Turnaround: Security Paraprofessional - [Excel High School] - SY19-20

Boston, MA, US
Sep 06, 2019
Grade Level
High School
***This school has been designated as a Level 4 or 5 School by the State of Massachusetts. This designation allows districts to utilize the new tools granted in the landmark education reform law that was passed in 2010 to provide additional services for these schools. Some of these tools will allow for extended time and extra compensation where needed.

(Temp Position September 2019-January 6, 2020)

Job Title: Security Paraprofessional

Reports to: Principal/Headmaster

General Description and Goals:
Security Paraprofessional will assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of the children in the Boston Public Schools. Security Paraprofessional will work with school staff to create an educational environment in which quality and continuity are key factors in educating the students of the Boston Public Schools.

The primary responsible of the Security Paraprofessional is to maintain the safety and security of school hallways, classrooms, common areas and school grounds.
  1. Assist in the arrival and dismissal of students.
  2. Manage PM detention hall.
  3. Monitor the front door and visitor pass program.
  4. Unlock lavatories and maintain a log of student use.
  5. Perform other related duties as requested by the Headmaster.


  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Forty-eight (48) Credit Hours of College Coursework or an Associate's Degree, or a passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment ( http://www.ets.org/parapro/ ) or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants ( http://www.act.org/workkeys/profcert/index.html ).
  3. Minimum of two years experience working with young children
Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment

  1. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree
  2. Experience working with adolescents
  3. Experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic setting

BTU, Paraprofessional hourly rate

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

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