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Instructional Paraprofessional/Dog Handler

Company: Calais School
Location: Whippany
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:The Calais School is a state-approved provider of special education for students with special needs. The school serves students in grades K 12+ with multiple learning disabilities. It is our goal to help each and every child realize and build on their strengths and gifts. We are committed to cultivating the potential of every student, making a difference, one child at a time. Our employees know firsthand all the benefits of working for The Calais School and how we foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork and the highest service and support to our students.We have a unique opportunity for an individual that has a certified Therapy Dog, as we are seeking an individual who would like to work as a Paraprofessional/Dog Handler in our Animal Assisted Intervention Program. As a Paraprofessional, you will provide additional support in the Special Education classroom by working with individual children or small groups of children to reinforce new lessons. As a Dog Handler, you will provide training and care to students as your dog will be trained to work with students and teachers in our related services department..Requirements:Education:

  • College, Associate's Degree or Higher
  • Substitute Teacher Certification, required (we will assist you in attaining this if you do not already have it).Requirements:
    • Related job fieldwork experience with demonstrated ability to work without constant supervision and an interest in special education.
    • Completion of an approved dog handler training program.
    • Proven experience working as a dog handler.
    • The therapy dog must be certified and need to have passed a local or national therapy dog test as well as passed the Canine Good Citizenship Test. For more information about The Calais School, please visit www.thecalaisschool.orgPM21PI173843002

Keywords: Calais School, New York , Instructional Paraprofessional/Dog Handler, Professions , Whippany, New York

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