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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171127
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Special Education Paraprofessional - ABA

Job Description:

QUALIFICATIONS: Paraprofessional with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) experience. Applicant must hold a high school diploma or equivalent, Baccalaureate degree preferred. Training and experience in working with students with Autism or other significant learning needs preferred. Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) and/or behavior intervention experience is essential to this position. Ability to read a student support plan, implement this plan, and collect data across the school day required.    

REPORTS TO: Building Principal, Coordinator of Special Education


To assist, support and work closely with teachers, administrators and other team members in providing educational benefit for students.


1.    Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by licensed staff.

2.    Provides / adjusts classroom activities, assignments and / or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g., reinforcement of IEP goals and objectives, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives as well as providing an opportunity for all special education students to participate in classroom activities.

3.    Monitors student work, scores papers and assessments, supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the licensed staff.

4.    Serves as a source of information and help to substitute teachers assigned in the absence of regular licensed staff.

5.    May substitute for absent teacher, with pay differential consistent with contract.

6.    Performs clerical tasks, classroom tasks, and instructional duties as assigned by the licensed staff.

7.    Alerts the licensed staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.

8.    Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods and on field trips.

9.    Performs assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, toileting and clothing routines.

10.    Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.

11.    Participates in in-service training programs as approved.

12.    Administers first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a certified staff member for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs as trained.

13.    Assists medically fragile or multiply disabled students for the purpose of maintaining student’s personal hygine, toileting and clothing routines.

14.    Maintains safe working environment to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties.

15.    Performs other such duties / assignments as directed by the licensed staff, within the scope of the job description.

16.    Assists as directed by certified staff in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an integrated setting as determined by the IEP.

17.    Engage in trainings, provided by the district within their work year, required to provide effective programming to students. (Example: Crisis Prevention Intervention, Instructional Support Strategies, Inclusion Support Strategies).

18.    Perform other duties as requested by the building principal, the Coordinator of Special Education, or the Director of Pupil Services, within the scope of job description.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Classroom Teacher > Science: General
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Educational Diagnostician
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
    Student Services > Educational Diagnostician
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Medford Public Schools 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

    • Additional Requirements:
      Applicant must hold a Massachusetts Severe or Moderate Disabilities PK-8 license.
      RBT certification strongly preferred.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • AppliTrack Frontline
    • 489 Winthrop Street
    • Medford, Massachusetts 02155

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