Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities? Are you interested in working somewhere where you KNOW you are making a difference every day?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
We are currently offering a $3,000 SIGN ON BONUS!! Brand new full time employees, or part time employees working 20 or more hours per week will receive this bonus.
Being a Teacher Assistant has its Advantages
As a Teacher Assistant at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
Experience working in a classroom with low student to staff ratios.
Opportunities to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and helping them to achieve their highest potential.
Paid 2 to 3 week orientation.
Over 5 weeks of paid time off your first year.
Tuition assistance after 6 months of working full time - up to 12 credits per year!
Access to the Savi Student Loan Checkup tool to help you navigate the student loan system – quickly see your repayment plan options and discover potential savings!
A rewarding experience helping individuals complete daily activities and achieving long term goals.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New York provides programs and services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and dual diagnoses. Located in Mt. Kisco, NY, this position is responsible for assisting teacher and residential staff in planning and implementing instructional and residential programs for individual students. Ensuring the students’ welfare, safety, and location at all times, the Teacher Assistant will assist in establishing a classroom environment conductive to academic and social learning by helping to maintain order. They will guide students in socially appropriate behavior on and off campus and attempt to resolve student crises and/or contact the supervisor when assistance is needed.
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 https://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.
Relevant Keywords: Adolescent, Autism, ADA, Behavioral Support, Direct Care, Direct Support, Education, IEP, Special Needs, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Crisis Intervention.
To qualify, we require our Teacher Assistants to:
Have a HS diploma/GED with one years of related experience. Bachelor degree or Associates degree with one (1) year of related experience preferred.
Have a valid NY Drivers License.
Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
Have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adults with special needs.
Devereux 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.
Physical Requirements : Pre-employment physical required. Significant and frequent amounts of walking, sitting, stooping, bending & standing required. Frequent planned, outside activities causing exposure to sunlight and heat. Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity.
Posted Date 1 month ago (8/18/2021 6:12 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-19532
Position Type Full-Time