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Program Assistant

Company: Oak Hill
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Oak Hill is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Program Assistant to provide classroom administrative, supervisory, and instructional support to the Certified Special Education Teacher. This person will inspire and encourage staff to support students to achieve their educational goals and make a life changing impact while achieving professional growth and personal fulfillment. Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health, and dignity. This role will help expand Oak Hill's ability to identify and address diverse needs within the community. Along with the individuals we serve, Oak Hill is committed to empowering our staff. When you join our team as a Program Assistant, our team will support you to reach your career goals. We offer professional development, tuition reimbursement, and career pathways that allow you to develop your career while an Oak Hill employee.About the position:The Program Assistant at Oak Hill's Hartford Location works 40 hours/week, Monday thru Friday 8-4p (8) provides administrative, supervisory, instructional support to the Special Education Teacher in the classroom. Schedules direct care paraprofessionals to ensure adequate classroom staffing levels are achieved coupled with leads the classroom in the absence of the teacher. Manages and supports all classroom administrative operational functions. Applicants currently in school matriculating toward a bachelor's degree; have experience in an educational environment or have experience working with individuals with disabilities; are ready to inspire and support staff to help students achieve their educational goals, are encouraged to apply.Minimum Requirements:--- Bachelor's degree--- At least age 18--- Valid driver's licenseo. Depending on the location, A Public Service license with a V endorsement may be required during the initial employment period, and this is facilitated through Oak Hill. "V" endorsement is required for operation of a student transportation vehicle, transporting students to and from school, including vehicles transporting special education students. Applicants or holders of a public passenger endorsement must have an acceptable driving recordBenefits:Generous Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time, Plus Paid Holidays--- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits (Oak Hill pays 50% of your medical deductible)--- 403(b) Retirement Plan (Oak Hill contributes 5% at no cost to you)--- Free and Low-Cost Life Insurance Options and Free Long-term Disability Insurance--- Excellent Professional Development Opportunities; Tuition Reimbursement; Career Pathways--- Staff Recognition and Appreciation--- Paid Training, Education, and Certification as necessary (including CPR training)Responsibilities:Under the direct supervision of the Special Education Teacher:--- Provides administrative support to classroom programs by scheduling direct care paraprofessionals day to day to ensure appropriate staffing levels are achieved.--- Manages employee attendance, timekeeping records, staff training records, and orders supplies, educational materials; manages petty cash, assists with making educational materials; completes payroll adjustments; prepares reports and filing.--- Assists with classroom inspections; assures health and fire inspections requirements are met; conducts monthly emergency preparedness drills and maintains lockdown records.--- Arranges transportation with bus companies and group homes, ensures vans are maintained, and safety requirements are met; manages communication by answering the phones, taking messages, collects, and disseminates information, and answers and fulfills requests.--- Provides instruction to students in the teacher's absence and assists the teacher in providing instruction of students IEP goals and objectives daily.--- Administratively manages direct care paraprofessionals and has full management of the classroom in the Certified Special Education Teacher absence.We support equality for and advancement of all people, based on their qualifications and actions alone, without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Oak Hill, Hartford , Program Assistant, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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