Autism Teaching Assistant

Shaker Heights, OH
Full Time
Autism Services: Education
Entry Level

When you come to work at Monarch Center for Autism, you become an integral part of our dedicated and hardworking team of professionals that include Intervention Specialists, Associate Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Art Therapists, Music Therapist, Recreational Therapist, and Horticulture Therapist. Classroom teams are intentionally small, so students can receive one-on-one and small group instruction, within the confines of Monarch’s visual language immersion teaching Model. The Model combines concept-driven language instruction with visual supports, technology and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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Position Summary: The Monarch Center for Autism at Bellefaire JCB is looking for a full-time Autism Teaching Assistant to work at Monarch School, which serves students ages 3 through 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This person should be caring, creative and passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. The Autism Teaching Assistant will work within an interdisciplinary team that includes an Intervention Specialist, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Art Therapists, Music Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Horticulture Therapist, and additional Autism Teaching Assistants. Our classrooms are intentionally small, so students can receive one-on-one and small group instruction, within the confines of Monarch’s visual language immersion teaching Model. The Model combines concept-driven language instruction with visual supports, technology and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This is a great position for those looking to gain experience in careers such as special education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, behavior analysis, and more!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the teaching and behavior management of the classroom.
  • Helping to develop and implement lesson plans and curriculum that align with IEP and/or ISP goals and objectives.
  • Helping to develop instructional materials including visual supports.
  • Helping to plan and organize daily activities to optimize treatment.
  • Taking data and contributing to clinical records and documentation.
  • Caring for students in a variety of settings and capacities.
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Attending staff meetings and training sessions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Special Education, etc.)
  • Experience working with children with autism helpful, but will train.
  • Passion for helping others and making an impact in the lives of students with autism

Life at Bellefaire:

We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive total rewards (benefits and compensation) options to our valued employees and their families, including domestic partners. Our rich options include:

  • Dental, vision and medical insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability
  • Generous paid time off and holidays

Other perks of working with us include:

  • A friendly and appreciated staff
  • Working with a team committed to the well-being of others
  • A beautiful campus
  • Career growth/numerous free CEU opportunities
  • Staff recognition program
  • A caring environment to work in!

 

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