Bellingham Public Schools
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Joseph F. DiPietro Elementary School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3326703 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 22, 2020 Starting Date: August 29, 2020

Job Description

Date: July 22, 2020
Title: Instructional Learning Assistant (Inclusion)
Supervisor: Principal or designee
Salary: As per AFSCME ILA Salary Schedule

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

•High school diploma
•Paraprofessional certification required or meets highly qualified standard

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

    •Takes direction from supervising teacher(s) and/or Individual Education Program (IEP) contact person.
    •Respects children’s confidentiality in all interactions with staff, parents and school community.
    •Uses specialized strategies and techniques as directed by supervising teacher(s).
    •Develops an understanding of the student’s accommodations, modifications, goals, and objectives as stated on the IEP.
    • Must successfully complete SafteyCare Training
    • Must successfully complete CPR/First Aid Training
    • Responsible for supporting Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills (i.e. walking, feeding, toileting, and/or transferring), as needed.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 3

  • Welcome to Joseph F. DiPietro Elementary School!

    Welcome to DiPietro Elementary School DiPietro Elementary School opened in 1989, originally named South Elementary School. The school has 22 classrooms with an enrollment of 444 students in kindergarten through third grade. The mission of DiPietro Elementary School is to provide a creative, supportive learning environment that meets the needs of individual students in which we maximize achievement, promote social competency, respect similarities as well as differences, and develop life-long learners who contribute positively to the community. DiPietro Elementary School a great place to be. Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring that each child meets his or her full potential. Our goal is to create a positive school environment in which all children can learn and celebrate their accomplishments. Our PAWS program (Positive Actions and Words at South-DiPietro) promotes the development of positive social competency skils. Students and staff have committed to treat one another in the way we want to be treated, be safe, include others, be kind, be honest, and be respectful. More information about our programs, our policies, and our teachers is posted throughout this website. Please browse around and feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in DiPietro Elementary School.
    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 prior to Friday, July 31, 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
    Lorien Drake, Secretary
    70 Harpin Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-8001
    Fax: 508-883-8029