The Children's Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies, in historic downtown Glendale, is looking for Teacher Assistants / Paraprofessionals / Behavioral Techs to assist in our classrooms. We are an award-winning private school that serves children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. We are looking for candidates who have worked with special needs children before. The ideal candidate will be motivated and physically capable (can lift over 45 lbs. and be able to move comfortably) in order to work with high behavioral individuals. Special needs experience is preferred. Must love children and have patience. Our School Shifts, which include van support are from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, or 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Entry pay starts at $16.50 per hour, plus you may qualify for an extra $2.00 per hour bonus.
Full time employees receive benefits such as Medical (80% school paid), Dental (100% paid), Vision (100% paid) and $100,000 Life insurance (100% paid), as well as 12 paid holidays and PTO time. If you like paid time off, we offer Winter and Spring Breaks as paid time off, when most schools have you off without pay. Positions are available for both men and women. We are looking for employees that are committed to working and helping children. It is a great opportunity for those interested in learning more about special education students and how to work with children that have Autism. It’s an engaging environment where every day is a new adventure.
Providing support services under the direct supervision of qualified Special Education Teachers. Assisting teachers in planning and preparing materials for activities. Implementing therapeutic programs under the direction of therapists. Implementing Positive Behavior Support Plans with a Behavior Specialist. Assisting students with meals, personal care issues, hygiene, social interactions, and behaviors. This role is also known as an instructional assistant, teacher’s aide or behavioral tech.
Must have a current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (required), must have a High School diploma or GED, must be 18 years of age, must pass a background check, must be able to pass a drug test, have a CPR/First Aid card, Arizona State Driver’s license, have three written letters of reference, and be willing to get training on Crisis Prevention and Intervention “CPI” (we can assist with training).
Apply online with our website at https://thechildrenscenteraz.org/ with resume or come by in person and apply on site at The Children’s Center, 5430 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, 85301.
Job Description: Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies seeks a Special Education Teacher for middle schoolers with autism and developmental disabilities to design, organize and implement instructional programs to help achieve goals and meet needs. Position duties include collaborating with parents, teachers and healthcare providers, writing individualized education programs and meeting with parents to discuss programs, keeping records, assisting with student transitions and choosing educational options and supervising and mentoring teaching assistants.
Requirements: B.S. or higher in Education, Special Education (or foreign equiv.), combined with state certification or licensure in Special Education, ID, Cross Categorical or Moderate to Severe Certification. Applicants must also pass state criminal background check, drug test and have Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card, current CPR/First Aid Card and Crisis Prevention Institute training.
Please submit your interest in this opportunity by clicking on the below "Apply for Position" button (please attach a resume), or apply in person at The Children’s Center, 5430 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, AZ. 85301.