Teacher's Assistant (Special Education)
Devereux - Scottsdale, AZ

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We're recruiting for a full-time TEACHER'S ASSISTANT for our day school, on the campus of our residential treatment center in Scottsdale .

Schedule : Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm.

What does a typical day look like for a Teacher's Assistant?

-Assist teacher with daily lessons
-Monitor behavior
-Management of classroom
-Supervise lunch/breakfast
-Guiding students to socially appropriate behavior
-Weekly staff meetings
-Utilize various instructional strategies
-Supervise transition of students
-Daily assessment of student progress
-De-escalating negative behaviors
-Most importantly...be an amazing role-model!

Keywords: special education, teacher's assistant, behavioral health, child welfare, at-risk, BHT, direct care, school

Job Requirements

- High School Diploma or GED required (Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred).

- Experience working with children/adolescents with behavioral/emotional needs required (in a classroom setting preferred).

Physical Requirements:

- Pre-employment Physical and Job Demand Assessment ( to test range of motion to perform physical interventions). Ability to lift up to 30lbs to physically intervene with clients.

- Significant and frequent amounts of walking, sitting, stooping, bending & standing required.

- Frequent planned, outside activities causing exposure to sunlight and heat

- Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity.

Company Profile

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

The Devereux Arizona - Richard L. Raskin Treatment Network, founded in 1967, provides an array of behavioral health and social welfare services for children, adolescents and families. Locations are in Phoenix , Scottsdale , Mesa and Tucson and services include outpatient counseling, residential treatment, foster care, in-home services, special education, respite, and group care. These services are delivered by a diverse work force of over 220 dedicated and talented employees, who are supported by a strong team of local and national resources.

Brief Description

Looking to work with youth and make a difference in a child's life? Devereux Day School serves students with moderate to severe behavioral and emotional needs by providing a safe and secure environment and an atmosphere that allows students to grow personally and educationally.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision, Supplemental Life, and Accident coverage are available to FT employees.

**It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Contact Information

To learn more about Devereux, please visit our home page at www.devereux.org

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE

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