The Bridge School

Employment Opportunity – 2 Full-time Instructional Assistant positions

The Bridge School is looking for two dynamic, positive and energetic individuals to serve as Paraprofessionals in our school program. We serve children 3 – 12 with physical and speech impairments. Duties include assisting in instructional activities, providing physical care and preparing materials for class. Lifting and toileting of students is required.

Qualifications: Minimum: High school diploma/equivalent. Preferred: some college, 2 or 4 year degree. Required: 2 years experience in child care, camp or educational setting. Ability to work in a classroom/school environment to assist in meeting the physical needs of the students (lifting and physically managing students with disabilities weighing at least 30 lbs) and to assist in addressing social and learning needs of children with severe speech and physical impairments. Ability to lift and physically manage students. Ability to learn quickly when provided with demonstration and written materials. Ability to take initiative and be independent with familiar activities following initial training. Ability to be systematic in following instructional programs and maintaining records. Ability to be flexible in accepting help or assistance when needed. Knowledge of or ability to learn the basic operations, set up and implementation of computer/assistive technologies. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team in helping students meet education and communication goals. Fluency in Spanish is an advantage.

This are full time (35 hour per week) positions. Positions will be filled as soon as possible. Employment starts immediately. If interested, please submit a cover letter and a resume for consideration to mfallen@bridgeschool.org.