Paraprofessional - Severe Disabilities

Meeting Street Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 weeks ago

Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child. At Meeting Street, we believe in the power of inclusion and foster it in all we do. Our goal is to create an environment, and ultimately a world, where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together.

The Grace School is truly unique as is the only fully inclusive K-8 school program in the United States. We foster both academic excellence and individual growth in children of all abilities. Our inclusive classrooms combine rigorous academics with a culture of compassion.

About this Role:

Our Teacher Assistants work with students with disabilities, helping them to implement skills and goals in line with their educational and therapy needs. Throughout the day, they are there to provide individual support both in and out of the classroom and throughout therapy sessions, utilizing and maintaining any communication devices and adaptive equipment that their students use.

Teacher Assistants are responsible for providing personal care to students, including feeding, assisting with the restroom and with changings if necessary.

Key Skills:

  • Patience and ability to explain things multiple ways

  • Respond quickly and appropriately to student situations

  • Flexible team-player

  • Responsible and reliable

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Teacher Assistant State Certification (any U.S. state) and Paraprofessional Certification

OR

  • Associate's Degree or higher in an education related field

Meeting Street is a non-profit organization offering a high-coverage, low-cost benefits package to employees working thirty or more hours weekly. Our package includes health, dental and vision insurance, FSA, Paid Time Off, 403b Retirement Plan and more.


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