Aug 18, 2020

Classroom Aide

  • Merakey
  • 1400 Fox Hill Rd, State College, PA 16803, USA
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Job Description

Merakey is seeking a Classroom Aide to join our Education and Autism division in State College, PA.



The Classroom Aide is a school employee who works under the direction of a certified staff member to support and assist in providing instructional programs and services to children with disabilities or eligible young children. The support and assistance includes one-on-one or group review of material taught by certificated staff, classroom management, and implementation of positive behavioral support plans.

  • Support and assist all students in classroom
  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, etc. as assigned by the classroom teacher.
  • Present subject matter & planned lessons to students under the direction and guidance of teacher in a group setting.
  • Supervise students in designated areas and as assigned (e.g. hallways, bathrooms, cafeterias, playground, gym, field trips, etc.).
  • Monitor all classroom students performance, and record relevant data daily to assess progress.
  • Assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master and reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Participate in parent -- teacher conferences.
  • Assist in bus loading and unloading of students from transportation.
  • Fulfill duties of a Personal Care Aide as needed



  • Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive Compensation Plans
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
  • Marketplace Savings Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • 24-Hour Nurse Hotline
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services



The Merakey Education and Autism Division focuses on a continuum of care throughout the lifespan. The core, fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are incorporated into a specialized approach across all service offerings. This division is supported by a senior management team of highly qualified professionals that provide training, supervision, guidance, and support to each of our specialized programs. This team is comprised of decades of expertise in education, autism, and behavioral health experiences.

Merakey opened their very first Licensed Private Academic School for students on the Autism Spectrum in the fall of 2005. Since inception, the Education and Autism Services have grown across the state of Pennsylvania providing support for all individuals across the lifespan.

Services include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Childcare/Pre-K Readiness
  • Licensed Private Academic Schools
  • In-District Specialized Classrooms
  • Therapy Services
  • Stepping Stones Plus
  • Adult Autism Services
  • Adult Autism Housing Services

For more information on each individual service, please visit:



Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.


Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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