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Teacher Assistant

Location: West Chester, PA
Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Hours: Full time
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Are you interested in enriching the lives of children with special needs? Do you have a passion working with children and enjoy the classroom environment?

Being a Teacher Assistant at Devereux has its Advantages
You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:


-Great benefits!

-Tuition assistance!

JOB SUMMARY: Plans, develops and revises curriculum to develop community awareness skills under supervision of Education Supervisor.

Hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4pm

The Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults – from birth to age 21 – with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral and emotional disorders. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community

Keywords: TA, Classroom Aide, Para, Teacher Assistant, Instructional Coordinator


To qualify, we require:

- Bachelor’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Special Education preferred.

Have a valid Drivers License.
- Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor.

- Have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adults with special needs.

Physical Requirements: Pre-employment physical required. Significant and frequent amounts of walking, sitting, stooping, bending & standing required. Frequent planned, outside activities causing exposure to sunlight and heat. Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity.


About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.


Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.
  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.
  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

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