PARAEDUCATOR - MIDDLE SCHOOL

Burlington Schools District Office

Burlington Public Schools

Burlington, VT ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3499103
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 19, 2021

Job Description

 Burlington School District

  

PARAEDUCATOR VACANCY

 

Burlington is a vibrant, picturesque community on Lake Champlain and the most culturally diverse city in Vermont. Burlington has an international airport, and is in close proximity to a number of large cities, including Montreal, Boston and New York City. With our excellent schools system, parks, Lake Champlain and local ski mountains within an hour’s drive, it is not surprising that Burlington routinely finds itself on the “best places in the country to raise children” lists.

 

JOB GOAL:

To assist the Library Media Specialist/Technology Integration Specialist in operating and implementing the educational objectives of the learning center. To assist classroom teachers and the Library Media Specialist in supervising students and helping students locate library resources.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate successful completion of a college degree or two (2) years of course requirement by providing transcripts or a signed release and receipt of verification from the school(s), or
  • Successfully complete an online assessment for highly qualified paraeducators
  • Proficient in recent technology applications, including productivity tools (e.g. Word, PP, Publisher) and thinking tools (e.g. Inspiration, communication, collaboration tools)
  • Familiarity in the operation of school media and equipment, including computers, projectors, and document cameras

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assist the Library Media Specialist in the operation of the learning center.
  • Assist Library Media Specialist in accurate management of the circulation, cataloging, and maintenance of materials and learning center equipment, including using the library automation system as needed.
  • Remain current in the operation of new learning center media and equipment. 
  • Assist students, staff, and community members in accessing learning center print and technology-based resources.
  • Work with students of various educational levels and abilities and diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Help maintain appropriate student behavior in the learning center.
  • Operate the library automation system and prepare reports, complete paperwork, and order materials as needed.  
  • Responsible for the circulation and cataloging operations using the library automation system.  
  • Responsible for processing, circulation and maintaining materials and learning center equipment, as well as assisting the Library Media Specialist with ordering of new material.
  • Sort and re-shelve books, periodicals, and other library/media center materials using the Dewey Decimal system, this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to lift, carry, reach, push, pull and bend.
  • Serve as substitutes for library media specialist for absent librarian media specialist.
  • Help train and supervise library volunteers.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, in accordance with Federal Law (FERPA).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications include but not limited to:  high school diploma plus at least 2 years additional education; minimum of two years experience in education or related field; ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with students, parents and school staff.

 

SALARY:

As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Paraeducators of the Burlington School District.

Health and life insurance benefits are available for this position after a period of 45 working days.  Dental benefits available after 1 full working year.

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Location Description

    Diversity Mission Statement
    The Burlington School District recognizes and values the diversity of our students, staff and community. The District is committed to a culture of diversity that reflects the voices, perspectives and differences arising from our diverse community and the world. We believe that it is important for students to understand and appreciate human diversity, develop a capacity for cultural competence, and commit to encouraging inclusion in their future lives.

    The District will adopt procedures and implement staff training intended to achieve a diverse and culturally competent school community, inclusive of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs, ages, and physical and learning abilities. The administration shall report to the Board annually on its progress, barriers and outcomes. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Christopher Celotto
    • 150 Colchester Avenue
    • Burlington, Vermont 05401

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