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Lead Classroom Aide for Special Needs Pre-school/Kindergarten

Company: Blue Bird Day LLC
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Do you enjoy working with a collaborative team in pursuit of a shared mission? Want to make a positive impact in your community? Join the Blue Bird Day team!The ideal candidate is one who is passionate about working with children, develop professionally, and be a part of a fun, positive work environment. Experience supervising others is a plus.Responsibilities:

  • Conduct first onsite interviews for Therapeutic Assistant applicants.
  • Schedule second onsite classroom observation and interview with Clinic Director for Therapeutic Assistant applicants.
  • Complete reference checks for Therapeutic Assistant applicants.
  • Review orientation procedures and maintain Therapeutic Assistant orientation binders.
  • Conduct orientation meetings with Therapeutic Assistants (once week for two months, invite supervisor/director as needed).
  • Participate in weekly meetings with classroom teachers, Therapeutic Assistants, Senior Therapeutic Assistant, and Clinic Director as needed.
  • Create and manage Therapeutic Assistant daily schedules/hours.
  • Coordinate coverage when Therapeutic Assistants absent.
  • Supervise Therapeutic Rest procedures and schedules.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews with Clinic Director for Therapeutic Assistants and Senior Therapeutic Assistants.
  • Provide Therapeutic Assistant coverage and additional support to Blue Bird Day staff and clients as needed.
  • Track staff hours/attendance on iSolved and approve time off (Therapeutic Assistants and Senior Therapeutic Assistant).
  • Manage staff schedules/hours and assist with coverage (Therapeutic Assistants, Senior Therapeutic Assistants, Interns).
  • Collaborate with administration, therapists and teachers to delegate tasks to ensure preparation of therapy setting.
  • Assign, oversee, and ensure completion of Senior Therapeutic Assistant projects.
  • Maintain therapy room preparation protocols, task lists, and equipment.
  • Assign, oversee, and ensure completion of Therapeutic Assistant daily tasks related to therapy preparation.
  • Assist in set up of new materials & equipment.
  • Report building, room, and equipment maintenance issues to appropriate party.
  • Be on call for day-to-day support.
  • Possible travel to client home sessions as needed.
  • Participate in all required company orientation, professional development days and ongoing trainings as required.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings, department meetings and as needed team meetings.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures.Requirements:
    • Experience working with children and/or clients with special needs
    • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Supervisory experience is a plus
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
      Who We AreBlue Bird Day is an intensive therapy program for children with autism, ADHD, and other developmental disorders. Our therapies are offered in a preschool-like setting, but instead of teachers, our "classes" are run by therapists. Our collaborative team provides occupational, physical, speech, developmental, ABA, and other therapies to help our clients reach their unique goals. We have locations in Chicago's West Loop and Northcenter neighborhoods and in Wheaton, and we're growing!
      Learn more at www.bluebirddayprogram.com!
      Birds of a feather... work together!The Blue Bird Day team is comprised of compassionate individuals who have a passion to see our clients succeed. We value our employees, provide outstanding benefits, and work to foster a supportive and inclusive environment so our staff can focus on doing what they love, helping our kiddos!

      Our comprehensive benefits
      • Paid Time Off (PTO) allowances
      • 401k with substantial company match
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO medical insurance
      • Dental and Vision insurance
      • Call A Doc (on call physician)
      • $25,000 Life Insurance policy
      • Travel reimbursement for all offsite sessions
      • On-site staff parking for therapists with off-site sessions
      • Continuing education reimbursement and professional development daysOur supportive, collaborative culture
        • In-depth onboarding to set you up for success
        • Individualized mentorship focused on your unique goals
        • Department and all staff meetings
        • Birthday and Anniversary celebrations
        • Fundraising initiatives
        • Holiday celebrations
        • And MORE!

Keywords: Blue Bird Day LLC, Wheaton , Lead Classroom Aide for Special Needs Pre-school/Kindergarten, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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