New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


New Bedford High School
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3216863 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 13, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Para-educator services are required to support students with disabilities and facilitate educational goals, climate and activities of a substantially separate classroom in an secondary school. This para-educator will work under the direction of a special educator, related service providers, and in collaboration with other para-educators and school-based personnel to meet the goals and objectives of students’ IEPs in a substantially-separate special education setting.

Services may include a focus on academic support, behavioral support, sensory support, communication facilitation, transitions among school settings, addressing health, hygiene and safety needs, and guiding the development of social and emotional skills with individuals or groups of students. Para-educators in this position are asked to review student IEPs with teachers on a regular basis and employ universal precautions related to health and hygiene.

Paraprofessional will work within classrooms and in small group pull-out sessions with the Special Education students needing academic assistance.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford 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
1. Must by Highly qualified as defined by the NCLB Act.
- Minimum of 48 college credits; or Passed the Para Pro test
2. Experience working with children in an educational setting
3. Experience with and/or the ability to become CPI trained if necessary
4. Experience working with children with Special Education services

Reports to: Headmaster

The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Ever available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Bernadette Coelho, Administrator
    230 Hathaway Boulevard
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: 508-997-4511
    Fax: 508-991-7483