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Bachelor's Degree Level Paraprofessional

Company: The Menta Education Group
Location: Springfield
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

As a Substitute-Certified Paraprofessional with The Menta Group, you will be responsible for working with classroom instructors and staff to offer targeted teaching and support to students in the classroom, as well as general support for all students in the school.

10 Month School Calendar

Hiring for All Grade Levels K-21, Small Self-Contained Rooms (10 students max)

M-F, following a school calendar

Benefit Options & Generous Paid Benefit Time Off!

Direct Hire with our school: Return School Year after School Year (no annual contract)

Responsibilities

  • Substitute Teach as needed; Act as a Paraprofessional as needed
  • Manage classroom behaviors
  • Report behavioral concerns of students to appropriate staff
  • Implement and maintain behavioral program policies and data
  • Maintain classroom order and safety (Security)Provide general supervision of students inside the school setting
  • Assist in the prevention and management of incidents of non-compliance and/or escalation in behavior
  • Maintain alertness for problems likely to disrupt the educational process or to be a safety concern and correct and report these conditions Respond to emergency situations
  • Provide interventions to students to assist in managing behaviors
  • Think quickly, independently, and tactfully Qualifications
    • Required: Bachelor's Degree*
    • Bachelor's Degree ideally in one of the following disciplines: an Education-related field, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Health & Human Services, Kinesiology or a Sports or Physical Education/Recreation related field
    • Substitute Teacher Certificate is required Security or Juvenile Justice background is helpful
    • Military Veterans are encouraged to apply
    • At least 23 years of age
    • Able to work with high-risk special needs students
    • Good driving record and willing and able to drive student van is strongly preferred > Benefits
      • Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Insurance Programs
      • Medical Insurance enrollment is available to full time employees on their date of hire. No waiting period.
      • 10 Month School Position with 12 Month Semi-Monthly Pay
      • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits for salaried employees
      • 403(b) Investment Options

        About The Menta Group

        The Menta Group has evolved into a dynamic, responsive, multi-state education non-profit, operating numerous private and public/private partnership schools. The organization still firmly adheres to its policy to never give up on a child and that no student will be rejected, suspended, or expelled.

        The Menta Group's mission is "To provide innovative solutions to critical problems in education and human services." Menta brings a framework of educational practices that have been designed and are supported through evidence based practices. Menta's collaborative process with various school and community stakeholders has resulted in programs designed to educate, support, challenge, empower and celebrate students who present with a range of academic, social and emotional needs. At the beginning of a student's experience with Menta, a collaborative meeting is held that includes the student, significant people in their lives, Menta staff and other professionals as appropriate. During that meeting, a comprehensive assessment of the student's past, present and future desires is used to establish a student centered plan (MAP) that serves as a foundation of the student's Menta programming. A guiding principle of Menta is 'we do not give up', while also holding our students and staff to high expectations. The educational offerings at a Menta program provides students with a quality education that is designed to nurture and enhance the skills and maturity needed to meet the challenges of being productive adults and citizens in a rapidly changing 21st century world.

        Professional Associations and/or Partnerships

        The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ASBA, AAPSEC, AASA, CCSSO, SEAA, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        The Menta Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Menta Group ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district office.

        About Menta Academy Springfield

        Menta Academy Springfield is anchored by a steadfast commitment to the '3-C Ready' initiative, where our focus is to guide each student toward becoming College, Career, and Citizenship ready. Our educational approach is highly individualized, catering to the unique learning paths and developmental needs that each student presents. We pride ourselves on creating vibrant classrooms that serve as active learning landscapes, where every day is an opportunity for our students to excel academically and socially.

        The educational experience at Menta Academy Springfield is designed to not only impart knowledge but to also inspire a zest for learning and personal growth. Our educational spaces resonate with interactive learning, ensuring that students are not merely passive recipients of information but active architects of their future success. By fostering a culture of daily achievements in both educational and behavioral domains, we lay a solid foundation for our students to build upon as they progress through life's stages.

        Professional Associations and/or Partnerships

        The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ASBA, AAPSEC, AASA, CCSSO, SEAA, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        The Menta Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Menta Group ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district office.

Keywords: The Menta Education Group, Springfield , Bachelor's Degree Level Paraprofessional, Other , Springfield, Illinois

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