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Classroom Aide

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
Date Posted: 01/16/2024
Location: Amherst, New York
Salary/Wage: $16.50 - $24.75 an hour
Job Type: Full-time
Work Arrangement: Onsite


Buffalo Hearing & Speech has an opening for a Behavioral Support Classroom Aide at our Sweet Home Road location working with preschool children in special education classrooms. This a full time position working Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 2:45pm. We offer the opportunity to positively impact a child's life! 

The Behavioral Support Aide (“BSA”) is responsible for assisting with the management of the children and classroom environment. Duties will include but are not limited to organizing and implementing developmentally appropriate lessons and activities under the direction of the classroom teacher, reinforcing educational goals, attending to the individual needs of the children, and following busing and breakfast/lunch program procedures. The Behavioral Support Aide is also responsible for providing support to multiple classrooms.


Essential Functions:

  • Assist the classroom team in the production and implementation of age-appropriate lessons and activities
  • Work as a team member in the classroom design and implementation
  • Implement and maintain behavioral support responsibilities
  • Follow policies and procedures related to behavior management (CPI)
  • Maintain a healthy, safe, and organized classroom environment
  • Follow the site specific policies and procedures related to bus duty to safely escort children to and from their classrooms
  • Follow the site specific policies and procedures for the distribution of Breakfast/Lunch under the guidelines of NYSED, Health Department and OCFS
  • Strictly follow the guidelines and codes of conduct for all BHSC staff, which includes all mandatory meetings, training and procedures as stated in the employee handbook
  • Any other duty as requested by your supervisor


  • Drive and Energy
  • Sensitivity
  • Good Judgement
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work well with children and understand their needs
  • Ability to work well with others, including staff and families
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CPI Certification


Minimum Degree Required: High school diploma/ GED


Minimum Experience Required: Experience working with children, or in a classroom setting and/or working with children/adults with developmental delays/disabilities


Physical Requirements:

  • Physical actions may include, but are not limited to; lifting, bending, kneeling, standing, squatting, reaching, sprinting, crawling, and running.
  • Vision, speech, tactical and hearing senses adequate to perform job requirements.
  • Frequent sitting/ standing and when appropriate, floor sitting with pediatric patients.
Minimum Education Level: Highschool Graduate or GED
Preferred Education Level: Highschool Graduate or GED

Application Instructions:

Apply through our website here: Application Link.

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