LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Personal Care Assistant

We are currently seeking a Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Paraprofessional for a full-time position working with a student in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Qualifications:
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have previous experience working with children
  • Must have up-to-date clearances (from within one year) and valid CPR/First-Aid
  • Must have a genuine passion for working with students who have special needs
  • 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 student
  • Act as a liaison in communicating about the ongoing needs of individual students.
  • Provide advice and possible solutions to guardians and other support staff concerning home-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 student during eating activities, outdoor recess, and other activities as needed.
  • Provide support to students attending inclusive regular education classes, assisting with modifications as directed
  • 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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