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Teacher Assistant

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

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Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Responsibilities

Program Overview

Youth Villages' Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings. The majority of these youth attend the fully accredited schools which are located on our residential treatment campuses.

Position Overview

  • Participate in training and in-service activities
  • Assist Licensed Teachers in the classroom and preparation of materials
  • Assist with academic evaluations
  • Provide tutoring to individuals and/or small groups of students
  • Participate in community based activities and trip for groups
  • Participate in experiential learning experiences
  • Carries out duties to assist the Licensed Teachers and/or by request from the Principal and the Director of Education
  • Other essential duties may be assigned as needed

Additional Information

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training. Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation. Applicants must have valid driver's license.

Small Class Sizes to allow more one on one attention to individual students and their educational needs. The standard Youth Villages class size ranges from 8-15 children. Tuition & Licensure reimbursement, and training for your career growth and advancementOur schools operate year-round

Qualifications

Requirements

Degreed and non-degreed positions available.Experience working in a school setting is required. Experience teaching High School Students is strongly preferred. Experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral needs is a plus.

Schedule runs Monday-Friday 6:15am-3:00pm

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and VisionRetirement Savings Pension Plan401(k)2 weeks paid vacation

Paid Parental Leave12 paid sick days per year10 paid holidaysMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

Keywords: Youth Villages, Memphis , Teacher Assistant, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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