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Teacher Assistant

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: Red Hook
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities? Are you new to this field and want to learn more? Do you want to work 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 to brand new full time employees working over 37.5 hours per week or a $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS for part time employees working 20 or more hours per week
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.
  • Quality Low-Cost Benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires! http://benefits.devereux.org
  • 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 Red Hook, NY (12571), 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: ADD, ADHD, Adolescent, Direct Care, Direct Support, Education, IEP, Residential, Residential Treatment, Special Needs, Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant
    #sponsoredQualifications: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.
      The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires staff without an approved medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated to be employed in this program. If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.
      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.

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Albany , Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Red Hook, New York

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