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Dorchester County Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3757130
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for Physical Management Assistants and substitute Physical Management Assistants.  



  • Support teachers in their work with individual students and students in small groups in order to reinforce and promote academic and behavioral successes;
  • Assist classroom teachers in classroom behavior management;
  • Assist teaching staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing content material and skills based on an understanding of individual student needs, interests and abilities;
  • Monitor and support students in computer assisted activities;
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students;
  • Supervision of students during meal times and classroom transition times;
  • Participate in staff in-service programs as assigned;
  • Assists with lifting, feeding, and toileting of students as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Previous experience in a classroom setting preferred; 
  • Familiarity with accepted practices and procedures in working with students, to include those with behavioral problems; 
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of understanding and acceptance of all children and interest in the education of students with special needs; 
  • Ability to follow instructions; 
  • Ability to accept supervision; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively; 
  • A doctor’s note stating you are able to assist students with disabilities with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which may involve lifting, pulling, etc. before you begin employment. 


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Individual Aide
  • Employer Description

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    Dorchester County, Maryland, with a population of 29,300, is the Eastern Shore's largest county with 593 square miles of land and 108 square miles of water. The Dorchester County Public School system provides the educational foundation for the county's children.

    Highlights of the DCPS System are:

    There are 12 schools: two high schools, a career and technology center, two middle schools, six elementary schools and a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school.

    There are approximately 5000 students in the district.

    High schools offer a full College preparatory curriculum as well as options in occupational skills.

    The Dorchester Career and Technology Center receives students from both high schools and offers programs in Culinary Arts , Masonry, Carpentry, Electricity, HVAC, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Welding, Agriculture, Medium and Heavy Truck, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Homeland Security, Cisco Academy, Interactive Media Production, Teacher Academy and Medical Services.

    IBM-compatible computers are used throughout the system in individual classrooms as well as strategically placed computer labs. There are courses in Technology Simulations, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Computerized Accounting.

    Every classroom has access to the Microsoft Office Products as well as to the Internet.

    The Dual Enrollment Program with Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers the opportunity for the students who wish to get started on their college credits.

    Family Support Services Resource Center for Families and Schools is designed to support children with disabilities from birth to 21. The center provides the skills and knowledge to enable families and children to understand the Special Education process. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Jeff Grafton , Human Resources Administrator
    • 700 Glasgow Street
    • Cambridge, Maryland 21613
    • Phone: (410) 228-4747
    • Fax: 410-221-5269
    • Email: click here

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