Educational Paraprofessional Position - Chester County Intermediate Unit
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Instructional Assistant - CCIU Learning Center - F/T and P/T Opportunities
Job Location: CCIU Learning Center
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Chester County Intermediate Unit
Downingtown, PA 19335
Telephone: 484-237-5085
Job Description:
Effective immediately, vacancies for full-time and part-time Instructional Assistants exist within the division of Student Services of the Chester County Intermediate Unit at the Chester County Learning Center in Coatesville (37.5 hours/wk full-time; 32.5 hours/wk part-time).

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree or higher or completion of two (2) years of post-secondary education or 48 credit hours from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Experience working with special education students preferred. 
  • Experience working with students with severe behavioral issues preferred.
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete Devereux Personal Emergency Interventions Training.
  • Current police, child abuse & FBI fingerprint clearances.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Applicants will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of a basic skills program or educational programing and performing duties as directed by the educational consultant pr classroom teacher. Duties may include individual tutoring or one-on-one support for a student with special needs.  Some lifting may be required. Applicant must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team in an educational setting. Physical intervention with students in crisis will be required.

Salary Range:
The IA scale is broken down below on an hourly basis for your reference. Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • 0-5 yrs experience =$13.64 - $13.83
  • 6-10 yrs experience = $14.02 - $14.42
  • 11-20 yrs experience = $14.62 - $17.04
  • 21-29 yrs experience = $17.37 - $20.46
  • * Bachelors degree is equivalent to 9 yrs experience on the scale= $14.20 per hour
  • *Masters degree is equivalent to 15 yrs experience on the scale = $15.53 per hour
Location:         1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville

The  Learning Center is a middle school/high school that serves students ages  13-21 that have been unsuccessful in their home districts. All of the students that attend the Learning Center have IEPs. There are two main programs within the Learning Center:

Options/Options Plus:
The Options Program works with students experiencing mental health issues who demonstrate an interest and desire to learn but who are reluctant to receive mental health services.

These students are provided the skills to work cooperatively with their peers. They learn to deal with everyday issues at their ability level and the educational staff provides individual attention, both when dealing with the academics and behaviors.

Students in the Options program may need assistance to develop strategies to help:
  • Manage their behavior
  • Meet learning objectives
  • Maintain emotional stability
  • Accept mental health services
  • Overcome drug and alcohol issues

Career Acadamy:
The typical day for a Career Academy student is split between a half-day in academic classes and a half-day in their pre-vocational shop program. The Career Academy offers a variety of pre-vocational classroom options, taught by very experienced teachers. Pre-vocational classroom options include culinary, childcare, technology shop, small engine repair,  automotive shop, carpentry, horticulture, and exploratory/project shop.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Chester County Intermediate Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Chester County Intermediate Unit ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Chester County Intermediate Unit has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources at 484-237-5085.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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