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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Teacher Assistant in Kennesaw, Georgia


Are you looking for a supportive environment with the ability to make a significant impact on student outcomes? Do you enjoy assisting in all aspects of classroom instruction and management?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Teacher Assistant at Devereux has its Advantages.

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A rewarding experience helping individuals complete daily activities and achieving long term goals.

  • Working with a supportive team with an energized atmosphere

  • Opportunity to expand your existing teaching skills and grow professionally

  • Competitive salary, benefits and free lunch in our cafeteria!

This opportunity will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

  • Protecting the health and safety of individuals served while assisting with academic instruction and managing various behaviors.

  • Reading and implementing all individualized treatment plan.

  • Assisting in the planning of programming and is an active team member in carrying out treatment goals.

  • Participating as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team and maintains a team environment.

  • Working with the individuals consistent with orientation, ongoing trainings, program handbook, New Directions, and SPA approved strategies.

Devereux Ackerman Academy is a school serving students in grades 6-12. Ackerman Academy is accredited by Cognia (Formerly AdvancED). We provide a stimulating educational environment for children and youth while they are receiving the highest level mental health treatment. Our education personnel are highly qualified and certified by Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Many of our faculty and staff have multiple certifications to include Special Education and other content areas. Our classroom environment and instruction are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Keywords: Teaching assistant, paraprofessional, education, Title 1, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, mentor, direct support, recreation, teacher

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in education, human services or related field of study; OR Four (4) years of direct experience in lieu of education.

EXPERIENCE : One (1) year experience in a residential treatment facility or educational school setting preferred. Experience with children and adolescents is preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Possess excellent facilitation skills, relationship management, multitasking, written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

  • Be empathetic, a team player, creative and energetic; Understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement.

  • Have a strong passion for working with and helping children & adolescents & the ability to represent yourself as a positive role model.

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily.

  • Devereuxux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

The Federal Government COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires most staff working at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia to be vaccinated. In order to be employed at this center in this position, you must:

  1. If vaccinated - provide proof of vaccination prior to start date.

  2. If unvaccinated:

  • Receive the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services by Dec. 5, 2021; and

  • The necessary shots to be fully vaccinated – either two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson – by Jan. 4, 2022 .

  • Note: If you are getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you must get this vaccine by Dec. 5, 2021 .

Posted Date 2 months ago (10/6/2021 8:54 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20339

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time