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Preschool Behavior Aide, Early Childhood Education

1025 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA Req #267
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Make a Difference. Embrace Challenges. Create Connections. Serve Others.


If those statements ignite you, you’re at the right place! We are hiring Preschool Behavior Aides at Monarch Little Learners Academy, our integrated Early Childhood Program for students 2.5-5 years old.


To learn more about our school, click here: OLVHS Early Childhood Education Program


Our education program strives to provide specialized, high quality educational programming for students with and without disabilities across Western New York. Our programs serve Pre-K through 12th grade students in 6 schools, with a focus on blending academic and social emotional support to meet the diverse needs of all learners. 



  • Paid School Breaks 
  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Free dental services at BVS Dental Clinic 
  • Paid Employer sponsored life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance programs for additional life insurance, short-term disability, accident & cancer insurance
  • Up to $600 every year for completing biometric health screenings on a single health insurance plan & up to $1,200 if a spouse completes too



  • Teacher Mentor Program
  • Casual dress code
  • OLV Tuition Reimbursement up to $7,200
  • Qualifying Non-For-Profit for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program (click here to
  • learn more: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation)
  • Up to $180 annual gym reimbursement
  • Take advantage of our Dental & Outpatient Mental Health services while working
  • $$ Employee referral program $$


Job Summary:

The Behavior Aide assists the teacher in providing quality education in a language- enriched environment. The Behavior Aide supports the teacher by following his/her lead to teach life skills, socialization skills, and pre-academics to children ages 2.5 to 5 years, and helps them attain their highest level of personal achievement. This position is subject to assignment in one room or assigned daily as needed in different rooms.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Follows classroom lesson plans (under teacher supervision) and assists with goals established with the team.
    Participates in the regularly scheduled meetings with the teacher/team/supervisor (ie: team meetings, supervision meetings, full faculty meetings and staff development trainings, etc.
  • Prepares any materials needed for the classrooms (ie: educational materials to use during lessons, art projects, cooking lessons, etc.) 
  • Assists with behavior management programs that are implemented for the class and specific to individual students’ needs
  • Assists teacher in keeping the classroom space organized and clean.
  • Assists teacher in any record keeping tasks (ie: attendance, goal tracking, injury reports, etc.)
  • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned by classroom teacher and/or supervisor
  • Follows all safety regulations set forth by BVS, OCFS, and NYSED (in regards to supervision, safety, cleaning, classroom maintenance, etc.)



  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Ability to effectively interact with other staff members (good communication skills, teamwork)
  • Basic Computer skills



  • Communication: Oral and written
  • Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Adaptability: Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Teamwork: Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job
  • Problem solving: Takes a systematic approach to solving problems rather than reacting to symptoms.
  • Taking initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.


Minimum Degree Required:

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent  


Minimum Experience Required:

  • Some Early Childhood or related field, is preferred


  • New Hire Orientation 


Physical Requirements:
The overall nature of the position is sedentary requiring little physical effort with occasional light physical exertion required. There is little, if any, exposure to environmental conditions 

The constant physical demand of the position is sitting. 

The frequent physical demands of the position are standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and eye/hand/foot coordination.  

The occasional physical demands of the position are lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling.  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.75
  • Max Hiring Rate $22.00
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