IEP Therapeutic & Non-Therapeutic School Aide 2018

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IEP Therapeutic & Non-Therapeutic School Aide


  • Requires special lifting or handling of physically disabled students for transportation, toileting and/or feeding assistance
  • Follow behavior management plan provided
  • Assist with classroom management such as organizing instructional and other materials
  • Provide assistance with students in a computer laboratory
  • Provide instructional services to students under the direct supervision of the teacher
  • Requires duties to be performed on school premises, field trip sites, during transportation, or any other off-site activity in which the student participates
  • Assignments may include more than one student within a classroom depending on the specific Individual Education Plan (IEP) services for each child
  • Responsible for own transportation to the student’s school OR bus company/ student’s home /other pre-negotiated area if accompaniment is required during transportation. Attendance is required whenever the student is present in school.


  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Prior experience working for the Baltimore City or other Public Schools preferred
  • Non-therapeutic aides must have completed 20 hrs of training provided by TheraCare or TheraCare’s designated subcontractor, to include:
    • Behavior management strategies
    • Review of classroom procedures
  • Therapeutic Aides must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hours of training that includes
    • Behavior management strategies
    • Methods of preventing or decreasing maladaptive behaviors
    • Must have a certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand Standard English and carry

out directions and instructions by the student’s teacher and/or principal. Bi-lingual aides may be requested.

  • Must demonstrate emotional and mental maturity as well as display an interest and a sympathetic attitude toward working with children.
  • Must be able to provide satisfactory work references and two satisfactory personal references. A satisfactory job related experience can be substituted for work references.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check by Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS)
  • Must not have either been discharged by BCPS due to unsatisfactory performance; or must not be contractual employees whose dismissal was previously requested by BCPS


  • Hand dexterity ability (ability to operate mobile device, telephone, computer);
  • ability to lift up to 60 pounds;
  • ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time;
  • some walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling; reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling;
  • ability to travel to various locations on a near daily basis
Location: TheraCare Maryland - Baltimore in Baltimore, MD
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