Teacher Aide - Vanguard School at Valley Forge Ed Services
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Aide
Job Location: The Vanguard School, 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Vanguard School at Valley Forge Ed Services
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 610-296-6725
Job Description:
If you love working with children with special needs, work with us!  

We have immediate openings for patient, caring individuals with experience working with children with special needs to join our elementary school team and work as Special Education 1:1 Aides.  

Our 1:1 Aides fill an important role as they support certified special education teachers with tutoring, monitoring student behavior, and documenting student progress throughout the school day.   1:1 Aides work directly with an assigned student providing specialized assistance to maintain progress toward IEP and/or FBA goals.  A primary focus of this position is positive behavior support and student safety.  Twelve (12) hours of training in crisis de-escalation techniques and behavioral interventions is provided.
Requirements include:
  • Two years of college (48 credits); or high school graduate with two years experience working with children with special needs in an organized setting.
  • Two years experience working in behavioral health field providing direct services to students with autism and/or emotional disturbance is preferred.
  • Familiarity with behavior modification, positive behavior support systems, and/or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is required; formal training in crisis de-escalation techniques and behavioral interventions is preferred.
  • Ability to engage intellectually and physically with students in need of crisis intervention.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all constituents (administrators, colleagues, students, parents, and others).
Salary rate:  Special Education 1:1 Aide positions start at $24,000 per school year  (September to June).  Salary is paid every other Friday through August.  Candidates with prior experience can earn more.  Additional pay can also be earned by working our 5 week summer ESY program. 

Benefits include:  paid health and dental insurance (single coverage), paid sick days (10 per year), paid personal days (4 per year), a 9% employer contribution to our Retirement Plan, and opportunities for professional development.  Annual tuition reimbursement benefit of $2000 in the first year is available for college courses in special education. Safety care training is provided.

Apply on our website:  https://www.applitrack.com/vfes/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Vanguard+Support+Staff

We are reviewing applications and scheduling interviews now!  Apply today!

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