Behavioral Paraprofessional – Arizona Autism Charter Schools – Phoenix, AZ

Hourly Rate: $17 per hour and up depending on experience!

We have both Full time and Part Time Behavior Paraprofessional positions available. Part time positions work from 7:30am-3:30pm for 2-3 scheduled days per week.

Do you have passion for supporting the growth and development of students on the autism spectrum? Are you tired of driving from appointment to appointment and losing out on income when clients cancel? Then look no further! Here at Arizona Autism Charter School, our staff work at one location, have consistent hours and receive mentoring and support from highly qualified staff! We provide many opportunities for professional development and our organizational structure supports staff in advancing in their careers. Apply today to learn more about AZACS and the benefits we provide for our staff and students.

Under the supervision and direction of the Special Education and ABA Managers; the Behavior Paraprofessional provides assistance to a classroom teacher, performing a variety of tasks relating to the behavioral and instructional needs of students in a classroom setting. This position is entry-level classroom support provided to students at AZACS and is a school-year position with opportunities to work during summer break.

Duties:

  • Assists in the implementation of instructional programs, including self-help and behavior management as well as instruction.
  • Work as part of a classroom team to support academic instruction and behavior plans.
  • Execute lessons as directed by the teacher or classroom lead. These may include supporting independent work, special projects, or teaching a lesson to a small group.
  • Assist with classroom planning and preparing of materials with the classroom teacher.
  • Assist students in participating in classroom routines, transitions and self-care tasks as necessary.
  • Implement behavior intervention techniques in alignment with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as directed by ABA Manager or Campus Director.
  • Follow tier one behavioral supports and behavior plans as directed.
  • Able to obtain and maintain QBS certification.
  • Strong adherence to policies as outlined in the AZACS Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance.
  • Work with special education students may include lifting, feeding, changing, toileting, and other services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managers and Directors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Has good communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with parents and education professionals.
  • Has a basic understanding of instructional methods and education curriculums.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to handle emotionally charged situations.
  • Willingness to work in a special education classroom with different levels of student abilities
  • Enthusiasm for best practices in autism education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative in dealing with students, faculty, and the public
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, parents, and students in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to exercise reasonable judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in structured teaching, center-based model preferred.
  • Valid Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Benefits:

  • One location at a professional school setting, no driving to appointments.
  • Great internal professional development and career growth opportunities.

ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Positions in this class require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work:

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in an indoor and outdoor classroom setting.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • How many years of experience do you have working with children on the autism spectrum?
  • Are you interested in applying for our Peoria Campus (K-4) or our Phoenix Campuses (Elementary, Middle and High School)?

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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