Thompson Public Schools
North Grosvenordale, Connecticut

Job Details
Job ID: 3112086 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 1, 2019 Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description
Title: Paraprofessional for ESY, Monday, Tuesday at Thompson Public Schools, 7:45-12:15 and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Camp Q, 8:00-2:00.

Performance Responsibilities:
1. Assist student academically in all settings on a daily basis.
2. Assist with mobility purposes and daily living skills when necessary.
3. Help student(s) with organizational skills.
4. Guide students in developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
5. Assist with the supervision of students during student free time.
6. Escort and provide assistance to student(s) when necessary.
7. Assist teacher in maintaining work and study areas.
8. Collect and display suitable material for educational displays.
9. With teacher supervision, correct student work and give additional work to help remediate student’s weaknesses.
10. Attend meetings to help organize weekly programs of instruction and discuss problematic students and situations if required.
11. With teacher supervision, participate in discipline procedures and prescribe consequences for student behavior.
12. Maybe required to lift during a student transition and reposition.
13. Assist with toileting and hygiene/self-care skills.
14. Assist with feeding.
15. Attend upcoming CPI training for de-esculation techniques and strategies.
16. Required to attend and participate in aquatics program (must be in the water with the student(s)).
17. Able to assist the student(s) when met with a challenge by physical needs when necessary, such as outburst, eloping, etc.
18. Maintain a cooperative staff relationship with all personnel functioning within the educational setting.
19. Work in the community to assist with Transitional goals.
20. Assist teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing behavior or academic skills based on an understanding of individual student needs, interests and abilities.
21. Perform other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher/or the Director of Special Education or his/her designee.

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Thompson Public Schools!

•The Thompson Public Schools are committed to excellence throughout the school community. In a positive and caring environment, students will master life long learning skills to achieve individual maximum potential. Students will participate in a challenging curriculum that encourages creative and critical thinking. In partnership with community and family, we will foster the values of integrity and respect in a diverse and changing society.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Thompson 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
A. Be of good character
B. Hold a High school Diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
C. Meet Connecticut instructional assistant requirements:
1. Complete at least two years of post-secondary education.
2. Earn an Associate’s degree.
3. Pass a related assessment (Praxis Para Pro Assessment).
4. Completion of a successful interview.
5. Demonstrated aptitude
Reports to: Classroom Teacher, Building Administrator and Director of Special Education
Job Goal: To assist the teacher in maintaining appropriate classroom activities and an environment in that students may learn effectively.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Christopher Jones
    785 Riverside Drive
    North Grosvenordale, Connecticut 06255
    Phone: 860-923-9581
    Fax: 860-923-9638