Employment Type
Contractor
Industry
Education
Job Location
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Working Hours
School hours
Date posted
July 9, 2021
Valid through
July 30, 2021
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Position title
Special Education Paraprofessional
Description

Connecting the Pieces is seeking Special Education Paraprofessionals to provide in person services to PA students during traditional school hours who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Other Health Impairment as well as learners with no diagnosis but require assistance.

Position type:  Contractor

About the position:

As a contractor with Connecting the Pieces you will be working with students in the home, school, or community. The assignments involve implementation of IEP goals, collecting data, implementing behavior plans, collaborating with professionals, and connecting with students.

 About Connecting the Pieces:

Connecting the Pieces serves as one of Pennsylvania’s most respected, educationally based behavior service provider. CTP works with top professionals in Behavioral Health and has built an impressive record of quality and support.

Connecting the Pieces delivers interventions that improves the lives of learners with special education needs and their families while working collaboratively with the schools team. We offer comprehensive services to students who present with challenging behaviors and educational needs. CTP provides individual attention to each student we serve while bringing all those working with the student together to ensure a collaborative effort in helping the student reach his/her fullest potential.

Job Benefits

Working with CTP includes:

Vaccination Incentive:

  • Details to follow.

Training Reimbursement Incentive:

  • Details to follow.

Summer Institute:

  • CTP offering online live instruction during the summer to help fulfill the required paraprofessional hours.

  • Instruction such as Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, Supports with students with autism, Overview of Special Education

  • Each webinar will be one hour.

  • Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

  • No fee to attend.

Benefits of working as a Paraprofessional Contractor for CTP

  • Flexibility in schedule creation within regular school hours (typically 8am-4pm) - select cases that fit your schedule availability

  • Ability to set your own pay rate - you determine how much you make per hour

  • Freedom to decide how much time you want to work each week - work as many cases (hours) or as few as you like (based on case availability)

 

 

Responsibilities
  • Implement student’s behavior plan throughout the school day and across other non-school settings as indicated

  • Monitor and collect data on each IEP goal and identified target areas of concern

  • Work collaboratively with the IEP team, including school and behavioral personnel

  • Obtain daily signatures/authorizations from parents or guardians

  • Input data into CTP and school specific systems regarding schedules, hours worked, attendance, cancellations, mileage and other required information in a timely fashion

  • Assist student to meet superior Educational and Behavioral Benchmarks

  • Maintain open and continuous communication with CTP office staff

 

Qualifications
  • Available during typical school hours during eastern standard time( EST)

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to build a therapeutic rapport with student(s) and team members

  • Well-organized and reliable

  • 48 college credits required

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience working with children who have special needs

  • Human services clearances required

  • Personal transportation preferred

  • 20 hours of staff development activities. (See Summer Institute for details)

Connecting the Pieces is an equal employment opportunity provider. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in relation to the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity, against victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law.

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