PARAPROFESSIONAL/ABA

Alma del Mar Charter School ( learn more )

New Bedford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3169346
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education. We currently serve 280 scholars in grades K-6 and are growing to serve 450 scholars in grades K-8.

Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support. We serve a higher percentage of English language learners than our sending district and have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.

The Fellow (Paraprofessional) Role

Fellows have the opportunity to hone their teaching skills while providing direct services to address the academic and behavior needs of scholars with special needs. Fellows collaborate closely with experienced lead teachers and academic specialists to ensure that all scholars in the classroom are consistently progressing. Over the course of the year, fellows will receive targeted coaching, training, and professional development to prepare them for the next step in their teaching career at Alma or another school. At the culmination of their fellow year, most fellows take on an associate teaching or academic specialist role. However, some prefer to stay in this individualized instruction role. At Alma we believe that we can best serve our scholars by helping you to meet your long-term professional growth and career needs.

Who We’re Looking For

Outstanding candidates will meet the following qualifications:

At least one year experience providing individual or small group support to children with special needs within a school setting
Experience in ABA is highly preferred
Patience and dedication to the idea that all scholars can succeed
Strong team orientation
Infectious joy

What You Can Expect:

Weekly meetings with someone who supports you
High quality professional development
Fully stocked supply closets for all your classroom needs
Competitive pay and benefits

Alma del Mar is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Special Education Assistant
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Alma del Mar Charter School 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.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Libby Merrill , Director of Talent
    • 515 Belleville Ave.
    • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746

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