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Paraprofessional

Company: MHY Family Services
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding career helping students? MHY Family Services is looking for a passionate Paraprofessional to support its educational services. Apply now to join our team!Key position details and benefits:Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision InsuranceEmployer paid life Insurance and disability insurance403(b) Retirement w/ Employer MatchFree Training and CEU'sPTO that can be used in the first year of employmentPaid holidaysTuition ReimbursementGrowth/Development OpportunitiesWhy MHY Family Services?MHY Family Services is an organization that you can be proud to be a part of, where you will be coached, challenged, and empowered to grow as a person and a professional. MHY Family Services (MHY) is over 140 years old and a non-profit organization that provides support and services through residential, educational and community-based programming all over Pennsylvania, primarily in Western PA.MHY strives to meet the changing needs of at-risk youth and their families through a practical and holistic approach to treatment. Youth and families have the opportunity to learn skills that help them manage and cope with trauma-based issues and to re-engage with home, school and community.About the Paraprofessional PositionProvides an educational atmosphere that supports the intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and emotional growth of students age 9-18. Ensures the physical and emotional well-being of students through positive direction and role-modeling, and otherwise contributes to an effective and positive school environment by performing the following duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the Paraprofessional include the following. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.Provides positive approaches and structure in the guidance and direction of students.Monitors students to ensure compliance with classroom and school procedures.Communicates with the other Longmore, Residential and Therapy employees, as well as students' parents as necessary, regarding student academic, behavioral/emotional needs or progress.Provides assistance to teachers as necessary with the classroom preparation and/or subject delivery, including outdoor activities and physical education.Reports to the appropriate teacher or to the Director of Education any inconsistencies, conflicts or problematic situations that arise.Escorts and monitors students between Longmore Academy and other campus facilities.Assists students with the use of appropriate communications, decision-making and problem solving skills.Provides appropriate de-escalation responses to students as necessary, and leads others in following appropriate response methods.Maintains the safety and cleanliness of the school environment.Acknowledges students when entering the facility or classroom.Conducts student searches each morning and otherwise as necessary.Supports all residents' treatment and behavioral goals in conjunction with academic goals.Assists in ensuring the cleanliness of the environment of the school and classes both in Longmore and in classes throughout the campusSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities of other staff.Education/ExperienceBachelor's degree in a related field preferred with a minimum of one year of prior experience in classroom management of junior and/or senior high school students required; experience with Alt. Ed. students strongly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be 21 years of age with current Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances. Current PA state driver's license with an insurable driving record required. Must possess demonstrated PC skills including common MS Office applications. Additional training or licensing as required by regulations, or as deemed necessary by the Executive Director or Principal.EOE.

Keywords: MHY Family Services, Philadelphia , Paraprofessional, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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