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Para Educator

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: Bennington
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:



Monday-Friday 7-3p

Summary:The Para Educator will work closely with the Education Team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while participating in the education program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following:

The Para Educator functions as part of the treatment team and is responsible for assisting the educators and the supervision of students while in school.

- The Para Educator will provide support during instructional times/classes

- Provide supportive supervision and participation to class activities including physical educations, art, etc.

- Assist with "wake-up" duties to the assigned campus dormitory

- Assist with behavioral interventions within the classroom as needed, including physical restraints

- Assist with substitute lessons as assigned by the teacher and/or Academic Coordinator as needed

- Maintain appropriate documentation that may be assigned by the Supervisor such as attendance, Individual Treatment Logs, etc.

- Assist with monitoring and supervising transitional times, lunch, and school ending activities for student accountability

- Assisting with community based activities and appointments related to students needs as assigned

- Provide assistance as requested by the Academic Coordinator or Academic Director in daily routines

- Participation in mandated and assigned professional trainings offered in the program

- Provide transportation with school vehicle for students/teacher activities as needed

- Participate in staff meetings as required

- Maintain students confidentiality at all times, report all pertinent information to Supervisor

- Pursue appropriate channels of communication

- Understand the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of VPI

- Appropriately represent VPI Bennington to the community, students' parents and outside agencies

- Follow all company policies and procedures

- Other duties as assigned, including 1:1 staffing with a student

Reports to: Academic Coordinator and Academic Director


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

- 21 years of age

- Minimum High School Diploma or GED. Would prefer Associates Degrees or higher

- Prefer 2 years' experience interacting with children/youth. This may include but no restricted to camp counselor, coach, babysitting

- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality

- Excellent organizational skills

- Experience working with trauma

Job Type: Full-time

Vermont Permanency Initiative provided the following inclusive hiring information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $17.00 per hour


Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Para Educator, Other , Bennington, Northeast

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