Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

INSTRUCTIONAL LEARNING ASSISTANT (#49)


Bellingham Memorial School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3290714 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 4, 2020 Starting Date: August 31, 2020

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
VACANCY # 49

Date: June 4, 2020
Title: Instructional Learning Assistant
Supervisor: Principal or designee
Salary: As per AFSCME ILA Salary Schedule ($13.21 to start - 16.98 following 6 months probation period)

Employment: Compensation and work year in accordance with the contract between the Association and the
District School Committee
Evaluation: In accordance with the contract between the Association and the District School Committee

Job goal
To support students with diverse learning and behavioral needs, teachers, and special education programs
Employee must be willing to be CPR and/or Safety Care Trained provided by the School District.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. High school diploma
2. Paraprofessional certification required or meets highly qualified standard

  • 3. Experience working with students preferred
    4. Ability to climb up and down stairs and travel hallways throughout the course of the work day
    5. Ability to follow oral and written directions
    6. Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others
    7. Ability to work and manage time in a fast-paced work environment
    8. Effective oral and written communication skills
    9. Effective organizational skills
    10. Proficient in the use of technology
    11. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    12. Such alternatives to these qualifications as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable

    Responsibilities
    1.Takes direction from supervising teacher(s) and/or Individual Education Program (IEP) contact person.
    2.Respects children’s confidentiality in all interactions with staff, parents and school community.
    3.Uses specialized strategies and techniques as directed by supervising teacher(s).
    4.Develops an understanding of the student’s accommodations, modifications, goals, and objectives as stated on the IEP.
    5.Assists in implementation of accommodations, modifications, and organizational skills assistance.
    6.Assists in implementation of testing accommodations.
    7.Assists with study skills and strategies.
    8.Models and promotes appropriate communication, socialization and conversation skills.
    9.Provides subtle reinforcement for all skills in the acquisition stage.
    10.Support students’ behavioral issues including assisting with the collection of data and implementation of the behavior intervention
    plan.
    11.Collects student work samples as directed.
    12.Assists students in accessing the curriculum.
    13.Provides information for confidential communications to parents via agendas, logs and data sheets under direction and
    supervision of the supervising teacher(s).
    14.Monitors students in unstructured settings such as hallways, cafeteria, recess, etc.
    15.Attends field trips as required.
    16.Monitors use and functions of assistive technology and provide feedback to supervising teacher(s).
    17.Assists with functional daily living skills.
    18.Participates in staff training/professional development specific to the children’s disabilities as directed.
    19.Reports any concerns to the teacher(s).
    20.Other duties and supports assigned by the principal, teacher(s), special education coordinator, or director of special education.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1
    Salary: $13.21 to $16.98 Per Hour


  • Welcome to Bellingham Memorial School!

    Welcome Our Mission Through the teamwork of students, staff, parents and the community, Bellingham Memorial School will ensure a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment from which students will emerge as successful learners and respectful and responsible members of our diverse society. Our Vision Bellingham Memorial School seeks to establish itself as an exemplary middle school by developing programs that are developmentally responsive to the needs of our students. By instituting strong academic teams and a positive learning environment, students will be provided the framework to develop as life-long learners. The highest expectations for academic success, technological expertise, social and moral responsibilities and the maintenance of health, wellness and personal safety will be demanded of all students. Parents, staff and the community will work together to promote these ideals and to insure that each student has the opportunity to reach his fullest potential as a responsible member of our diverse society.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Bellingham 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
    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application, and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply by Monday, June 15, 2020. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to the public schools of Bellingham, for admittance to State and Federally funded grant programs, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and course of study presented in these schools, on account of race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or homelessness. This non-discrimination applies to all persons, whether or not the individual is a member of a conventionally defined “minority group".
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • High School/Trade School 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
    Lisa Surrette, Secretary
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-2330
    Fax: 508-883-2037
    Email: lsurrette@bpsdk12.org