New Bedford Public Schools
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Casimir Pulaski Elementary School
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3220074 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 21, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
1. CBIP paraprofessionals will support special education students with social/emotional disabilities in a special education substantially separate classroom, as well as inclusion settings throughout the school day.
2. CBIP paraprofessionals will provide behavioral and academic support to CBIP students and will work under the direction of the special education teacher, consultants, related service providers, and in collaboration with other paraprofessionals and school based personnel to meet the goals and objectives of students’ IEPs.

1. Student supports may include:
a. Addressing safety needs as it relates to behavior management
b. Supporting the development of social and emotional skills and the ability for CBIP students to self-manage their behaviors in the least restrictive environment.
c. Provide academic and sensory support to individuals or groups of students within the CBIP.
2. Paraprofessionals in this role must be trained or willing to be trained to follow established behavior plans that will require the ability to de-escalate behavior, deliver reinforcements and consequences, and collect all types of behavioral data.
3. Paraprofessional duties will require the ability to physically intervene with CBIP students in accordance with program guidelines to ensure the safety of both students and staff. Physical intervention will include the ability to escort students and physically restrain students who are in danger to themselves or others. All physical intervention techniques are in accordance with CPI protocols and procedures.
4. Paraprofessionals in this role will be expected to review student IEPs with teachers on a regular basis and employ universal precautions related to health and hygiene

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. Minimum of 48 college credits
2. Passed the Para Pro test
3. Experience working with children in an educational setting
4. Experience with and/or the ability to become CPI trained

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.
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    Contact Information
    Brenna Bennett
    1097 Braley Rd
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x 2225
    Fax: 508-997-4511 x 2370