Bilingual Paraprofessional- Multiple Positions District Wide

Baltimore, MD, US
Nov 07, 2017
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    JOB TITLE : ESOL Bilingual Paraeducator -Multiple Positions District Wide

    REPORTS TO : Principal

    LOCATION : District Wide

    GRADE: 31-35 (Based on Education)
    STARTING SALARY ($15.93 TO $20.71) 10- month

    DESCRIPTION : Under the direct supervision of an ESOL or content teacher, assists English learners by performing a variety of tasks that promote student learning and well being. Duties involve working with students individually and in groups reinforcing instruction, assisting with classroom management and maintaining regular communication with families. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Provides bilingual support through interpreting and translating information that reinforces skills introduced by the teacher.

    Regularly communicates with parents and students to convey education and school-related information in a language in which both parents and students understand.

    Manages individuals and small groups of English learners under the guidance of an ESOL or content teacher.

    Assists teachers in checking and evaluating student work. Observes and gathers assessment data on students. Discusses observations/progress of students with instructional staff.

    Provides input and assistance to teachers in planning instructional lessons with bilingual supports and developing bilingual materials.

    Assists teachers in monitoring student behavior while in the classroom and the school area.

    Performs a variety of clerical tasks, including correction work papers/tests keeping daily attendance log, maintaining appropriate student folders/records and other related tasks as assigned, may be required to operate a computer and basis office equipment.

    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education, Training and Experience :
    HS diploma, or equivalent
    Plus 48 college credits, OR successful completion of the MSDE ParaPro Assessment required.

    Experience working with students in a classroom setting preferred.


    Experiencing working with English learners a plus.

    This particular position requires specific bilingual knowledge and skills. Please complete in full the "Language" section of the application.

    Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, in English and in the students' native language using proper grammar and vocabulary. Skill in establishing rapport with students, their families, employers, and staff.

    Ability to provide classroom and instructional support to English learners. Ability to supervise students and manage behavior. Ability to operate a computer and learn software programs. Ability to maintain confidential information.

    The work of this class entails physical efforts such as lifting heavy objects and frequent bending and climbing. Some positions may also require assistance with toileting.

    (10- month)
    Employees in this class may be required to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends based on the schedules of students.

    Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.

    FLSA : Non-Exempt

    This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.?

    Application Instructions
    Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
    • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
    • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
    • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
    • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

    Pre-Employment Requirements:
    • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
    • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
    • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
    • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
    • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
    • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
    • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

    Non-Discrimination Statement

    The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

    Contact Information:
    Andrew Last
    6901 Charles Street, E Building
    Towson, Maryland 21204
    Phone: 443.809.7870
    Fax: 410.887.7876

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