Overview

Company Overview:
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and 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!

Responsibilities
This is a part-time position, approximately 25 hours/week during the school day which runs from 7:30am – 3:30pm. Exact hours will vary by school placement.

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:
We are looking for part-time Educational Aides to assist our Licensed Teachers with providing instruction and direction of students’ classroom activities to help them achieve maximum academic success.

Job Duties:
Generates tutoring plans for students that detail individual goals and suggested enrichment activities; assesses and documents student progress.
Develops and assists students with academic exercises and class activities; concentrates efforts with small groups of students and individuals, as necessary.
Runs reports needed by teachers, supervisors, and school administrators.
Compiles, prepares, and organizes materials for learning activities.
Reinforces all knowledge and skills taught by the classroom teacher.
Assists teacher with academic instruction and the instruction of daily routines, skills, and concepts as needed.
Provides instructional support and reinforcement to students identified in need of tutoring services.
Utilizes effective instructional practices, behavior management strategies, assessment techniques and directed teaching methods.
Collects and compiles statistical data as needed for accountability and program development.
Collects, organizes and completes information necessary for reports and evaluation.
Communicates and collaborates effectively with teachers, supervisors, and school administrators.

Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED (required)
Experience working in a school setting (strongly preferred)
Experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral needs (plus)
Agility & strength evaulation required
Must be willing to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) & CPR certifications
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to coordinate multiple priorities
Ability to operate a computer and use appropriate software applications and peripheral office equipment
Demonstrated proficiency in math, English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

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.