PARAPROFESSIONAL/TEACHER'S AIDE (INSTRUCTIONAL) (#PK Para)

Preschool Program at the High School

Whitman-Hanson Regional School District

Whitman, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3927245
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 13, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2022

Job Description

Job Description -

M-F 6 hours per day/ 30 hours per week

Position Title: INSTRUCTIONAL PARAPROFESSIONAL (includes Special Education, Regular Education, and Title I)

Qualifications: Instructional paraprofessionals shall meet the requirements of a “Highly Qualified” paraprofessional as described in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The minimum qualifications include:
•A high school diploma or equivalent,
AND
•An Associate’s (or higher) degree; OR
•Evidence of completion of 48 credit hours at an Institution of Higher Education; OR
•Evidence of completion of one of the formal Massachusetts-endorsed assessments:
ParaPro or WorkKeys

Reports To: Building Principal or Designee
This job description outlines the general duties that the instructional paraprofessional will be expected to complete. However, the job duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the job. Duties may also vary depending upon the age of students served as well as the nature and severity of students’ disability.
The primary purpose of instructional paraprofessionals is to support both teachers and students in activities directly related to education. Essential functions of instructional paraprofessionals include:
•Assist in the education and social development of students under the direction and guidance of general or special education teachers.
•Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans for students and monitor progress.
•Provide support for identified students both inside and outside the classroom to enable them to participate in activities.
•Assist in administration of state/district wide assessments
•Implement special strategies as required by supervisor
•Maintain confidentiality of student information
•Performs all clerical duties as directed by supervisor
•Manages student behavior under the direction of supervisor
•Demonstrates personal career development through in-service/other training opportunities as provided by the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District
Other Potential Duties Depending on Assignment
•Be capable of physically assisting students with special needs as required (positioning, lifting, transferring, crisis prevention, etc.)
•Assisting students with transition to/from transportation
•All other duties as assigned

Terms of Employment
Work year:As specified in contract
Rate of pay:As specified in contract

Approved by School Committee on December 10, 2014
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Mission Statement
    Mission Statement

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    The Whitman-Hanson Regional School District is committed to providing each student with a high quality education that promotes student success and responsible citizenship.




    Vision
    The Whitman-Hanson Regional School District provides a safe learning environment and comprehensive student-centered learning opportunities that are relevant and challenging. In supportive partnership with all stakeholders, our district is committed to developing an academic foundation that emphasizes social-emotional learning, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.
    Each student, as a life-long learner, is prepared to face the opportunities of the future with the skills needed to become a responsible citizen.

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    Core Values
    The Whitman Hanson School Community supports an inclusive environment that:
    •makes all decisions in the best interest of students.
    •is committed to providing a safe, secure, and healthy environment.
    •sets high standards that provide an opportunity for each student to achieve personal success.
    •model’s responsible citizenship based on equity, diversity and inclusion.
    •provides student-centered learning environments where successes and mistakes are valued as part of the learning process.
    •supports the continual professional growth of staff.
    •shares the responsibility for education with students, families and community.
    •recognizes technology as an essential part of teaching and learning. Learn more about us...

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    Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Mission Statement
    Mission Statement

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    The Whitman-Hanson Regional School District is committed to providing each student with a high quality education that promotes student success and responsible citizenship.




    Vision
    The Whitman-Hanson Regional School District provides a safe learning environment and comprehensive student-centered learning opportunities that are relevant and challenging. In supportive partnership with all stakeholders, our district is committed to developing an academic foundation that emphasizes social-emotional learning, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.
    Each student, as a life-long learner, is prepared to face the opportunities of the future with the skills needed to become a responsible citizen.

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    Core Values
    The Whitman Hanson School Community supports an inclusive environment that:
    •makes all decisions in the best interest of students.
    •is committed to providing a safe, secure, and healthy environment.
    •sets high standards that provide an opportunity for each student to achieve personal success.
    •model’s responsible citizenship based on equity, diversity and inclusion.
    •provides student-centered learning environments where successes and mistakes are valued as part of the learning process.
    •supports the continual professional growth of staff.
    •shares the responsibility for education with students, families and community.
    •recognizes technology as an essential part of teaching and learning. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Whitman-Hanson Regional 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 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

    • Qualifications: Instructional paraprofessionals shall meet the requirements of a “Highly Qualified” paraprofessional as described in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The minimum qualifications include:
      •A high school diploma or equivalent,
      AND
      •An Associate’s (or higher) degree; OR
      •Evidence of completion of 48 credit hours at an Institution of Higher Education; OR
      •Evidence of completion of one of the formal Massachusetts-endorsed assessments:
      ParaPro or WorkKeys
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Patricia Poirier-Collins , Early Childhood Education Coordinator
    • 38 School Street
    • Hanson, Massachusetts 02341
    • Phone: 781-618-7060
    • Fax: 781-618-7097
    • Email: click here

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