Classroom Aide - Acute Partial Hospitalization Program

Pay Rate: $15.84

The Children’s Acute Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program is a non-residential, facility-based service offering children and youth therapeutic activities, individual, group, and family therapy and psychiatric services. As a PHP Classroom Aide, you will be joining an intensive short-term therapeutic program which is designed to stabilize clients and avert hospitalizations or out of home placement. Our program is designed for children and teens ages 4-18 experiencing a mental health, emotional or psychiatric challenge that is significantly impacting the child's life.

The Children’s Acute Partial Hospitalization Program is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This is a full-time, school year position.

Responsibilities of Classroom Aide:

  • Assist classroom lead with therapeutic activities for up to 12 children
  • Address behavioral events occurring within the classroom
  • Utilize de-escalation techniques and other interventions with clients
  • Aide in tracking behaviors
  • Provide support to programming and lesson plans
  • Assist in ensuring a welcoming environment for the clients including updating bulletin boards, displaying posters, and keeping the room organized
  • Complete documentation including progress notes
  • Collaborate with treatment team and attend weekly supervision

Qualifications for Acute PHP Classroom Aide:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Eligibility for State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Minimum one year experience in the mental health field working with children
  • Experience using behavioral interventions and de-escalation techniques

Perks with a Purpose
Our benefits are created with YOU in mind.

• Highmark Medical and Mental Health
• Free Delta Dental Coverage
• Free Davis Vision Coverage
• Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
Financial Well-being
• 401K and 403B Retirement Savings options
• On-Demand Pay
• Employee Referral Bonus program
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• College Scholarship & Tuition Discounts
• Employee Discounts
Life & Family Support
Free Life Insurance
• Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
• LifeSolutions Employee Assistance Program
• Erie Campus*- discounted on-site weekday childcare
• Employee discounts for select events and services

Who is Barber National Institute?

The Barber National Institute is a non-profit committed to its mission of providing the highest quality services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, or behavioral health challenges and their families. Since our founding in 1952, we have evolved into a multi-faceted organization serving more than 6,200 individuals annually with a wide range of educational, vocational, residential, early intervention, and behavioral health programs.

Qualified applicants must meet eligibility for PA Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you need accommodation to apply, please contact HR. EOE