New Bedford Public Schools
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Thomas R. Rodman Elementary School
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3218266 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 15, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
1. Para-educator services are required to support students with disabilities and facilitate educational goals, climate and activities in an elementary school.

1. This para-educator will work under the direction of a special education teacher and school based personnel to meet the goals and objectives of students’ IEPs in a substantially separate education setting
2. Services may include:
a. a focus on academic support
b. behavioral support
c. sensory support
d. communications facilitation
e. transitions among school settings
f. addressing health
g. hygiene and safety needs
h. guiding the development of social and emotional skills with individuals or group of students
3. May be asked to review student IEPs with teachers on a regular basis and employ universal precautions related to health and hygiene
j. Physical lifting of student is necessary for hygiene and body positioning changes

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
Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals strongly preferred.

Highly Qualified status requires the following:

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: Building Principal

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Kim Marshall
    497 Mill St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x 2246
    Fax: 508-997-1567