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Special Education Paraprofessional

Job in Houston - TX Texas - USA
Posted by Avondale House
Full Time position
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Job specializations:
  • Education
    International Education, Special Education Assistant
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Avondale House is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides, educational services to individuals with autism, a day habilitation program for young adults, where clients receive training in daily living and vocational skills, employment services and four group homes for individuals unable to live in their own home. Avondale House has been serving individuals with autism since 1976. To learn more please :(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)
Avondale House offers a generous benefit program that includes medical with an employer contribution, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, vacation, holiday, and paid leave.
• Implements student schedule, instructional plan and behavior plan
• Creates student work activities as per IEP and teacher direction.
• Participates in quarterly and annual IEP meetings in absence of teacher.
• Collects data on data sheets on behavior and academics.
• Monitors and engages with students at all times.
• Ensures ratio compliance.
• Follows set duty schedule for each person, including lunch/breaks.
• Prepares classroom for instructional day.
• Monitors and supports student arrivals and assists student dismissals (either bus lane, hallway or classroom as determined by teacher).
• Cleans and prepares the classroom for next day.
• Makes copies of student's work.
• Shows compassion, builds rapport and encourages participants to develop into their full potential.
• Keeps participants on task and redirects as necessary.
• Works with staff throughout Avondale House to meet the needs of each student.
Position Requirements
High School, 1 to 2 Years work experience
• TEA Certified Educational Assistant or RBT preferred.
• Associates degree or equivalent preferred High School Diploma or GED required.
• One year of experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
• Ability to take initiative in planning and starting classroom activities.
• Ability to manage non-compliant and aggressive behaviors according to state and school policies.
• Patient, authoritative personality.
• Valid Driver's License required.
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to implement CPI, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
• Lifting/Moving up to 50 lbs and lifting moving up to 100 plus lbs with assistance.
• Ability to stand on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time.
• Stooping, kneeling, pushing and pulling may be required in this position.
• Must be capable of physically restraining students when necessary.
• Must be able to handle situations that may be volatile or stressful at times.
Background Check Required
The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by others assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. This job description may be amended at any time by management.
Avondale House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability status, genetics, or sexual orientation and gender identity.

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