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Dorchester County Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3757142
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for Instructional Assistants and Substitute Instructional Assistants.  Working under the direction of the school principal and the content supervisor, this position works with students in decision making, interpersonal development, and academic growth by providing the strategies, resources, and instruction to enable each student to meet the demands of the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards. 



  • Supports teacher in work with individual students and students in small groups in order to reinforce and promote academic and behavioral successes; 
  • Obtains daily lessons and class work of assigned students from teachers and returns it during teachers’ planning period the next day in order for students to remain current with their class work; 
  • Serves as a liaison between the teacher and student and monitors attendance, behavior, and academic progress; 
  • Employs instructional strategies and materials that are most appropriate for achieving stated objectives when formal instruction is necessary;  
  • Assists the administration in implementing all the policies and rules Governing student conduct; 
  • Adheres to and develops such procedures as necessary for the success of the in-school suspension program; 
  • Attends faculty/staff meetings;  
  • Participates in staff in-service programs as assigned; 
  • Performs other duties as assigned; 
  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students; 
  • Participate in staff in-service programs as assigned; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Deemed Highly Qualified according to MSDE standards by possessing an Associates Degree, 48 college credits, or successful completion of the Paraprofessional examination
  • 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. 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • 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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