Educational Assistant (Occasional - The Frost School Programs)
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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The Frost School is a day school that provides special education services for elementary, middle, and high school students with emotional and behavioral disorders and Autism. Students with other disabilities such as learning disabilities, mild mental retardation, speech/language impairments, and other health impairments are also accepted, if their individual needs can be met in the Frost milieu. The school contains four different programs (The Frost School, The Frost Oakmont Primary Program, The Frost Oakmont Secondary Program and The Lodge Program) each providing a supportive and structured environment integrating specialized academic instruction, counseling, transition services, and behavioral modification specific to each student population. Frost School is approved as a Special Education School by the Maryland State Department of Education and serves students from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Classes are small and students receive instruction based on their IEP (Individualized Education Program).
The Frost School is looking to hire a qualified Educational Assistant to float within the four programs as needed . This is an occasional/use as needed position with no benefits or guaranteed hours; however, the person will be used for full day shifts when needed. The hired individual should be able to dedicate at least one full day per week. The Educational Assistant provides overall assistance in the classroom to support the teacher and/or work with an assigned student in a one-to-one relationship. This individual is responsible for providing additional structure, supervision, and instruction to assist the teacher in achieving the goals and objectives of the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP). The Educational Assistant works independently within the guidelines and direction of the supervising teacher providing educational support and behavior management; documents student progress; and serves as an escort to students during school or program activities. Bachelor’s prepared Educational Assistants may be responsible for leading classroom activities in the absence of the supervising teacher.
High school diploma required – bachelor's degree and experience working in special education and/or with individuals with autism/severe behavioral and academic issues strongly preferred. Work requires physical preparedness to effectively manage and physically restrain aggressive students. Work requires potential exposure to risk of physical injury from combative and assaultive students. Salary determined by experience and education. Again, occasional/use as needed position with no benefits or guaranteed hours; however, the person should be able to work at least one full day per week. Salary determined by experience and education.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...