Teachers Aide/Education Paraprofessional

Teacher's Aide/Education Paraprofessional Location:AMIkids Piedmont (Clinton, SC)Job Code:11/20-434# of openings:1
Do you want to work for an organization that Makes a Lasting Impact on Kids?
AMIkids has served over 135,000 kids and their families since 1969. Being part of the AMIkids team means that you are helping youth to realize their full potential and become a valuable part of their community.
About AMIkids Piedmont
Founded in 1990, AMIkids Piedmont is a privately nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Clinton, South Carolina, serving Laurens County and the surrounding area. Our program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving kids who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Our kids living in dormitories on campus in a remote location ideally structured to help them work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.
AMIkids Piedmont uses the evidence-based, research-driven AMIkids Personal Growth Model ?? in offering dynamic programs and comprehensive services to treat each child's unique issues, primarily focusing on education, behavior modification, and treatment.
Our Guiding Principles: Kids First, Family and Safety.
Our Core Values: Respect, Creativity, Honesty, Enthusiasm, Loyalty, Integrity, Leadership, Diversity, Goal Orientation, Excellence and Dedication.
Now, you can be a part of this outstanding organization and help guide the way. Take the step. Make a difference.
We are currently seeking a Teacher's Aide/Education Paraprofessional
Position Summary
Responsible for teaching middle- and senior-high school classes, assists in the testing program, maintains related administrative systems and supervises institute student activities as required. In addition, as a staff member, the education instructor's primary concerns include the safety, supervision, advising, counseling and role modeling for our students.
Essential Job Duties
Instruct students in basic middle- and senior-high school subjects,
Prepares and maintains an educational development plan for each student,
Researches, selects and maintains appropriate educational materials, equipment and resources,
Adheres to all contract and state educational guidelines and Quality Assurance requirements,
Maintains lesson plans for area of responsibility,
Coordinates all activities with the Education Coordinator or Principal,
Administers WRAT, GORT and pre-GED tests and manages the documentation of Carnegie Units (high school credits) for reach student,
Maintains accurate and complete administrative file systems,
Performs home visits as dictated by program standards and/or state contract,
Serves as advisor and positive role model for assigned students,
Drives institute vehicles as required in accordance with the Van Policy,
Prevent and intervene in youth altercations and incidents, using the authorized state mandated training methods,
Administer first aid and CPR during emergencies in accordance with the national standards,
Supervise day trips and special activities that involve recreational sports, facility and equipment cleaning, grounds maintenance and equipment relocation.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent required (College degree preferred),
Minimum one year related experience,
State Teacher Certification preferred,
Obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements,
Obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.
Must possess and maintain valid driver's license in the state of employment and have a driving record that meets the standards of the AMIkids Transportation Policy (CDL may be required based on role).
As well as an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIKids offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and STD Insurance, Retirement Opportunities, Holidays & PTO, Education Assistance, EAP, Disability Programs and Credit Union Membership.
AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer ??? Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled ??? Drug-Free Workplace

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