Para Educator (School Shadow Teacher)
About the role:
The main purpose of this role is to assist in the preparation &/or modification of curriculum/lesson plans (to make them individualized), reports, academic materials, accommodations & modifications and ensure that all client related materials are maintained and organized.
- Implement techniques based on Applied Behavior Analysis in the school and classroom school settings.
- Implement structured and individualized treatment programs designed by a Clinical Supervisor, including but not limited to Behavior Plans (BSPs) & Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to teach children language, play, social, self-help, and academic skills, thereby reducing the occurrence of maladaptive behaviors.
- Facilitate social interaction to help establish and maintain successful peer relationships.
- Support the classroom teacher in managing children’s behavior and modifying the learning environment.
- Facilitate functional independence by fading in & out when necessary.
- Collect data and maintain documentation pertaining to each child’s program.
- Participate in clinical meetings, workshops, and training seminars as necessary.
- Communicate questions, child’s progress, or other feedback to supervisory staff.
- Adhere to Director, Clinical Supervisor, Case Manager & School Support Advisor clinical treatment recommendations.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology / Education.
- Previous experience in teaching and working with children with special needs is desirable. However, if you have a passion for working with children and/or are a graduate student looking for hands on experience you are welcome to apply.
- To be considered for this role, you must be passionate about teaching and interacting with children.
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Be enthusiastic and have high-energy levels.
- Be able to work independently as well as take and process directions from mentors.