Chicopee Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Lambert-Lavoie Memorial Elementary
Chicopee Public Schools
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3186214 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 15, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
The primary function of the Special Ed paraprofessional is to perform duties as assigned by the classroom teacher delivering the district curriculum in multiple ways to students that increase student learning and achievement.


General Duties and Instruction

Under the direction of the classroom teacher, supports student instruction in academic, social, and motor skills through the delivery and assessment of the district curriculum. This may include, but is not limited to, the following duties:

Works with small groups of students with limited english ability,
administers, corrects and communicates basic analysis of student assessments,
utilizes the conclusions derived from assessment analysis in subsequent instruction,
instructs students on rules of conduct and expected behaviors,
brings academic, social and motor issues to the attention of the Principal/classroom teacher,
may update parents or guardians on their students academic performance and behavior,
supports class objectives and outlines that align with the district approved curriculum,
maintains records, attendance and assessments as required by the classroom teacher,
assists in preparation of classroom materials
assists in the delivery of differentiated instruction in an appropriate manner consistent with district curriculum,
provides timely feedback to the classroom teacher regarding student progress in academic, social and motor skills.

Is trained or willing to be trained by the Chicopee Public schools in knowledge and performance areas identified for specific assignments (e.g., Responsive Classroom Techniques, Implementation of a Student Behavior Plan, Use of a communication Board, Physical Restraint and Verbal De-escalation Techniques).

Works independently by appropriately using the direction given by the classroom teacher.

Demonstrates dependability, time management, and appropriate communication skills to effectively perform assignments.

Builds on strengths and acts on suggestions in areas of improvement.

Possess the ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to new situations and an ever-changing educational environment.

Demonstrates sound judgment.

Maintains effective and professional working relationships (e.g., paraprofessionals, teachers, staff, parents, guardians, administrators, etc…)

Resolves conflict well and seeks assistance when appropriate.

Under the direction of the classroom teacher, strives to maintain a learning environment that is both physically and emotionally safe.

As appropriate, assists in the communication and enforcement of federal and state laws and regulations, as well as district rules, policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned by the principal, school administration or superintendent of schools.

School/Community Relations

Respect students, parents, guardians and community.
Respect and embrace students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Assist in the protection of students and property.
Assist the classroom teacher in fire and other emergency drills.
Assist the classroom teacher in the management of students (e.g. dismissal, field trips, etc.)


Maintain a high level of personal integrity, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
Practice discretion and maintains confidentiality.
Participate in professional development as assigned.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $15,002 to $26,266 Per Year

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chicopee 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

High School Diploma required, as well as additional college level coursework. Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience with ASD, Learning disabilities, Moderate disabilities preferred

Experience with the implementation of behavior intervention and data collection

Crisis Intervention training will be offered and attendance is strongly urged.

Ability to assist and facilitate with students for full participation in activities
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    William Holt, Principal Lambert
    99 Kendall Street
    Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020
    Phone: 413-594-3444
    Fax: 413-594-3513