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Join Berks County Intermediate Unit to provide quality care for Berks County families.

Want to help us provide a safe, nurturing environment?

It’s amazing how children flourish when they feel safe and free to be themselves. They grow and progress in impressive ways when positive, caring adults teach and encourage them. We know because we help them do it every day.

Substitute teacher and substitute paraeducator positions are available in many of our program areas. Please review the different qualifications and certifications needed below.


If you are interested in applying as a substitute, CLICK HERE to apply online
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 BCIU CHILD CARE

SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS NEEDED: Teacher, Paraeducator

Teacher: Degreed – $13.33/hour | Non-degreed – $12.25/hour | Paraeducator: $8.75/hour

The Berks County Intermediate Unit Child Care Program serves more than 500 children; age 13 months through 12 years. The goal of the program is to meet the needs of the whole child by providing quality care for children in a safe and nurturing learning environment, as well as to serve as a resource for the families. Centers are located in Birdsboro, Exeter, Hamburg, Mt. Penn, Muhlenberg, Schuylkill Valley, Muhlenberg, and Reading. Programming is available to provide before and after school care for children in grades kindergarten through grade six. Most centers are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm throughout the year. All are staffed according to the student to staff ratios required by the Department of Public Welfare. Substitutes serve as either teachers or paraeducators depending upon their education and experience.

>> read more about BCIU Child Care

BERKS COUNTY HEAD START

SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS NEEDED: Teacher, Paraeducator

Teacher: $13.33/hour | Paraeducator: $8.75/hour

The Berks County Head Start program serves 640 children in 38 classrooms located at 16 sites around the county. Federally funded, it is designed to bring about a greater degree of social competence and to prepare children of low-income families for kindergarten. Children, ages 3–5, attend classes approximately 4 hours per day, 4 days per week during the school year. Substitutes serve as either teachers or paraeducators, depending upon their education level and experience.

>> read more about Head Start

BCIU EARLY INTERVENTION

SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS NEEDED: Teacher, Paraeducator, Aide

Teacher: $13.40/hour | Paraeducator: $8.80/hour | Aide: $7.65/hour
The Berks County Intermediate Unit Preschool Early Intervention Program is a public special education service provided to children, 3 to 5, who have a disability and need specially designed instruction. The program currently serves almost 2,000 students in Berks County. The goal of the program is to provide individualized services to help every child meet their educational needs. Services are provided in classrooms throughout the county. Most classrooms are staffed with low student to teacher ratios. A typical classroom will serve less than 11 students with one teacher and one or more paraeducators. The program is in need of teacher and paraeducator substitutes regularly.

>> read more about Early Intervention

PRE-K COUNTS

SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS NEEDED: Teacher, Paraeducator

Teacher: $13.33/hour | Paraeducator: $8.75/hour

The Pre-K Counts Program provides high quality pre-kindergarten opportunities to three- and four-year-olds at no cost to families. Children from age three until the entry age for kindergarten are eligible to apply. PA Pre-K Counts is targeted to children at risk of school failure, either because of income, language (English is not the first language), or special needs issues. Substitutes serve as either teachers or paraeducators, depending upon their education level and experience.

>> read more about Pre-K Counts

BCIU SCHOOL-AGE SPECIAL EDUCATION

SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS NEEDED: Teacher, Paraeducator, Paraeducator Specialist, Paraeducator Educational Interpreter, Paraeducator Communication Facilitator

Teacher: $13.40/hour | Paraeducator: $8.80/hour
Paraeducator Specialist: $12.95 – $17.08/hour
Paraeducator Educational Interpreter: $20.57/hour
Substitute Paraeducator Communication Facilitator: $11.55/hour

The Berks County Intermediate Unit School-Age Special Education program serves a number of students attending various BCIU School Age (ages 5 through 21) classrooms within Berks County. Most of these programs are housed in school district buildings (Autistic Support, Hearing Impaired Support, Life Skills Support, Multiple Disabilities Support) while others are located in the community (Transition House Sites and Project SEARCH.) The program is in need of teacher, specialist, and paraeducator substitutes on a consistent basis.

>> read more about BCIU School-Age Special Education

BCIU SCHOOL-AGE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION

SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS NEEDED: Teacher, Paraeducator Specialist, Paraeducator Health Assistant

Teacher: $17.08/hour | Paraeducator Specialist: $17.08/hour
Paraeducator Educational Health Assistant: $8.80/hour

The Berks County Intermediate Unit School-Age Alternative Education program provides comprehensive educational opportunities for students who may be at risk, or in need of intensive supports that cannot be implemented in a more traditional environment. Students referred to the programs have behavioral health or mental health needs, substance abuse issues, truancy and other behaviors that impact their learning in a traditional setting. The program provides educational supports, counseling and social skills education. The goal of the program is to work to teach students the skills necessary for a successful return to their home school.

The BCIU provides educational programming through the Learning Academy at Alsace, a secondary alternative school program, as well as in programs such as the Reading Hospital, Berks County Jail System, Caron Foundation and the Berks Immigration Family Shelter. The programs need substitutes to cover positions as teachers and specialists, who work together to provide educational and social supports to students.

>> read more about Alternative Education


contact:
Kelly Hollenbach – 610-987-8476 – kelhol@berksiu.org