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One-to-One Education Program Associate

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and teens? Are you looking for a new challenge with real purpose? As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) within Bancroft’s Pediatric and Adolescent Residential Program, you’ll support children with autism and disabilities and empower them to realize their best life.
Position Summary:
Provides assistance and support to Teacher in the planning and implementation of classroom instruction to specifically meet the educational needs of the assigned student. Provides encouragement and support to the student to contribute to the best possible educational experience. We are looking for One to One Education Program Associates at our Bancroft School in Mt. Laurel, NJ.


How You Can Make a Real Impact:   
  • Under the direction of Teacher(s) and following regulations defined by the N.J. Department of Education (DOE) and Core Curriculum Content Standards, N.J. Department of Vocational Education, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and applicable state/local/federal regulations, assists in the planning and implementation of classroom instruction within an assigned area of functional, developmental, vocational, and/or transitional curriculum in elementary or secondary education in accordance with the Individual Education Plan (IEP):
  • Provides assistance to Teacher in planning classroom curriculum and implements plans to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the assigned student; 
  • Provides assistance to Teacher for the assessment of an assigned student’s abilities and capabilities; aids in the development and implementation of lesson plans and activities that are individual-specific, meet the learning needs of each student, encourage increased skills, and address specific IEP goals;
  • Assists Teacher in establishing and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to maximum academic and social learning by maintaining order and guiding each student to socially appropriate behavior;
  • Assists Teacher in the proper utilization of classroom equipment and materials. Makes recommendations to Teacher regarding the purchase and usage of new supplies and curriculum materials;
  • Under direction of Teacher, observes and tracks student behavior, gathers behavioral data, performs calculations, and creates graphic illustrations for review by Teachers, clinical-specific staff, etc., to identify and monitor student proficiency and performance levels, to support modifications to current educational program or medication, etc.;
  • Provides ongoing assistance to Teacher in the management of individual behavior of students to create and maintain a safe and secure classroom environment. Reports any safety hazards, property damage, etc., to Teacher;
  • Works with Teacher in the utilization of instructional resources and teaching strategies; willingly shares ideas and instructional resources with other classroom staff.
  • Works directly with the assigned student on a one-to-one basis in accordance with levels of supervision, the IEP, and the established behavior plan:
  • Works with the assigned student on a one-to-one basis and tutors the student in social, vocational, and educational skills necessary for development;
  • Instructs, prompts, and/or assists each person in the achievement of educational goals while actively encouraging the independence of each person within his/her ability limit while following the IEP and individual behavior plan;
  • Accompanies assigned student, provides guidance, and participates in school-related activities; e.g., class trips, extracurricular activities, meals, etc. Provides assistance to Teacher in the planning and oversight of recreational activities and educational trips for students;
  • Serves as an advocate for each assigned student and provides assistance in the event of behavioral and/or academic problems to contribute to a timely resolution;
  •  In addition to the above described responsibilities, an Education Program Associate may also provide one hour of personal assistance/instruction to a student prior to the start of, and in preparation for, the School day and classroom environment; e.g., works directly with the assigned student regarding daily living activities, interpersonal relationships, personal hygiene, transportation to School, etc.


Education & Experience:
60 college credits and six months related work experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or currently enrolled in a related college program are required. Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. 
We’re Hiring Compassionate Team Members Who: 
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have a current, non-provisional driver’s license in good standing
  • Work well in teams and are open to learning new skills
  • Have the ability and willingness to work weekends
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities 
What You’ll Love About Bancroft: 
  • Meaningful Purpose: We truly make a difference in the lives of others, which inspires us to be better people, and gives us purpose. 
  • Lasting Bonds: We are a close-knit, committed team who feel like a second family
  • Personal Growth: There are opportunities to learn and build skills, professional development, career advancement, tuition assistance, and loan repayment programs 
  • Outstanding Benefits: We offer competitive salaries, tuition assistance up to $5,250 each year, discounted tuition at local colleges and universities, retirement savings programs, generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and more
What May Challenge You: 
  • Every hour of each day is different 
  • Weekend availability is required 
  • Caring for the people we serve can be physically, mentally, and emotionally tough
About Bancroft
At Bancroft, you’ll do more than just make an impact. We are a care team of 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and their loved ones. Together, we work diligently and compassionately, to improve the lives of the people we serve. Find your purpose and more at Bancroft.
Real Life. Real Purpose.
Ability to successfully clear a pre-employment physical, drug test and criminal background check is required
Direct Support Professional, DSP, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, DD, Autism, Direct Support, Direct Care, Community Based, Mental Health Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Patient Care Assistant, PCA, Home Health Aide, Residential Counselor, Caregiver, Companion, Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA, Neurobehavioral, Psychology, Social Services
All external full time Direct Support Professionals hired into a Program Associate or Clinical Associate position will be eligible. Part Time employees who are hired to work 20 standard hours or more will be eligible however the sign on bonus will be prorated based on the number of standard hours.

EEO Statement

Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential. To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.