Classroom Aide (2021-22 School Year)

Posted 3 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional Support


  Position Type
 2021-2022 School Year  (August 25, 2021 to June 17, 2022)
Monday to Friday, 7:45AM to 3:30PM (7.25 hours/day)
  Reports To
Program Coordinator, Elementary School
  Position Summary
If you love working with children with special needs, work with us!  We have openings for patient, caring individuals with experience working with children with special needs to join our elementary school team and work as School Year Classroom Aides!  Our Classroom Aides fill an important role as they support certified special education teachers with preparing instructional materials, reviewing instruction, tutoring students, monitoring student behavior, and documenting student progress throughout the school day. 
Salary Rate
School Year Classroom Aide positions start at $17.00 per hour ($123.25 per day), with additional pay for prior related work experience.

Paid sick days (10 per year), paid personal days (4 per year), paid health and dental insurance(single coverage only), tuition reimbursement beginning at $2,000 in the 1st year of employment, and a retirement plan.
  Position Requirements
  1. Two years of college (48 credits) or high school graduate with two years’ experience working with children ages 5 to 12 with special needs in an organized setting. 
  2. Paraeducator training and/or experience working with children with emotional, social, and behavioral needs is preferred.
  3. Ability to engage intellectually and physically in all components of the educational process.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all constituents (administrators, colleagues, students, parents, and others).
  5. Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  6. Ability to use computers and perform clerical skills at a proficient level.
  Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Actively assist in implementing lesson plans, reinforcing instruction/tutoring, and documenting student progress of assigned students throughout the school day. 
  2. Observe, monitor, and redirect behavior of assigned students during regular classroom time, special class times, transition periods, and on field trips according to school and program procedures. Maintain accurate records on student progress and behavior for school programs and outside agencies as required. 
  3. Accompany assigned students to art, music, physical education, computer classes, and special events and provide assistance to the specialty teacher during class as needed.
  4. Accompany assigned students to individual and group therapy sessions as needed.
  5. Assist the teacher with testing, recordkeeping, and progress monitoring for assigned students.
  6. Under the teacher’s direction, communicate with parents and staff regarding student progress. Participate in interdisciplinary and inter-agency meetings as required.
  7. Provide a nurturing environment for all students. Enforce school policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner to ensure the health and safety of all students. Maintain a safe, clean, and organized learning environment.
  8. Supervise students in the absence of the teacher whenever necessary.
  9. Serve as a mentor for new staff members and a source of information and help for substitute teachers assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  10. Maintains a professional, confidential and ethical relationship with colleagues, students and parents at all times.
  11. Attends and actively participates in all faculty meetings, in-service meetings, and other meetings as required.
  12. Maintains proper certification for assignment and remains educationally informed in all related areas including PDE regulations and state/national standards through continued professional study and attending workshops and conferences. 
  13. Actively participate in at least 20 hours of staff development activities directly related to the job assignment during each school year.
  14. Performs related duties, special assignments and projects as assigned.

Posted By

Valley Forge Educational Services

1777 N. Valley Road PO Box 730, Paoli, PA 19301

At the following locations

The Vanguard School

1777 N Valley Rd , Malvern, PA 19355