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Acadia Healthcare Para Professional in Midvale, Utah


ABOUT US: Highland Ridge Hospital is an 83-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Highland Ridge is owned by Acadia Healthcare, a national leader in the behavioral healthcare industry. We are the oldest specialty treatment program in the state of Utah and are fully accredited by the Joint Commission.

JOB SUMMARY: Assist the Teacher or Lead Classroom Technician in carrying out the daily lesson plan and implementing theIndividualized Educational Treatment Plan (IETP) for each student/patient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:• Work directly under the supervision of the Teacher.• Assist with the supervision of students/patients and participate in the implementation of the Individualized Educational Treatment Plan (IETP) to ensure the maximum treatment of the students/patients served.• Maintain visual supervision of the patients at all times and ensure appropriate adult-to-child ratios are maintained.• Ability to use the appropriate and approved discipline techniques under the guidance of the Teacher.• May attend and actively participate in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as directed by supervisor(s).• May represent the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.• Assist the Teacher with documentation (i.e., Daily Record of Service forms, Credible Classroom Documentation, Monthly Objective Tracking forms, Daily Send Home Notes, Meal Count, and Lesson Plans), as requested.• Effectively intervene to de-escalate patients, and if applicable may have to effectively administer a therapeutic hold including the debriefing (Teachable Experience).• Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:• High School Diploma or equivalent required.• In states where a paraprofessional is required, successful completion of education paraprofessional training.• One for more years’ experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or specialneeds preferred and preferably in a group care setting.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:• Current state Paraprofessional Certification, where required.• CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

AVAILABLE BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, 401k, and Paid Time Off.




  • Safety Minded: Expert

  • Problem Solving: Intermediate

  • Communication: Advanced



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • High School/GED or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)