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Paraprofessional

Job Details

Requisition #:
192974

Location:
Hamilton, NJ 08691

Category:
Personal Care Assistant

Salary:
$16.00 - $18.00 per hour

Position Details

Overview. The position is responsible for supporting students in achieving their educational, social, and emotional goals.  Paraprofessionals complement teacher’s educational efforts by providing direct support and instruction to students throughout the school day. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Be kind, considerate, and compassionate
  • Be honest, be on time, and be reliable
  • Build good working relationships with your student(s) and their teachers
  • Work collaboratively with teachers to support students' growth and development
  • Be willing to seek and accept advice, guidance, support, and feedback
  • Assist teachers with implementing school-wide and class-wide positive behavior initiatives as appropriate
  • Support students in displaying and maintaining on-task behavior.
  • Support students in completing assigned work
  • Support students in transitioning from one location or activity to another
  • Follow student-specific treatment, teaching, or lesson plans to support students in achieving their academic, social, and emotional goals
  • Support students with activities of daily living as appropriate (e.g., eating, brushing teeth, hygiene, as appropriate)
  • Collect data on students' academic, behavioral, and social goal.

Requirements

  • High school graduate, GED or equivalent of education and training

Additional state and/or local requirements

  • Background checks as stipulated by local and/or state requirements (e.g., child abuse clearance, criminal history report, etc…)
  • First aid and/or CPR certification as stipulated by local and/or state requirements
  • Registration or Certification as required by state requirements.
  • Ongoing continuing education hours as stipulated by local and/or state requirements

 

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Must be able to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times
  • Must be able to support student(s) in using technology and adaptive devices they need to complete schoolwork, communicate, and navigate throughout the school.
  • Strong commitment to clinical excellence
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to speak, write, read, and understand English
  • Must be able to travel to/from school/work location.
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
  • Must be able to sit and climb stairs
  • Must have visual and hearing acuity
  • Must have a strong sense of smell and touch
  • Must have sufficient strength and manual dexterity to safely operate equipment,
  • including grasping and manipulating small objects
  • Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as needed

Environment

  • Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
  • Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties

  • Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options