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Paraeducator - Kindergarten, Champlain School

Burlington Public Schools
Burlington, VT, US
$18.02 - $18.47 / Per Hour

Job Details

Champlain Elementary School is seeking a kindergarten classroom support member.

The Burlington School District is seeking Kindergarten Paraeducators to assist professionals in supplying individualized instruction to Kindergarten students in classrooms and small group environments.

The Paraeducator is a unionized, non-exempt/hourly position with the BEA Paraeducators. They will report to the Site Principal. The paraeducator will facilitate and supplement the educational process under the direction of a professional staff member. Responsibilities include communication facilitation, carrying out programs designed by the teaching staff, managing behavior, teaching self-regulation skills, and supporting and facilitating social engagement with peers. Physical responsibilities include lifting, carrying, personal care, and the ability to assess a situation and respond quickly.

The Essential Functions of this position include

  1. Support the developmental growth of each child
  1. Facilitate children's engagement in play activities by asking children open-ended questions about their activity and offering suggestions to add more complex materials and ideas
  2. Facilitate language development by describing to children their activity as well as the adult's activity as they are happening
  3. Use motivation/positive behavior management technique
  4. Understand young children, their behaviors, and motivation

  1. Work Collaboratively with Teaching Team by

  1. Following IEP Objectives and Behavior Plans
  2. Using methods, and materials prescribed by the teaching team
  3. Assist professional staff in supervising students across environments
  4. Assist professional staff in the maintenance and operation of classrooms by prepping materials and classrooms for daily activities
  5. Participate in scheduled paraeducator in-service and training
  6. Assist professional staff with the collation, collating, and recording of data
  7. Perform other tasks and duties as appropriate and/or assigned

  1. Maintain Professionalism

  1. Accept constructive feedback and suggestions from the teaching team and use the information to enhance/improve one's work with children
  2. Maintain a positive attitude and working relationship with both students and colleagues.
  3. Effectively handle stress and stressful situations at work
  4. Seek and ask for help if needed
  5. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with Federal Law (FERPA)
  6. Maintain a respectful demeanor with co-workers, parents, guardians, and students

The required education and experience for this position include
  • Education:

  1. Minimum Required: High school diploma, plus at least 2 years in additional education.

  • Experience:

  1. Minimum Requirement: 2 years of experience in Education or related field.
  2. Effective and respectful communication with students, parents, and school staff.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:
  • Working knowledge: Sufficient familiarity with the subject to know basic principles and terminology and to understand and solve simple problems.
  • Skills: Sufficient knowledge of a field to perform most work in normal situations. The work calls for comprehension of standard situations and includes knowledge of most of the significant aspects of the subject.
  • Through knowledg e: Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. The work calls for sufficient comprehension of the subject area to solve unusual as well as common work problems, to be able to advise on technical matters and to serve as a resource on the subject for others in the organization.
  • Comprehensive knowledge: Requires complete mastery and understanding of the subject. This term should be used sparingly and only for unusually exacting or responsible positions required to originate hypotheses, concepts, or approaches.


As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Paraeducators of the Burlington School District.

Health and life insurance benefits are available for this position after a period of 45 working days. Dental benefits are available after 1 full working year.

Equal Opportunity: The Burlington School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Primary Location:
Champlain Elementary School
Salary Range:
$18.02 - $18.47 / Per Hour
Shift Type:
Permanent Full-Time


Burlington School District is located in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is a vibrant, picturesque, culturally diverse community on Lake Champlain. The city boasts an international airport and is in close proximity to a number of large cities, including Montreal, Boston, and New York City. With our excellent school system, parks, and local ski mountains within an hour’s drive, it is not surprising that Burlington routinely finds itself on the “best places in the country to raise children” lists.

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150 Colchester Avenue
United States

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