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Easter Seals Student Service Aide in Canton, Massachusetts

Easterseals has immediate openings for Student Service Aides (SSA) who support students with varying disabilities that attend educational programming at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Canton, MA. The SSA provides direct educational and personal care support to the student as prescribed by the student's individual educational program, enabling the student to participate at his/her optimal level. Basic Responsibilities: Assists student with activities of daily living, including personal care and nutrition Assists student requiring support in addressing personal care as needed and/or assigned (e.g. peri-care, diapering, changing clothing, feeding, etc.) Encourages student independence in all phases of his/her program Reinforces student instruction in a variety of activities in individual and group settings (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) Participates in plans for improvement in accordance with student's IEP goals to ensure student's success in school Assists students in accessing their electronic communicators, switches, pointers, feeders, etc. and ensuring equipment is hooked up and functioning properly Monitors students in a variety of school environments such as rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, special events, etc.,, ensuring a safe and positive learning environment Supports students with emotional or behavior concerns and assists them in developing appropriate social skills Assists students in and out of wheelchairs and transports students around school campus ensuring safety at all times Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent 1-3 years' experience as a PCA or School Aide Experience with children and young adults with physical disabilities including personal care assistance Knowledge of the special needs of students who have behavioral, learning, or physical disabilities Knowledge of pertinent academic areas and learning situations Additional Requirements: Easterseals Massachusetts conducts extensive background checks and professional references for all potential employees. If selected for hire, candidates must be able to provide a recent physical indicating the ability to perform the essential functions of the job either with or without accommodations, proof of negative TB, and required immunizations including fully-vaccinated status for Covid-19 (Executive Order #595). $15 -$18/ hour + benefits.