Para-Professional

Posted 3 months ago
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Non-Instructional Support

Description

Job title
Paraprofessional

Job purpose
Provide center support to various activities in the day treatment program as assigned by the Principal/Clinical Supervisor based on planned and emergent needs.

Duties and responsibilities
• Align practice and work with the agency mission, vision, guiding principles, the trauma-
informed Sanctuary Model®, the Neurosequential Model and the Re-ED philosophy.
• Accept daily assignment of duties including classroom/center coverage from
Principal/designee.
• Provide assistance and supervision of all assigned students throughout planned
classroom/instructional activities.
• Utilize positive behavioral supports (classroom structure and systems, behavior management
techniques, and learning environment design) effectively and therapeutically.
• Understand group dynamics and processes and be responsive to the diversity and individual
learning and treatment needs of clients served.
• Implement the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model with fidelity and effectiveness to support
treatment and reduce/avoid restraints.
• Participate in all staff meetings and in-service training.
• Complete assigned duties competently and within expected time frames.
• Utilize safe work practices for self and others.
• Demonstrate word processing skills and program navigation skills.
• Participate (and pass requirements where applicable) in all required trainings, including but not
limited to; Vehicle Safety, First Aid, CPR, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Blood Borne
Pathogens, and Standards of Practice.
• Participate in staff development activities, parent conferences, team meetings, and staff
meetings as scheduled or assigned.
• Ability to work respectfully with a culturally diverse population of clients.
• As a representative of the agency and profession, present self with decorum and in dress that is
appropriate to the day’s activities.
• Adhere to PEP and ESC policies and procedures, as applicable.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree preferred. Associate degree or less considered with appropriate experience.
• Experience working with behaviorally/emotionally challenged children/youth.
• Communicate accurately and effectively, both written and orally.
• Demonstrate effective decision-making skills.
• Utilize good judgment under routine and stressful work conditions
• Work professional, effectively and collaboratively with others.

Physical requirements
• Ability to participate in physical interventions, when necessary, and with fidelity to the
methods taught through the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model. Physical interventions are
low in frequency but require intense physical exertion. The object is to safely control/maintain a
struggling and aggressive young person ranging from 50 – 250 pounds. Physical requirements
include, but are not limited to: kneeling, possibly for extended periods of time on hard surfaces,
bending, twisting, and holding.
• Ability to participate in therapeutic outdoor education/field trips which may involve hiking,
biking, climbing, and swimming.

Ability to use a computer and keyboard (eye-hand coordination and repetitive movements
related to keyboarding).
• Ability to move around the classroom/center/community and sit and stand for more than an
hour at a time.
• Ability to visually and auditorily assess and monitor the mental health status of students for
safety purposes.
• Ability to meet driver eligibility standards and operate an agency leased vehicle.

Posted By

Positive Education Program

6470 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130, USA , Parma Heights, OH 44130
 

At the following locations

Greenview

14201 Southington , Shaker Heights, OH 44120