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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Instructional Assistant in Reading, Pennsylvania


Are you ready to help youth feel better and in more control of their emotionswhile in the classroom? Do you want to learn from our award-winning team?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining The Center for Effective Schools team as a paraprofessional.

Being an Instructional Assistant at Devereux has its advantages

As an Instructional Assistant (emotional support) you will work with middle school and high school students with emotional support (ES) needs within the Reading School District. Reporting to the Emotional Support Special Education Teacher, among other duties, this position will:

  • Support and maintain classroom policies and procedures, while assisting students bymodeling appropriate behavior, providing emotional support, and adopting a patient and friendly attitude.

  • Assist in the implementation of students’ individualized education program (IEP) and positive behavior support plan (PBSP) as directed by the teacher.

  • Assist with student personal needs, when required, including medical needs in conjunction with the school-based health or nursing staff.

  • Participates in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.

  • Understand team goals and own role within the team. Support team decisions and cooperates with others within and outside the team.

  • Utilize crisis physical intervention techniques under the direction of the teacher and as appropriate tothe setting andthe degree of threat to the safety of thestudentand others.

While the position is 10 months, you will get benefits!

Sign on Bonus - 1000$

The Center for Effective Schools (CES) is a non-profit research and training center dedicated to building the capacity of schools and other child-serving institutions to better serve children and adolescents with, and at risk for developing, emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). This mission is accomplished through training, consultation and applied research. The CES is a division of Devereux’s Institute of Clinical and Professional Training and Research. Established in 1999, the CES is located in King of Prussia, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. From its inception, the primary focus of the organization was and continues to be addressing the needs of children with and at risk for EBD and their families by promoting effective practices, informed by scientific evidence, to improve lives. Learn more

The CES utilizes an “indirect” service delivery approach whether working at the individual or systems level. The theoretical foundation of this work is based in applied behavior analysis and positive behavior support and, to the extent possible, delivered within a preventative or early intervening framework.

We offer:

-A collaborative and supportive environment.

-Opportunities to work directly with students alongside educators and behavior analysts within a structured classroom environment.

-Opportunities to increase your professional development and learning.

-A convenient Monday through Friday work schedule.

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Keywords: Special Education, emotional support, education, middle school, high school, IEP, ES, paraprofessional, Autism, ABA, Applied Behavioral Analysis, ASD, Teacher assistant, 1:1, teacher's aid, PA, educational assistant


Education : Associate's degree, or Credential of Competency or 2 years postsecondary trainingOR high school diploma and a passing score on the Reading School District paraprofessional exam

Experience: Working as an instructional assistant/paraprofessional in a special education classroom preferred.

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.

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 5 months ago (7/1/2022 9:34 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-25058

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.