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Educational Assistant Paraprofessional - Behavioral Health Education

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Natchaug Hospital


Mansfield Center, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 10 month school year schedule with paid school holidays and breaks

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Every day, over 37,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Natchaug Hospital is Eastern Connecticut’s leading provider for children, adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance abuse addictions. We offer a variety of programs including inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, residential treatment for court-involved teenage girls, geriatric services, clinical day treatment schools and chemical dependency services. Through our multi-site network of care, we constantly strive to meet its mission in helping people find their way while educating and empowering individuals to participate in their own care and recovery.

Program Summary

Natchaug Hospital Clinical Day Treatment Schools are located at six sites throughout Eastern Connecticut. Students are referred and placed by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to provide education to these students on a short- or long-term basis, dependent on school needs.  Natchaug CDT offers special education services to students in grades 1–12 whose social, emotional or behavioral health problems prevent them from functioning successfully in a regular school environment.  Each student’s individual academic and clinical treatment plan is designed to address their special needs and return them to their regular schools as soon as possible.

Job Summary

Assist the teacher with classroom instruction, behavior management, and clerical duties. Assist with all student activities as assigned.


  • Previous experience working with children or adolescents in an educational or clinical setting.
  • High School diploma / GED required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Valid Drivers license and the ability to obtain a Public Service License.
  • Familiarity with a behavior management techniques and procedures.
  • Computer proficiency and keyboarding skills required. 

We take great care of careers.

Hartford Healthcare provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working with a top notch organization:

  • School year calendar with paid school holidays and breaks
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Discounts on services, products and optional coverages- movie tickets, pet insurance, travel and more!

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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