Teacher Assistant - Mental Health

New Hire Sign-On Bonus $1,000

$14.84 - $15.84/hr. depending on qualifications

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Help children with special needs take the steps they need to further their education in a healthful and therapeutic environment.

As a Teacher Assistant - Mental Health, you will be providing support to children with developmental disabilities in a classroom setting. Work as a team player in the Elizabeth Lee Black School, Nationally designated “School of Excellence” for 14 years and approved private school, that offers a range of educational program choices designed to help all children achieve their potential.

Responsibilities of a Teacher Assistant - Mental Health include: helping children achieve their potential through the wide range of educational opportunities at the School; monitoring/reporting behavioral concerns, reinforcing academic subjects, assisting the teacher with recreational activities and implementing students’ IEPs; physically supporting students weighing up to 250 lbs.

Qualifications for Teacher Assistant - Mental Health:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to physically support students weighing up to 250 lbs
  • High School Diploma and completion of Paraprofessional certificate or 48 college credits
  • Eligibility for State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA Dept. of Education FBI clearance required

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 and behavioral health programs.

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 an accommodation to apply, please contact HR. EOE