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Benhaven, Inc
March 23, 2023
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Shannon Landgren


Job Title: Paraprofessional, Benhaven School

Salary: School $17.25/ hour; increase to $17.51/hour upon completion of 3 month probationary period and $19.16 around 1 year with successful demonstration of competencies

Location: Wallingford

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:20am-4:20pm

Reports To:  Director

Purpose of Position

These are a full-time 35 hour a week non-exempt positions. Reports to the Director of the program. A great candidate must be motivated and have the ability to work with students with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disorders.


The following duties are assigned to this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Encourage building skills for independence
  • Work with students on the autism spectrum and with intellectual disabilities
  • Encourage and assist in increasing socialization
  • Encourage and assist individuals with the pursuit of vocational opportunities
  • Assist and provide opportunities for individuals to participate in recreational activities

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • School: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • All applicants must consent to DCF/DDS background check, state and federal criminal background checks.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is a plus, but will train the right candidate.

Employee Incentives:

  • 16 paid holidays (including day after Thanksgiving, Christmas week, New Year’s Day and the week of July 4th)
  • Vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Medical & Dental insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life
  • 403b
  • 401a
  • All training provided

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel object; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.


Benhaven, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Benhaven will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


How To Apply

Log onto: and click on Careers to complete an application


For information, please email Shannon Landgren, HR Generalist: