One to One / Student Personal Assistant
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Clerical and Administrative
Specialty Administrative Assistant
Location 19067, Morrisville, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
The Valley Day School, a top suburban approved private school for students with behavioral and emotional issues, is in immediate need of a one-to-one student personal assistant for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year.

VDS is a comprehensive K-12 educational day program, based at a 10.4-acre suburban campus in Lower Bucks County. This location allows us to provide programs and placements for students referred by public school districts in southeastern Pennsylvania and school districts located in neighboring New Jersey.

Job Summary:
1:1 Aides/ Personal Student Assistant (1:1's) support an assigned individual student under the
direction of the Classroom Teacher to facilitate student social-emotional and academic learning.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Works closely with the Classroom Teacher to provide behavioral structure and
instructional support during lessons

Responsible for collecting and submitting behavioral point sheets, individual
behavior plans, lunch selections, and other classroom data collection as needed

Helps maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
Creates a supportive environment to address student issues/concerns
Provides opportunities to students to learn and strengthen social skills through
the school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention System

Helps students to develop social-emotional and verbal skills while helping reduce
socially significant actions

Follows behavior plans and other protocols developed for students, and assists
with behaviors under the direction of the Classroom Teacher and Behavioral
Support Team

Completes training in Safe Crisis Management and applies skills to respond to
urgent student situations to deescalate behavioral problems

Collaborates with the Clinical Team to create, and then implement, individualized
behavior plans for students

Serves as a mandated reporter of child abuse/neglect under PA state law, for the
purpose of ensuring the safety of the students.

Maintains the confidentiality of students and their families/guardians.
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and
effective functioning of the building and teaching team.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent

Approved by Executive Director 8/02/2022

Background in child care that demonstrates an aptitude for working with children with
special needs
Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

Associate's degree
Current CPR/First Aid certification
High level of organization
An appreciation and understanding of instructional technology
High tolerance for loud, disruptive, and sometimes provocative student behavior
Ability to maintain a positive and constructive attitude under stressful situations
Working Conditions:
Physical Demands/Requirements:

Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs., be agile, physically pursue students on foot,
stand for several hours at a time, physically restrain, bend, squat, stretch, and reach

Must be able to implement and perform Safe Crisis Management techniques to respond
to student behaviors

Must be able to read, write, enter dates, follow verbal/written directions, and to use a
computer and/or other technology to prepare reports and complete forms

Must be able to verbally communicate and direct others to respond to students' needs

Expected Hours/ Shift Type: This is an hourly, 10 month position with a fixed schedule Monday
through Friday. The ability to maintain punctual and reliable attendance is critical to this
Supervisory Responsibilities: none
Salary Range:

All salaries subject to approval by the Valley Day Board of Directors.
All employees of Valley Day School must obtain and submit to the school the appropriate
clearances before their first day of employment. These documents include, but are not limited
to: PA Criminal Record Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Registration Information, DPW Child Abuse
Clearance, Act 168 form for present and past employment history, etc.

Approved by Executive Director 8/02/2022
VDS is an equal opportunity employer. Very competitive hourly rate depending on experience. Hours are 8:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5 days per week, M, T, W, Th & F. 30 hours per week, starting ASAP.

Please upload your resume for immediate consideration.