New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

PARAPROFESSIONAL- SMALL GROUP


Keith Middle School
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3220360 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 21, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Para-educator services are required to support students with emotional/behavioral needs related to disabilities among substantially separate and inclusion classroom settings within a school. This para-educator may provide individual, group or classroom support and will work under the direction of teachers, consultants, related service providers, and in collaboration, other para-educators, and school-based personnel to meet the goals and objectives of students’ IEPs.

Services may include addressing safety needs related to behavior management and support the development of social and emotional skills, sensory support and providing academic support to up to four students. Para-educators in this role will be trained to follow established behavior plans, that may require the ability to de-escalate behavior, deliver reinforcements and consequences, collect data, and physically restrain. Such duties may require the physical ability to lift, hold, escort, and guide 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.

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


Reports to: Building Principal
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Warley Williams, Principal
    225 Hathaway Blvd
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: 508-910-0900
    Fax: 508-996-2040
    Email: wwilliams@newbedfordschools.org