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Para Educator

Website Mount Prospect Academy

Mount Prospect Academy

Paraeducator 1:1– Job Description

Reports To: Dean of Students and Academic Director

Status: Hourly

Pay Rate up to $17.00hr

Position located in Pike, New Hampshire

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Come in and interview for one of our many open positions here at Mount Prospect Academy. No appointment needed! Please bring your resume.

Every Tuesday from 8am – 12noon

1585 Mount Moosilauke Highway Pike, NH 03780

Contact: Vanessa Mercado 603-726-1172

Company Background

Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy (MPA), a rapidly growing alliance of nonprofit agencies founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a “zest for life” and succeed in the “business of life.”

MPA has evolved to offer a variety of mental health support services to a diverse population of “hard to treat” and “difficult to place” adolescence. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.


MPA’S mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.

Academic Services:

Academic instruction and internship experiences are core elements of Mount Prospect Academy’s holistic treatment philosophy. We specialize in working with difficult-to-serve youth who have not succeeded, academically or behaviorally, in a more traditional academic setting.

We provide full school days at MPA’s academic programs. Our teachers provide competency-based instruction, and they employ innovative strategies to help non-traditional students learn. We offer academic support services for individualized learning, and our students have full access to the general education curriculum, as outlined in the New Hampshire curriculum standards.

Summary and Responsibilities:

The Paraeducator will work closely with the Education Team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while participating in the education program. The Paraeducator 1:1 will work directly with one students during their time at the school to ensure they have the needed support to maintain their schooling.

The Paraeducator functions as part of the academic and treatment team and is responsible for assisting the educators and providing supervision of the assigned student while in school.
The Paraeducator will provide supported instruction and assessment the student as outlined/assigned by the teacher in support of the assigned academic coursework or Individual Education Plan (IEP) needs.
Provide supportive supervision and participation to class activities including physical education, art, etc.
Assist with “wake-up” duties to the assigned residential program if needed.
Assist with behavioral interventions within the classroom as needed modeling and using ARC principles
Assist with substitute lessons as assigned by the teacher and/or Dean of Students as needed.
Maintain appropriate documentation that may be assigned by the supervisor such as attendance, incident reports, data entry, daily academic report etc.
Assist with monitoring and supervising transitional times, lunch, school beginning and ending activities for student accountability.
Assisting with community-based activities and appointments related to students needs as assigned.
Provide aid as requested by the Dean of Students or Academic Director in daily routines.
Participation in mandated and assigned professional training’s offered in the program.
Provide transportation with school vehicle for students/teacher activities as needed
Participate in student meetings (such as IEP’s and ITP’s) as assigned by the Dean of Students or Academic Director.
Participate in staff meetings as required.
Maintain students’ confidentiality at all times and report all pertinent information to supervisor.
Pursue appropriate channels of communication
Understand the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of MPA.
Appropriately represent Mount Prospect Academy to the community, students’ parents and outside agencies.
Follow all company policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

Benefits (Full-time):

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Retirement Plan (403B)
Life Insurance
AD & D
Comprehensive wellness initiatives
Paid time off
Employee discount program
Expense reimbursement
Further education opportunities

Additional Benefits Working with Mount Prospect Academy

Stewardship Center (Outdoor Equipment, Bike/E-Bike, Kayaks/Canoes, Snowshoes, Paintball Course, Ropes/High Ropes, Alpine and Cross-country Skis, Climbing Wall)
Daily Adventure Outings
Potential for Employee Housing
Mileage Reimbursements
24/7 Access to Company Gym/Boxing Training Gym
Potential Gym membership reimbursement at some programs (AVA)
Regular Wellness and Team Building Activities (Axe Throwing, Cookouts, Escape Room, Dinner Cruises)
Free meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Dynamic Professional Development Often
Faculty Recognition and Rewards Programs (Faculty of the Month, Bonus, Player of the Week, Longevity Awards, Faculty of the year awards)
Auto Shop, Car Repairs at Cost
Woodshop, projects built at Cost
Promote from Within
Participation with Federal Loan Reimbursement programs


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
21 years of age
Authorized to Work in the United States
Satisfactory background check
Associates Degree or Higher preferred
Prefer two years’ experience interacting with children/youth. This may include, but is not restricted to camp counselor, coach, babysitting

Mount Prospect Academy assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.

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