Who we are looking for:
We are looking for caring, compassionate and engaging
individuals to help promote students in their academic, social,
communication, self-care, health, and physical growth. Wildwood
Programs is a proud provider of educational, residential,
employment, and other community-based supports to people with
disabilities and we are looking for someone dedicated to making a
difference in peoples lives.
Successful candidates will exhibit the ability to interact with
our students in a positive encouraging way, demonstrate a
professional demeanor, patience, empathy and a positive attitude
while possessing a strong desire to help others. Problem solving
skills and commitment to the team is required.
What are the job duties:
Assists students, studently or in groups, with specialized
instructional programs prepared by the teacher to present or
reinforce learning concepts. Supports teachers in the development
and use of available instructional resources, materials and
equipment appropriate to planned learning programs for students.
Contributes to the monitoring of students' activities in the halls
and cafeteria, on the playground and during arrival and dismissal
periods. Attends to the physical needs of students such a helping
with clothing or attending to personal hygiene and toilet habits as
needed. Learns and uses behavior management strategies to increase
students' participation in the educational program. Assists
teachers with clerical tasks such as attendance taking and
reporting, lunch money and other collections, and organizing
materials, equipment and furniture for day-to-day class work.
Transports students as program needs require.
Why you should join us:
We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health
insurance, dental and vision plans, life insurance, flex sending, a
comprehensive wellness program, paid time off, paid training,
education tuition assistance, scholarships, employee discounts and
a 403(b)-retirement plan.
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We are passionate about helping students lead independent,
productive and fulfilling lives. By joining our team, you will be
provided a variety of opportunities in a rewarding career where it
is possible to make a difference and significant impact in the
lives of others. It is our goal to improve the lives of all members
of the Wildwood Family.
How we make a difference:
We envision a world that embraces a fundamental respect for ALL
student, their strengths, their uniqueness, their creativity and
the infinite diversity that we each represent.
Our employees make this possible through their dedication and
enthusiasm. We are on a Mission to empower and enable both children
and adults with neurologically-based learning disabilities, autism,
and other developmental disorders to lead independent, productive
and fulfilling lives, while integrating our values of Respect,
Integrity, Creativity and Holism to get it done!
A valid NYS license and clean driving record are required as you
will be responsible to drive students to activities Reliable
transportation, attendance and willingness to learn High school
diploma or general education degree (GED) NYS Teaching Assistant
Certification or eligible to complete the requirements for and
maintain NYS Teaching Assistant Certification Required to complete,
pass, and use CALM training, provided by the school, which includes
de-escalation strategies and approved protective holds and
movements for students Commitment to schedule, assigned job duties
and performance expectations Clean, appropriate and presentable
appearance while on duty Subject to NYS OPWDD mandated criminal
background check, finger printing and a driving record