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Classroom Aides-School Hours with Benefits

Solterra Academy
New Britain, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Are you passionate about special education? Are you a team player who understands that communication is key? Then consider a career at Solterra Academy where you can find life-long learning within a highly collaborative environment of professionals who love what they do.

Solterra Academy provides comprehensive special education for students ages 5 to 21 who require intensive intervention due to severe emotional, behavioral, cognitive, developmental and/or learning challenges. At Solterra Academy, we believe that children can realize their potential, given an environment that is supportive, developmentally appropriate and geared to specific individual needs. We are dedicated to the development of a sense of cooperation, self-motivation, adjustment and academic accomplishment for each child.

We are looking for passionate individuals to fill our open Classroom Aide positions. Applicants must be professionals wanting to work within our interdisciplinary team model to provide students with an excellent learning environment. Come and see how you can make a difference in the lives of students.


Classroom Aides assist the teacher and other support staff in implementing academic, vocational, and behavioral programming in the classroom and the surrounding school environment. They provide support for activities and transitions under the supervision of the teacher and administration and implement behavioral interventions as needed. They record data on student performance as directed. Classroom Aides assist in the creation of a safe and structured environment for all students through the effective implementation of TCI and PBIS practices. Classroom aides may rotate among various classrooms as needed and may function as a job coach as assigned.


Individualized Education Program (IEP) Responsibilities

o Work with students individually or to implement the approved IEP goals and objectives under the guidance of the teacher.

o Participate in Team Meetings when possible.

o May be required to participate in Planning and Placement Meetings (PPT) meeting for an assigned student.

Academic Instruction and Support

o Provide academic and behavioral support to students during classroom instruction under the direction of the teacher.

o Assist in preparation of instructional materials as directed by teacher.

o Assist in monitoring of independent seat work.

o May function as a job coach as assigned for high school students, which may include off-site, community placements.

o May be required to drive personal vehicle to job sites (with gas mileage reimbursement).

Behavior Management

o Implement PBIS practices with fidelity.

o Implement TCI strategies to support students emotionally and behaviorally.

o Implements students' Behavioral Invention Plan (BIP) throughout the school day.

o Demonstrate the ability to set limits and maintain personal boundaries.

o Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in all interactions with students/families.

o Effectively use patience and therapeutic tone in day-to-day interactions with students.

Data Tracking

o Record data on student performance as specified by the teacher and other members of the primary team.

o Complete all necessary BIRs and Restraint/Seclusion Documentation in a timely fashion.


High School Diploma or equivalent

Associate's Degree in early childhood or related human services preferred

Previous experience working with children with severe behaviors


CPR certification required within 90 days of hire (training provided by Solterra Academy).

Certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention required with the first training course provided after hire date (training provided by Solterra Academy).

Public Service Driver's License (PSL) may be required.

Shifts/Hours: This is a 33.25 hour position; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30-2:45; Wednesday, 7:30-2:15


Paid School Holidays and School Vacations

Educational Reimbursement

Professional Development Opportunities


Medical, Dental, Vision


Company Paid Life Insurance

Company Paid Short and Long Term Disability

Employee Assistance Program

Check out our website to learn more:

Solterra Academy


New Britain, CT
06050 USA



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