Instructional Paraprofessional - Special Education

Location
Springfield, MA, US
Salary
Based on collective bargaining unit salary schedule
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Ref
6129
*Position contingent upon availability of funding/ programming

For anticipated vacancies due to return to in-person/hybrid instruction

Paraprofessionals assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of all children in the Springfield Public Schools. Paraprofessionals will work with school staff to create an educational environment that meets the needs of all students by providing instructional assistance, classroom support, and implementing effective classroom strategies.

Paraprofessionals in the Springfield Public Schools have a substantial benefit package including competitive wages, paid sick leave, paid holidays, earning incentive days, and Professional Development opportunities including a robust Para to Teacher Pipeline program.

Responsibilities:

1. Supports direct instruction to children individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings

2. Provides assistance with classroom activities.

3. Prepares instructional materials.

4. Manages individual and classroom behavior

5. Supervises students on field trip activities.

6. Performs other support services and related duties as requested by Building Principal.

Examples of support services and educational settings served by paraprofessionals may include: life skills, developmental classrooms, social, emotional, & behavioral support (SEBS), LINKS (Autism) program, visual or mobility orientation, language learning delays and medical care. Please note: Additional duties may need to be performed as part of the job requirement in favor of student success. Be sure to review the Collective Bargaining Agreement to ensure that you clearly understand the conditions of your employment as a paraprofessional.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required
Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED, and

Associate of Arts or Science Degree or higher, or

60 undergraduate college credits, or

Meeting or exceeding the State mandated score on the Paraprofessional Assessment or Work Keys Assessment

Preferred
Qualifications:

BA Degree with Educator Licensure

Experience working with special education students in education settings

**A passing score on the Work Keys Exams in the following areas:

Reading: 5

Math: 4

Writing: 3

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O'Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

Primary Location: Harris Elementary
Salary Range: Based on collective bargaining unit salary schedule
Shift Type: FT - School Year

Job Contact Information:

Name: Kara Harris
Title: Principal
Phone: 413-787-7254
Email: harrisk@springfieldpublicschools.com

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