Website The Help Group
Because every child deserves a great future
About The Help Group
The Help Group is a large (900+ employees) innovative organization serving children with special needs. Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger’s disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems.
Excellent benefits, including 100% employer sponsored health insurance plans
High School diploma or equivalent and relevant experience in the field of special education. Must demonstrate capabilities in assisting with all aspects of classroom instruction, including teaching, implementing behavior plans, and controlling student behavior using a positive approach.
Qualifications for Early Education Teacher Assistants
BA Degree a must. Relevant experience in the field of special education. Must demonstrate capabilities in assisting with all aspects of classroom instruction, including teaching, implementing behavior plans, and controlling student behavior using a positive approach. At least 6 months of experience in working with Children with special Needs, Knowledgeable about various interventions in working with children with special needs, Attended in-services/classes related to autism, applied behavioral analysis, discrete trial, pivotal response, floor time, and or positive behavior support
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to follow a client (by running and/or walking) who is experiencing significant behavioral problems or has become Absent Without Leave (AWOL) from the facility (clients can be up to six feet tall and weigh over 200 pounds).
Ability to apply Hands on management techniques according to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program (CPI).
Be certified in (CPI), and use these procedures as needed according to school policy for situation control in a crisis.
Assist the classroom teacher with all aspects of instruction in a special education classroom.