2022 Summer Treatment Program (STP) Elementary Classroom Aide (Buffalo, NY)
North Miami, FL 
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Job Description
Job ID
526167
Location
Biscayne Bay Campus
Full/Part Time
Close Date
08/02/2022
Regular/Temporary
Temporary
About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with that offers 196 programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: , the , and the . FIU is a member of and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit .

Job Summary

The Center for Children and Families of Western New York (4600 Main Street, Suite 101, Amherst NY 14226) at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Classroom Aide positions for 2022. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. Classroom Aides will work in the STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school.

The dates of employment for Classroom Aides are Monday, June 20, 2022 through Friday, August 19, 2022. The hours of employment are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Classroom aides will be paid $14/hour, with overtime pay for any hours in excess of 40 per week. In addition, Classroom Aides may continue to work with the children during aftercare activities, and will receive overtime pay for these hours. Current students may also be able to arrange for academic course credit through their university departments.

In the STP-E, children and counselors are assigned to groups that remain constant for the duration of the program. Each group consists of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Counselors supervise chidren during recreational activities and a team of Teachers and Classroom Aides supervise children during classroom activities. All staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. All Classroom Aides will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children's behavior and response to the treatment. All Classroom Aides will work under the supervision of the Classoom Teacher and experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.

Children participate in two daily academic periods. Children complete assignments in typical age-appropriate subjects such as arithmetic, reading, and language arts. The classroom activities focus on improving children's on-task behavior, following teacher directives, and exhibiting appropriate classroom behavior, in addition to providing practice at the children's current grade level to avoid summer learning loss. Classroom Aides are responsible for preparing assignments and classroom materials, for assisting teachers with classroom management, for grading children's assignments and providing feedback to children, for providing small-group instruction, and for performing other classroom duties as required. The Art Aides are responsible for assisting the Art Teacher in project preparation and room setup each day. Children work on a variety of projects such as painting, sculpting, and drawing. Art Aides provide individual assistance to children, evaluate classroom rules, and provide feedback to childlren when they violate classroom rules. The Art Aides also conduct small-group instruction and demonstation of appropriate techniques. Art Aides are responsible for keeping records of children's behavior in the art room.

Classroom Aides will coordinate and supervise daily aftercare activities for children whose parents require a late pickup time. Aftercare activities may include homework supervision, educational activities, and other indoor games and activities.

Prior to the start of employment, Classroom Aides will be required to read the treatment program manual and to be extensively familiar with behavior modification program and rules and procedures for daily classroom activities. Classroom Aides will be required to memorize the operational definitions for the behavior modification system categories and other related information. Classroom Aides will need to spend a significant amount of time preparing prior to the start of employment. During the first week of employment, Classroom Aides will participate in a variety of training activities. Training will consist of lectures, slide and video presentations, testing, and active role-plays.

The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. The STP has been conducted since 1980 and was named as a Model Program for Service Delivery for Child and Family Mental Health by the Section on Clinical Child Psychology and Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services of the American Psychological Association. The STP has also been used in clinical trials conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Mental Health and SAMHSA, and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. Greg Fabiano, Ph.D., oversees all research conducted in the Center for Children and Families of Western New York. He is Professor of Psychology at Florida International University.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

Desired qualifications for Classroom Aides include: undergraduate-level study in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Social Work, or related field; experience working with children or adolescents in settings such as summer camps, after-school programs, sports programs, daycare programs, and educational programs. Additionally, participation in the STP requires staff to ensure the safety, well-being and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health, learning, attention and behavior problems. Classroom Aides must be able to visually scan the environment, effectively attend to and hear verbal exchanges between children, provide neutral, corrective feedback on children's misbehavior (which can include aggression), and provide a consistent, warm, positive climate for children.

Positions are competitive so interested individuals should apply as soon as possible.

All finalists must clear a Criminal Background Check initiated by the Division of Human Resources at FIU before an offer of employment will be made. All finalists must be digitally fingerprinted and cleared by the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Temporary Disclosure

As a temporary employee, you will not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g., paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement).

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a temporary employee who works on average 30 hours or more per week may be eligible to enroll in health care benefits. As a temporary employee, you are also eligible to enroll in supplemental plans (e.g. dental, vision,) which requires full payment on your part.

Equal Opportunity

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For a detailed description of the program, and to apply for this position, please visit

Job Category

Temporary

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications for Classroom Aides include: undergraduate-level study in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Social Work, or related field; experience working with children or adolescents in settings such as summer camps, after-school programs, sports programs, daycare programs, and educational programs. Additionally, participation in the STP requires staff to ensure the safety, well-being and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health, learning, attention and behavior problems. Classroom Aides must be able to visually scan the environment, effectively attend to and hear verbal exchanges between children, provide neutral, corrective feedback on children's misbehavior (which can include aggression), and provide a consistent, warm, positive climate for children.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma with four (4) years of experience or two (2) years of post-secondary education with one (1) year of experience.

Work Schedule

The dates of employment for Classroom Aides are Monday, June 20, 2022 through Friday, August 19, 2022. The hours of employment are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Classroom aides will be paid $14/hour, with overtime pay for any hours in excess of 40 per week. In addition, Classroom Aides may continue to work with the children during aftercare activities, and will receive overtime pay for these hours. Current students may also be able to arrange for academic course credit through their university departments.

Advertised Salary

$14.00/hour, with overtime pay for any hours in excess of 40 per week.

In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic course credit through their university departments.

Pre-Employment Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fingerprinting Check
  • Clearance by The Department of Children & Families
Temporary Disclosure

As a temporary employee, you will not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g., paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement).

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a temporary employee who works on average 30 hours or more per week may be eligible to enroll in health care benefits. As a temporary employee, you are also eligible to enroll in supplemental plans (e.g. dental, vision,) which requires full payment on your part.

Upon completing an assignment, employees may apply for a position on FIU Careers.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant's 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

Clery Notice

In compliance with the , the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: .

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
4 years
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