$15/hr IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS! Assistant Teacher (Preschool)

June 11, 2021
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


POSITION SUMMARY: Assist the classroom teacher and Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) to provide educational instruction to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as prescribed in the student's Individual Educational Program (IEP) and in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations.


  • Assist classroom teacher and Behavior Support Specialist in management and delivery of all aspects of children's programs and instruction
  • Assists classroom teacher in planning and preparation of instructional activities including selection of instructional and collateral educational materials
  • Work with children in groups and 1:1 as assigned
  • Monitors children's behaviors in the classroom, during lunch and at special activities outside, in the motor room and in the sensory room and provides necessary observations to team members
  • Prepare daily classroom materials
  • Actively participates in team meetings and other pertinent discussions of children served by the program
  • Assist in creating and organizing an optimal classroom environment including setting up schedules, routines, and work spaces.
  • Assist with organizing and updating program book for each child served, including data sheets, instructional materials, and program/item sheets and notes
  • Participate in development and implementation of IEP goals and objectives
  • Write reports and notes as assigned
  • Inputs and accesses information via computer as requested by teacher and BSS
  • Assist in maintaining consistency and integrity of program by participating in program assessment
  • Implement evidence-based best practices while consistently adhering to written program
  • Participates in all program project and activities
  • Participates in workshops, in-service, and other professional development activities
  • Complies with licensing, Department of Education (PDE), Department of Public Welfare (DPW) rules and regulations regarding paraprofessional job duties and professional development
  • Provide support and feedback to other team members
  • Maintains a clean and safe educational environment for the children, consistent with program expectations
  • Assists in evacuation children during fire drills, emergencies and unusual practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director/Assistant Director


 CONTACTS: Seedlings staff, Service Coordinator(s), parents, school district and agency personnel


  • High school diploma or equivalency required; Associate or Bachelor's degree in education, special education, early childhood, psychology, or a related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to remain calm and to demonstrate appropriate decision making in a fast paced environment
  • Must be highly organized and able to think creatively and demonstrate good problem solving skills
  • Two years of experience working with preschool-age children required; experience working with children with Autism preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate assessment tools and practices for children ages three to five preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate IEP development and service delivery practices for children ages three to five preferred
  • Knowledge of behavior analysis techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of the following Evidence-Based practices preferred: Natural Environment Teaching, Pivotal Response Training, Functional Routines, Schedules, and Transitions, Discrete Trial Training, Social Skills Assessment, and Positive Behavior Supports

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."


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