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Stevens Treatment Programs Teacher Assistant in Swansea, Massachusetts

Stevens Treatment Programs empowers youth to lead successful lives through high quality treatment and education in a safe and nurturing environment. Stevens provides comprehensive services to adolescent males who require the safety and consistency of our residential treatment program. Stevens? private residential special education school serves youth between the ages of 11 and 22 with a history of complex trauma and behavioral problems. The Teacher Assistant supports each youth?s social development, emotional wellbeing and intellectual growth within the classroom. The Teacher Assistant plays an essential role in the school, helping students grow, learn and develop into productive members of the community by providing academic support, behavioral support and life skills. The Teacher Assistant builds positive relationships with students, teachers and all members of an interdisciplinary team. Other duties include: Provide classroom supervision Assist youth with their morning activities of daily living (ADL) skills Administer medications to youth and maintain proper documentation of such Provide a healthy safe and clean learning environment for children Assist teachers in implementing lessons for assigned academic and skills classes Teach a career education class twice per week Teach a bullying prevention summer unit Complete a Youth Readiness Assessment Tool as needed and on time Use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies, as directed by the Teacher, to meet individual student needs Assist students with assignments or difficult concepts one-to-one or in small groups Help students stay focused during class hours Supervise special events and school outings Proactively address youths? emotional needs in order to prevent behavioral escalation, and assist with de-escalation as needed QUALIFICATIONS A successful Teacher Assistant candidate will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications needed to do the job well, these include: Bachelor?s degree preferred, but not required A valid driver?s license and a driving record acceptable to Stevens? insurer An acceptable criminal records background check A reference from an immediate supervisor The ability to communicate clearly, logically, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing Able to come to work promptly and consistently Good organization and time management skills Ability to work in a collaborative manner with all members of the interdisciplinary team Ability to remain calm during stressful situations Ability to perform youth restraints safely and effectively when necessary Ability to exercise good judgment on a day-to-day basis and in crisis situations Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with youth and adults Flexibility to adjust assigned work schedules as required by programmatic needs PAYSCALE Hourly pay between $17.50 ? $ 18.50 based on degree and/or experience (Paid .50 cents more if bi-lingual, fluent in Spanish) $1000 SIGN ON BONUS! HOURS: Monday, Thursday and Friday 7:30AM ? 3:30PM, Tuesday 7:00AM-3:00PM, Wednesday 8:00AM ? 4:00pm,