LITERACY AIDES (2022-2023)

Various Elementary Schools ( learn more )

Newton Public Schools

Newtonville, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3946370
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 12, 2022

Job Description

Department: Elementary Literacy
Job Title: Early Literacy Teaching Assistant FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt; Unit C, Category 1
Reports to: Principal
In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual’s qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


  • The Newton Public Schools seeks highly skilled educators to provide in-class and pull-out literacy support to primary students.   This is a 10-hour/week position. 


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree or higher - degree in education or related field
  • Strong verbal, written language and interpersonal communication skill to support communication among team members
  • Ability to be flexible, think creatively, and work across a number of elementary schools with diverse staff and students
  • Strong behavior management strategies for students
Desired Qualifications:
  • Early literacy teaching experience in a school setting (for example, teaching, co-teaching, individual tutoring, small group instruction)
  • Elementary Teaching Certification
  • Experience in the administration and use of various literacy assessment tools, for example the BAS, sight-word, phonics, and phonological awareness assessments

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Supporting literacy assessments within the school building
  • Working with small groups and individual students on guided reading, strategy groups, phonics and word-study, phonological awareness or other literacy tasks
  • Collaborating with the Literacy Specialist and classroom teachers to determine student needs, plan lessons, and support students with differentiated literacy instruction
  • May be expected to provide substitute educator services
  • May be expected to attend trainings related to position
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as needed

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to assist with student behavioral needs as necessary
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Newton Public Schools 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.

    Contact Information

    • Kendall Sorensen
    • 100 Walnut Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02460

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