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Paraeducator - FT with Benefits and Tuition Assistance

Childrens Square U.S.A. Council Bluffs, IA Salary, Varies
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Company Description

Children’s Square U.S.A. is a private, not-for profit organization. Founded in 1882, Children’s Square U.S.A. has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 23 and their families, instilling hope and helping to restore lives.

Our mission: Building a bright future for children and families.

Our vision: To be a center of excellence empowering over 2,000 children daily to have a bright future through social and emotional wellness by December 31, 2031

Our employees are the heart of who we are. If you have an interest in truly making a difference in the life of a child, Children’s Square U.S.A. may just be what you are looking for. Our mission-focused programming impacts the lives of over 1000 children and their families each and every day. Be a part of team that cares and comes to work each day with the desire to build a better tomorrow for a child.

Children’s Square U.S.A. is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

Children’s Square U.S.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer and Intensive Care Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • New Child Leave
  • Unpaid Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Retirement Program
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity
  • Nursing Services on Campus
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Description

Hiring for 2022-2023 school year!

Join a tight-knit team that works to make a positive difference in the lives of adolescents. Our paraeducators work with students in grades 1-12 with emotional and behavioral difficulties in a special education setting. Students are placed in academic classrooms based on age and ability. Emphasis is placed on developing the students’ academic and behavioral skills to a degree where it is possible for the students to return to the referring school district. Each paraeducator will be assigned to a classroom to assist the licensed teacher.

This position is a 10-month assignment starting fall 2022 due to there not being school during the summer months. During school breaks, including summer break, paraeducators may have the opportunity to work in our residential programs when available. Paraeducators are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package.


  • Build rich relationships with students.
  • Document student daily interactions.
  • Assist in assignments and work completion.
  • Implement each student’s education plan.
  • Provide safety and ongoing supervision of students.
  • Complete tasks as needed to provide a safe, therapeutic, appealing environment.
  • Handle crises in a positive, therapeutic manner.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record preferred.

Why This Job?

  • You’ll get to help children from all backgrounds make life-altering changes designed to improve their mental health or help children in crisis feel safe, valued, and loved.
  • Opportunity to use your creativity to build strong positive relationships with youth.
  • Great entry point to the mental health, social services, and education fields.
  • Up to $5,250 per year in Tuition Assistance, so go on, get your bachelor's or master’s degree!
  • Advancement opportunities both at Children’s Square and other mental health/social service organizations.
  • Leadership development training.
  • Strong friendships with other paraeducators.
  • Paid time off (PTO).
  • Fun employee events like our annual Fun Plex outing.
  • Employee Assistance Program with free short-term counseling.
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Date Posted July 5, 2024
Date Closes August 4, 2024
Start Date February 19, 2024
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 25-9041.00 Teacher Assistants
Zipcode 51503
Name Cassandra Noble

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Free Parking
  • Nursing Facilities
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Achievement Awards
  • Merit Increases

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