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Para Educator

Green Tree School & Services is a non-profit state-licensed agency that provides education, therapeutic and clinical support to children with autism disorder and severe emotional disabilities. At Green Tree School & Services, all students are instructed based on their IEP goals and the appropriate state standards as defined but the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Do you have a passion for education and being a part of a mission-driven organization?  Do you want to join a fast-growing company with excellent benefits, such as tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and so much more?

Green Tree School & Services is seeking a qualified Para Educator to assist the teacher in teaching and mentoring students. This is a full-time, ten-month position assisting the classroom teacher in the implementation of an instructional program and best practices of students with emotional disturbances and or autism.


  • Assist the teacher in implementing the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Work closely with teachers as a member of the team to continually modify a student’s program.
  • Work with individual students or group of students under the supervisor of the teacher.
  • Assist with group experience in classes assigned.
  • Maintain current records on the student.
  • Reinforce new and existing skills in classes assigned.
  • Proactively anticipate the needs of the student.
  • Prepare classroom materials when not already available
  • Plan and confer with classroom teachers
  • Assist in preparation of instructional materials
  • Assist in physical care of students including toileting, feeding, and other self – help skills.
  • Meet all PDE requirements related to a paraprofessional which are subject to change


  • Must have completed at least 2 years of post-secondary study, possess an associate degree or higher, or met a rigorous standard of quality as demonstrated through a state or local assessment
  • Current Act 34, Act 114 and Act 151 clearances.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a verbal and/or written manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to communicate with coworker, administration, clients, vendors, and others in a courteous and professional manner.


Eligible Green Tree School & Services Employees will receive:

  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options
  • Tuition credit program for eligible dependents
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Green Tree School & Services is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. For more information about Green Tree School & Services careers and benefits, please visit our website www.greentreeschool.org