Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal. Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility, is seeking a full time Teacher Aides at our Lake Villa IL, andBenet Lake WI locations to provide assistance in all aspects of classroom management to ensure an environment of quality learning for the students.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Have a huge impact on the youth, to inspire and coach them
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any other job
Assists teachers in implementing individual teaching plans for students in areas of small group and one-on-one instruction.
Assists in presenting written program reports on students and communicating these reports to other staff at appropriate times.
Participates in cottage team meetings, school program planning sessions, resident meetings and Agency In-Service Training Programs.
Provides direct care and supervision of residents in cottage program areas during the morning routine and at other times as appropriate; as well as assisting in the planning, implementation and supervision of residents in recreation activities during school vacations and holidays.
Provides assistance and support in the implementation of classroom management and reinforcement systems which are congruent with all other program areas. This includes ability to physically restrain acting out students per safety and behavior management standards and behavior stabilization inside/outside classroom.
Assists Teaching and Recreation staff in providing basic instruction in ancillary subjects to students in areas such as music, art, physical education etc.
Administers medication and follows medical procedures for residents as directed by the Health Services Coordinator.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Special Education or related field OR 5 years equivalent experience.
Paraprofessional or substitute teaching certification within 60 days of employment.
Per DCFS regulations, candidate must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Related experience in the field of education and/or social services desired.
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's community based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ