Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Teacher Aide Fitchburg/Rutland-Travel in Rutland, Massachusetts

Do you want to make a difference in the life of children/students ? Are you available Full Time Mornings/Early Afternoon? Then we are looking for you!

In this Teacher Aide role, you will assist non-verbal students with handover morning routines, including personal hygiene and feeding. Must be able to transport students, carry out individual behavior plans, and document student progress and related incidents.

Position will also require that staff get MAP certified in order to administer medication to students.

This is a split position, in which the staff will serve as a Direct Suport Professional in our group home in Fitchburg, MA, and as a teacher's aide at the Devereux School in Rutland, MA from 9am to 2pm.

In the

Teacher Aide

role, the qualified individual will supplement instruction and supervise classroom activities on campus at the Devereux School in Rutland MA.

Promoting from Within

Devereux likes to promote from within; if you are looking for an organization to grow in, with Human Services, then Devereux is for you.

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees. We also participate in the Student Loan Forgiveness Program ( see HR for details).

Are you interested in continuing your education? Devereux offers a generous Staff Tuition Assistance Program (STAP). Full-time employees who have successfully completed six months of continuous employment are eligible for our STAP.

Pays up to 75%!!

For more information please see the following link:

https://devereux.sharepoint.com/sites/portal/communities/hrprofessionals/Administration%20Policies%20and%20Standards/STAP/2016-2017%20Comprehensive%20Overview%20of%20Staff%20Tuition%20Assistance%20Program.pdf#search=stap

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Requirements

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.**

Experience : Up to 1 year related experience with special needs students preferred.**

The IDEAL candidate will...

Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete eight days of new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.**

Physical Requirements:

Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.**

Work Environment:

Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.**