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Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc Teachers Assistant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

This is a full time position Monday through Friday, with weekends off. We would love to have you consider joining Hillcrest Educational Center as a member of one of our teams. We are a premier human service organization with more than 38 years of experience improving the quality of life for special needs youth through education, clinical, and residential services. YOUR COMPENSATION: \$21.00/hr to start with no experience or education - Starting Salary: \$21.00/hr (earn more with experience and degree) - Raise when passing the Para Pro Assessment: \$1040 - Career Ladder Raise to Step 2 as early as 6 months: \$1040 - Continue with your Career Ladder to Step 3 and 4: \$1560 for each step - Raise when obtaining your Registered Behavior Technician credential in-house with us: \$3120 - Referral Bonus: \$1500 for every full-time referral who gets hired Bachelor\'s Degree preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent accepted with relevant experience. BENEFITS BEYOND THE ORDINARY - CHILD CARE REIMBURSEMENT paid quarterly to you - TUITION ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT of up to \$425 a credit hour. Whoa! That\'s up to \$1275 per three hour course - STUDENT LOAN PAY DOWN PROGRAM to reduce your college loan debt - EMPLOYER PAID LIFE INSURANCE - HEALTH INSURANCE through Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA - WELLNESS PROGRAM CREDIT of \$500 for individuals plans and \$1000 for family plans to reduce your health insurance costs - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM to support you through stressful times in life - Hillcrest has it\'s own dental office where you can make payment through payroll deduction if needed - 403B RETIREMENT PLAN to help you save for your financial future WE PROVIDE TRAINING TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR NEW ROLE - Two weeks of orientation provided to prepare you to begin your new role - Learn about the mission and culture of our organization - Listen to program leaders and staff as they share their experiences - Hear from a student panel about their challenges and successes - Get certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention - Get certified in 1st Aid and CPR - Spend a day doing a guided observation Why work with Hillcrest? You will have the opportunity to: - Challenge yourself professionally while contributing to the education of youth facing mental health/behavioral challenges - Lend your expertise and collaborate with highly skilled professionals - Empathize with traumatized youth needing support - Join a dedicated organization leading the field in residential treatment - TRANSFORM LIVES OF THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND!! HILLCREST EDUCATIONAL CENTERS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER