CURTIN School is actively recruiting candidates for a paraprofessional position providing academic and behavioral support to students across the building.
A Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) paraprofessional engages in activities with regular and special education students which support and individualize the teaching-learning process in the district.
This is a 35 hour per week, benefit eligible positionS requiring eligible applicants to hold 48 college credits or to have successfully completed one of the following Paraprofessional Assessments: WorkKeys ACT, ParaPro Assessment ETS, Paraeducator Master Teacher. How To Apply
Interested applicants should complete all sections of the application including the online submission of a current resume.
At the time of hire, the selected candidate will need to submit three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last year and signed by the author and copy of official transcripts verifying the required 48 credits or passing score report on one of the three assessment options.
Applications will be accepted for this position through May 12, 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.Qualifications
Eligible applicants will need to have completed 48 college credits or successfully completed of one of the following Paraprofessional Assessments:
- WorkKeys ACT
- ParaPro Assessment ETS
- Paraeducator Master Teacher
As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority.
All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.Responsibilities
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- Meets with principals, teachers and other school personnel to discuss strategies for improving parental engagement and school-family partnerships.
- Greets parents and community members who enter the building and assists them in reaching their destination.
- Works closely with other members of the parent component in carrying out the development, implementation and assessment of the Title I Educational Plan.
- Engages in activities which promote communication and understanding between the parent, school and the community.
- At the request of the principal or the designees, plans and holds ongoing activities that attract and retain parents-families to the school.
- Develops and conducts training for parents/families and volunteers that will enable them to work more effectively with their children in order to raise achievement and close the achievement gap.
- Assists in developing and maintaining parent centers at the school for the dissemination of information, resources and training.
- Engages in activities designed to broaden self-awareness of effective strategies for working with parents such as reading literature, attending in-services and/or classes/seminars. Uses strategies in training and dissemination of information to parents/families
- Support schools in carrying out parental activities. Attends and participates in School Governance Council meetings.
- Works closely with universities, churches and community agencies to provide support to parents.
- Attends meetings as requested.
- Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.
In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law. Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources. The identities of all "final candidates" may be released. Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.