Paraprofessional Teaching Assistant

Description:

Benhaven School, located in Wallingford CT, is looking for paraprofessional staff to join our team. Our students have autism and intellectual disabilities, and they benefit from our year round school program.

Paraprofessionals work with special education teachers and related services providers to implement individualized educational plans. Teaching occurs in classrooms and across our school and in community settings. Collaboration and problem solving are strong among all employees and our students' families. Many opportunities for professional development and subsequent promotion/pay increases and increasing responsibilities.

READ THE APPLICATION PROCESS CAREFULLY:

We offer comprehensive training and ongoing support on how to work effectively with high-needs students. To learn more about the position and what is needed to apply, send your resume and cover letter to:

resumes@benhaven.org Include in your cover letter why you would be a good match to work with children on the autism spectrum.

  • Full-time position: starting pay, $13.26 an hour
  • After successfuly completing a 90 day probationary period, hourly pay is increased to $15.43 
  • 7 Vacation and 10 Sick (accrued) and 3 Personal (prorated) days. You have a total of 11 paid holidays including the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas week and New Years Day (2018)
  • Medical and Dental Insurance after 60 days
  • Monday - Friday 9:20 am - 4:20 pm Year Round.

Requirements:

Paraprofessional experience preferred or equivalent experience but we will train for this position.Implement lessons and routines in classrooms and community environments. Build students resumes through vocational jobs. Support students with behavioral issues, occasionally intervening physically. Support students with hygiene and toileting issues.

  • Physically able to work with this population
  • Candidates must agree to:
    • DCF and DDS background checks
    • Local and Federal Fingerprining and Criminal background checks
  • Be prepared to provide the following before an interview: three (3) professional reference letters 
  • Highest Degree, Diploma or able to produce Transcripts
  • Required to bring two forms of ID to an interview: e.g. valid Driver's License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and/or a valid Passport

To read more about our organization, please visit our Benhaven website www. benhaven. org

Benhaven is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Benhaven

187 Half Mile Road
North Haven, CT 06473

Administrative Offices

tel (203) 239.6425
fax (203) 239.1318