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Classroom Paraeducator

Employer
Burlington Public Schools
Location
Burlington, VT, US
Salary
Per Master Agreement

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Classroom Paraeducator

Burlington Technical Center

The Burlington School District believes a diverse and culturally proficient faculty and staff are pivotal to the creation of a strong learning and working environment that supports student achievement and success. BSD administrators lead inclusive school communities with our vision: " Cultivating caring, creative, and courageous people. - Join the journey."

The Mission of the Burlington School District is to graduate students who:
  • Value different cultures;
  • Engage with the community;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Think creatively;
  • Skillfully solve problems; and
  • Achieve at their highest academic, intellectual and personal potential.

Burlington Technical Center is seeking a Classroom Pareducator - Under the direction of assigned supervisor, assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individuals or small groups of students in an assigned educational program; assist children with meeting the goals and objectives of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP); attend to the physical and health needs of students; monitor and report student progress regarding educational performance; perform a variety of clerical and supportive duties related to classroom activities and classroom management.

The essential functions of this position include:

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.

Work Collaboratively with Teaching Team:
  1. Assist professional staff in supervising students across environments
  2. Assist professional staff in the maintenance and operation of classrooms by prepping materials and classroom for daily activities
  3. Assist professional staff with the collation, collating and recording of data

Education:

  • Minimum Required: At least two years post-secondary education or successful completion of the Praxis exam.
  • Preferred: Coursework in Childhood related field (i.e. psychology, education, human development, etc.); Associate or Bachelor's degree.

Experience:
  • Preferred: Experience working with children that have special needs.

The working conditions of this position include:
  1. Work environment is a regular office, classroom, outdoor, community preschool or other school setting.
  2. Occasional exposure to weather extremes.
  3. Ability to tolerate extremes in noise levels.
  4. Strength and stamina to safely restrain a student

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications include but not limited to: high school diploma plus at least 2 years additional education; minimum of two years experience in education or related field; ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with students, parents and school staff.

SALARY:

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

In addition to the base rate of pay. Intensive Needs Paras will receive a premium for hours worked directly with intensive special needs (ISN) students of $4.00 per hour.

BENEFITS:

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.

The Burlington School District will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Primary Location:
Burlington Technical Center
Salary Range:
Per Master Agreement
Shift Type:
Regular Full-Time

Company

The Burlington School District believes a diverse and culturally proficient faculty and staff are pivotal to the creation of a strong learning and working environment that supports student achievement and success. BSD administrators lead inclusive school communities with our vision: "Cultivating caring, creative, and courageous people. - Join the journey.” Located in Burlington, Vermont. The District has a vibrant, picturesque, culturally diverse community on Lake Champlain. 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.

 

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
802-865-5332
Location
150 Colchester Avenue
Burlington
VT
05401
US

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