and update skills as necessary.
  • Assist students in activities of daily living and personal care skills, as needed including physically positioning students as or assisting with the mobility of students with physical challenges.
  • Legal, ethical, and professional practices in compliance with federal and state mandates, as well as local policies concerning performance.

CATEGORY: Behavioral Health | JOB TYPE: Full-Time |

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