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One to One/Paraprofessional - Preschool & Early Elementary Program

Company: Bancroft
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

One to One/Paraprofessional - Preschool & Early Elementary Program

Job Locations

US-NJ-Cherry Hill

Requisition ID



Special Education


Full Time


Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and teens? Are you looking for a new challenge with real purpose? One to One/ Paraprofessional at Bancroft's Pre-School and Early Education Program, you'll support children with autism and disabilities and empower them to realize their best life. Position Summary:
Provides assistance and support to Teacher in the planning and implementation of classroom instruction to specifically meet the educational needs of the assigned student. Provides encouragement and support to the student to contribute to the best possible educational experience.


How You Can Make a Real Impact:

Under the direction of Teacher(s) and following regulations defined by the N.J. Department of Education (DOE) and Core Curriculum Content Standards, N.J. Department of Vocational Education, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and applicable state/local/federal regulations, assists in the planning and implementation of classroom instruction within an assigned area of functional, developmental, vocational, and/or transitional curriculum in elementary or secondary education in accordance with the Individual Education Plan (IEP):
  • Provides assistance to Teacher in planning classroom curriculum and implements plans to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the assigned student;
  • Provides assistance to Teacher for the assessment of an assigned student's abilities and capabilities; aids in the development and implementation of lesson plans and activities that are individual-specific, meet the learning needs of each student, encourage increased skills, and address specific IEP goals;
  • Assists Teacher in establishing and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to maximum academic and social learning by maintaining order and guiding each student to socially appropriate behavior;
  • Assists Teacher in the proper utilization of classroom equipment and materials. Makes recommendations to Teacher regarding the purchase and usage of new supplies and curriculum materials;
  • Under direction of Teacher, observes and tracks student behavior, gathers behavioral data, performs calculations, and creates graphic illustrations for review by Teachers, clinical-specific staff, etc., to identify and monitor student proficiency and performance levels, to support modifications to current educational program or medication, etc.;
  • Provides ongoing assistance to Teacher in the management of individual behavior of students to create and maintain a safe and secure classroom environment. Reports any safety hazards, property damage, etc., to Teacher;
  • Works with Teacher in the utilization of instructional resources and teaching strategies; willingly shares ideas and instructional resources with other classroom staff.
  • Works directly with the assigned student on a one-to-one basis in accordance with levels of supervision, the IEP, and the established behavior plan:
    • Works with the assigned student on a one-to-one basis and tutors the student in social, vocational, and educational skills necessary for development;
    • Instructs, prompts, and/or assists each person in the achievement of educational goals while actively encouraging the independence of each person within his/her ability limit while following the IEP and individual behavior plan;
    • Accompanies assigned student, provides guidance, and participates in school-related activities; e.g., class trips, extracurricular activities, meals, etc. Provides assistance to Teacher in the planning and oversight of recreational activities and educational trips for students;
    • Serves as an advocate for each assigned student and provides assistance in the event of behavioral and/or academic problems to contribute to a timely resolution;
    • In addition to the above described responsibilities, an Education Program Associate may also provide one hour of personal assistance/instruction to a student prior to the start of, and in preparation for, the School day and classroom environment; e.g., works directly with the assigned student regarding daily living activities, interpersonal relationships, personal hygiene, transportation to School, etc.


      Education & Experience:
      High School Diploma and 3 years experience working with children in a educational setting; or 30 college credits and six months related work experience; or a Bachelor's degree in a related field or currently enrolled in a related college program are required. Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. We're Hiring Compassionate Team Members Who:
      • Are 18 years of age or older
      • Have a current, non-provisional driver's license in good standing
      • Work well in teams and are open to learning new skills Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities What You'll Love About Bancroft:
          • Meaningful Purpose: We truly make a difference in the lives of others, which inspires us to be better people, and gives us purpose.
          • Lasting Bonds: We are a close-knit, committed team who feel like a second family
          • Personal Growth: There are opportunities to learn and build skills, professional development, career advancement, tuition assistance, and loan repayment programs
          • Outstanding Benefits: We offer competitive salaries, tuition assistance up to $5,250 each year, discounted tuition at local colleges and universities, retirement savings programs, generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and more What May Challenge You:
            • Every hour of each day is different
            • Caring for the people we serve can be physically, mentally, and emotionally tough About Bancroft At Bancroft, you'll do more than just make an impact. We are a care team of 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and their loved ones. Together, we work diligently and compassionately, to improve the lives of the people we serve. Find your purpose and more at Bancroft. Real Life. Real Purpose.

              EEO Statement

              Bancroft stands strong against racism and hate of all kinds and supports actions leading to respect, equality, fairness and peace. We advocate for and embrace an inclusive and just world. One world. For everyone. We work with heart, respect and collaboration. We are communicators, listeners, problem solvers, partners and collaborators. Bring your authentic self to our team. Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential. To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. #DSPSJ

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