Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Thu Feb 4 2021 Job Description:
The Gengras Center, is actively seeking energetic, outgoing, and passionate individuals to become Paraprofessional / Teaching Assistants.
As a member of the Gengras Center team, the Paraprofessional / Teaching Assistant will provide a supportive / engaging learning environment and instructional assistance within the classroom for individuals as well as general supervision and management of the students.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Provide 1:1 hands-on support to students with special needs
Assist teachers with instruction for academics, life skills and self-help skills
Attend all classes and related services with students to provide support in all areas including the community
Engage children in learning activities and implementing behavior plans, communication plans, and functional programs
Support all staff by collecting and recording data on student progress
Two years of University credits in a related field preferred. Extensive related experience may be considered in lieu of education.
Prior experience with children in a school setting; special education preferred, but not required.
Ability to follow teacher direction and written plans, and work effectively in a team setting to meet individual student needs.
Appropriate organizational and oral / written communication skills.
Willingness to work with necessary office or classroom equipment / technology.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.