Student Support Services ( learn more )

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

Southborough, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3711651
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : November 1, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately


Job Description


Student Services

Job Title:

Education Support Professional (ESP/Aide)

FLSA Status:



Reports to:

Principal or other


Provides a variety of generalized support services to students and schools.




Childcare or working with children in a daycare setting or children/young adults in a school setting or recreation setting is preferred.


Classes in education, special education, psychology or related fields is preferred. Written language, technology skill and interpersonal communication skill to support communication among team members, with community contacts, school staff and

parents is required.

  • Associate’s degree or minimum of 60 college credit hours (classes in education, special education, psychology or a related field preferred). Successful completion of ParaPro Assessment may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree is education, special education, psychology or other related field preferred.



  • Assist the classroom teacher to include the student in all aspects of the school day
  • Implement academic and social programming and strategies as developed by the team
  • Implement accommodations and modifications as outlined on the IEP and developed by the team.
  • Implement behavior plans as developed by the team.
  • Assist in data collection
  • Promote social interactions throughout the day
  • Support students with adapted living skills such as toileting, feeding, dressing etc. as needed.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the family or as directed by the school team.
  • Maintain confidentiality about all personal information regarding the student, programming and family
  • Assist in all aspects of the school day whether or not such aspects directly pertain to the individual student, this includes supervision at recess, lunch or other “duties.”
  • Responsible for implementing “other job-related duties” as assigned by the supervisor or Principal.
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Able to perform the physical requirements as outlined below.
  • Other duties as needed


Work Environment:  

  • In a school setting working with students who are on IEP’s.
  • Ability to physically support students who utilize specialized equipment such as standers, wheelchairs, supportive seating etc.
  •  Ability to physically respond to students who are physically unsafe and use physical restraints as part of a de-escalation process (verbal de-escalation is preferred).
  • Ability to physically respond to students who have bolted from the building.
  • Ability to physically maintain a safe learning environment, including moving furniture in response to a crisis situation.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Special Education Assistant
  • Employer Description

    For more information about the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough Schools, please visit our website at

    The Vision of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough promotes high expectations and excellence for all in a dynamic learning environment that inspires opportunities for thinking critically, solving problems, and engaging intellectual curiosity. We integrate relevant technology and foster innovation to set the stage for success in a global society. Our culture supports diversity, inclusion, discovery, resiliency, and effective communication in a safe environment.

    The Mission of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is to provide an exceptional educational experience for every student in a safe environment. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Heather Richards , Director of Human Resources
    • 79 Bartlett St
    • Northborough, Massachusetts 01532

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