Burlington Schools District Office

Burlington Public Schools

Burlington, VT

Job Details

Job Description

Burlington School District


March 2021- June 2021


 Limited Paraeducator Contract (LPC), benefit eligible after 45 days


Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individuals or small groups of students in an assigned educational program; assist student(s) with meeting the goals and objectives of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP); attend to the physical and health needs of students; monitor and report student progress regarding educational performance; perform a variety of clerical and supportive duties related to classroom activities and classroom management.


The essential functions of this position include:


Support the developmental growth of each student:


Facilitate student's engagement in play activities by asking student open-ended questions about their activity and offering suggestions to add more complex materials and ideas.

  1. Facilitate language development by describing to student their activity as well as the adult’s activity as they are happening.
  2. Use motivation/positive behavior management technique.
  3. Understand young student, their behaviors and motivation.


Work Collaboratively with Teaching Team:

  1. Assist professional staff in supervising students across environments
  2. Assist professional staff in the maintenance and operation of classrooms by prepping materials and classroom for daily activities
  3. Assist professional staff with the collation, collating and recording of data



  • Minimum Required: At least two years post-secondary education or successful completion of the Praxis exam.   
  • Preferred: Coursework in Early Childhood or related field (i.e. psychology, education, human development, etc.); Associate or Bachelor’s degree.


  • Minimum Required: Experience working with student aged birth to 6 preferred but not required.
  • Preferred: Experience working with student that have special needs.

The working conditions of this position include: 

  1. Work environment is a regular office, classroom, outdoor, community preschool or other school setting.
  2. Occasional exposure to weather extremes.
  3. Ability to tolerate extremes in noise levels.
  4. Strength and stamina to safely restrain a student
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
    Special Education > Special Education Assistant
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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