Education Para-Professional

Youth Villages

Youth Villages

Douglasville, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Education Para-Professional

Requisition ID
2024-21035
Job Locations
GA-Douglasville
Program
Residential-Education
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

Company Overview


Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization

Responsibilities

Program Overview


Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings. We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes. Located in Tennessee, Georgia, and Oregon, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). The majority of these youth attend the fully accredited schools which are located on our residential treatment campuses.

Position Overview


Plan for individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and other skills.
Participate in training and in-service activities.
Administer and interprets testing to determine academic needs.
Develop and uses a variety of teaching techniques.
Produce lesson plans that reflect the individual educational needs of students.
Prepare reports in compliance with school guidelines.
Maintain progress notes, attendance records, and grade scores in a timely manner.
Other essential duties as needed.
Candidates may have the opportunity to teach in specialized subjects
Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Responsible for daily classroom instruction and experiential projects with K-6 students who have significant developmental delays and behavioral challenges.

Will offer 1-1 and small group instruction, support teachers in provided differentiation in instruction for challenged and struggling students.

Tutoring documentation will be required for state and federal funding such as Title I.

Para-Pros will oversee independent/guided practices for special education students using software such as FastForward.

Crisis management and classroom safety responsibilities will include YV and DOE documentation procedures.

Following IEP goals and objects, accommodations and documentation will be an expectation.

Training and assistance with Statewide Testing will also be included in responsibilities.

Additional Information
Small Class Sizes to allow more one on one attention to individual students and their educational needs. The standard Youth Villages class size ranges from 8-15 children.
Tuition & Licensure reimbursement, and training for your career growth and advancement

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.
Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.
Applicants must have valid driver’s license.

Salary

$19/HR

Qualifications

Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
Paraprofessional Certification through the GaPSC (or ability to obtain para certification)-Required
Experience working with students in the classroom setting (Preferred)

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
401(k)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

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