Boys and Girls Village


Location: Milford, CT

  • BGV is seeking an energetic, motivated individual with solid experience working with youth with disabilities in a school environment.
  • Increased compensation for bachelor’s degree


The Paraeducator provides direct care, behavior management, and supports educational and clinical services for the clients in the Charles F. Hayden School. During school vacations/holidays and other school closings or delays (except for when school staff development is scheduled) the paraeducator has the opportunity to work in the shelter if needed.

  • Provides required assistance and supports to facilitate client’s behavior, emotional, educational, and social development and learning in accordance with an individualized service/treatment plan in a structured, intensive therapeutic milieu setting by working collaboratively with other members of the team
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of programming specifically designed to encourage development growth for a wide range of ages
  • Participate in weekly therapeutic groups as a co-facilitator, under guidance of clinical staff
  • Provides crisis intervention utilizing Cornell Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques
  • Ensure that goals/objectives of each client’s service/treatment plan are implemented as part of the daily activities
  • When scheduled in the shelter, you are expected to work in inclement weather and may be mandated to stay beyond the end of the shift if coverage is required.
  • Completes documentation in accordance with state, federal, and Boys & Girls Village policies
  • Must have high school diploma
  • Valid Drivers License and clean driving record
  • Previous experience working with children in a recreational, educational, residential or day program
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a behavioral health related field such as social work, counseling, human services or a related area, or Associates degree or 3 years’ experience working with children in a milieu-based program preferred.
  • In accordance with State guidelines, all school employees are required to get the COVID-19 vaccine . 


The Charles F. Hayden School is committed to serving children through a psycho-educational, clinically informed therapeutic milieu. Collaborative educational planning and placement teams including families and district personnel design Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) for every student.


Boys & Girls Village (BGV) takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented environment we offer to our employees.


    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including an option that is free to employees. Currently using United HealthCare
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Free annual flu shots
    • Wellness workshops


    • a 401K plan with employer contributions
    • Company paid life and AD&D insurance, short and long-term disability.


    • A tuition reimbursement program and free licensing supervision.
    • Partnership with CT Non-Profit Alliance for 10% - 20% tuition discounts at participating universities
    • Training and development opportunities
    • Career Growth Opportunities 
    • Qualified Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Employer


    • Competitive salaries, with increased compensation for Bi-lingual in Spanish staff
    • Generous benefit time, including vacation, sick, and personal time
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling for employee and family


  • Remote interview process offered
  • Personal protective equipment provided and required
  • Plastic shields at work stations
  • Temperature screening at all entrances
  • Social distance guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, Disinfecting, & Cleaning procedures in place

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.