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Valley Collaborative Transitional High School 3 ( learn more )

Valley Collaborative

Billerica , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2878827
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Reports to: High School Principal
Location: Billerica, MA
Hours: 6.0 hours a day
Days: 180 school days and 30 summer school day (210 days)
Start date: ASAP

Paraprofessional

Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provide high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provide ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provide an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale.


Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Have experience Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) implementation in the classroom
• Experience working with students with PDD, Autism, special learning, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.
• The desire to make a difference in a student’s life.
• Ability to teach, mentor, coach, and advocate for students.
• Flexibility to meet identified student needs.
• A strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.
• Valid Driver's License


Responsibilities:
• Assist teacher in delivery of the curriculum, lesson plans, and implementation of IEP goals and objectives.
• Ensure safety of students in all environments.
• Assist in facilitation of independence, social awareness, language, and appropriate behavior.
• Responsible for other student concerns that arise, and communicate concerns to PM and/or teacher.
• Understand and deliver appropriate behavioral plan for each student working collaboratively with the teachers and behaviorists.
• Assist in collecting student data.
• Assist students with school and classroom activities, e.g.: lunch, playground, bus load, personal care, toileting.
• Collaborate with SLP’s, OT’s, PT’s, BCBA’s teachers and social workers
• Participate in staff meetings and in-service training as requested.
• Travel between local schools and vocational sites is required with Collaborative vehicles.
• All other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:
• Constant standing or walking.
• Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Bends, reaches, lifts, carries, twists, pushes, pulls, and handles equipment when performing duties.
• Repetitive wrist/arm movements when on vocational site.
• Manual and finger dexterity and motor coordination are necessary.
• Able to reach and operate equipment and systems safely and effectively.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):
Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions. Adaptability to perform routine, repetitive tasks within a specific period of time. Prioritizes work assignments to be completed within time requirements.

Must demonstrate a positive and caring attitude toward students, clients, and staff. Must remain flexible and adaptable in order to meet department needs.

Benefits:
• 12 sick, 2 personal days;
• State retirement;
• 403B;
• Tuition assistance;
• GIC Health and dental insurance;
• Life/STD and LTD insurance.


Due to the high volume of response, please do not call to confirm receipt of your resume

Valley Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Valley Collaborative Programs are committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Valley Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Denise Cook , Human Resources
    • 40 Linnell Circle
    • Billerica, Massachusetts 01821
    • Phone: 978-528-7801
    • Fax: 978-528-7810
    • Email: click here

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