Paraprofessional - Details - Eagle Jobs

Paraprofessional - Details

Open for Applications Until Friday, December 31, 2021.

Valley Community Counseling

Job Posted:
Estimated Start Date:

Work Schedule:
Full or Part Time
Twin Falls Area

Job Description
Behavior Support Staff/Paraprofessionals

Habilitative support staff, CBS, and Paraprofessionals provide assistance to a child with a disability by facilitating the child’s independence and integration into the community and public school settings. This service provides an opportunity for children to explore their interests, practice skills learned in other therapeutic environments, and learn though interactions in typical community settings. Integration into the community enables children to expand their skills related to activities of daily living and reinforces skills to achieve or maintain mobility, sensory-motor, communication, socialization, personal care, relationship building, and participation in leisure and community activities. Staff must:

Job Description

Ensure that the child is involved in age-appropriate activities and engaged with typical peers
Provide services in the home and community settings
Provide services in a safe environment
Attend staff meetings and case conferences
Prioritize and coordinate daily activities in regards to participant’s needs
Comply with Valley Community Counseling DDA’s Policies and Procedures
Follow the plan of service and provide services accordingly
Demonstrate ability to establish priorities, goals, and deadlines
Complete and maintain accurate records and documentation
Advocate for participants and their families as needed
Attend family-centered planning meetings
Attend training sessions in order to increase knowledge and skills
Ensure participant’s record information is protected and confidentiality procedures are adhered to at all times
Staff with receive a minimum of an annual performance appraisal in writing to assess their progress and competencies over time centered on the therapist’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes and including: evaluation of competencies, observation of skills, mentoring, planning and monitoring their work with individuals, families, and communities.
Be at least 18 years of age
Be a high school graduate of have a GED
Some college is helpful in some of our positions
Have the ability to provide services according to a plan of service
Have 6 months supervised experience working with children with developmental disabilities. This can be achieved in the following ways:
Have experience gained through paid employment, university practicum experience, or internship; OR
Have on-the-job experience gained through employment at VCC DDA with increased supervision. Experience is gained by completing at least 6 hours of job shadowing prior to the delivery of direct support services and a minimum of weekly face-to-face supervision with a clinical supervisor for a period of 6 months while delivering services
Complete competency coursework approved by the Department to demonstrate competencies related to the requirements to provide habilitative supports
Maintain a valid Idaho driver’s license and car insurance
Successfully complete, pass, and maintain criminal history and background check
Be CPR and First aid certified within 90 days of hire
Agree to VCC’s drug testing policy
How To Apply
Call or email resumes to Heather Barnes. Call 208-736-0695 or email