PARAEDUCATOR; BEST PROGRAM


John R. Briggs Elementary School
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional Schools
Ashburnham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3503662 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 22, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
The Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Paraeducator for the BEST Program located at the J.R. Briggs Elementary School.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for promoting, modeling, developing and supporting child development of social emotional, communication, and behavioral skills.
Responsible for implementing positive behavior reinforcement and trade-in systems.
Responsible for ongoing observation, data collection and summarizing.
Responsible for fostering independence and assisting students with increasing their self-advocacy skills so that they are able to be independent learners in the least restrictive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidate should have prior experience supporting students with emotional disabilities. (preferred).
Candidate should have prior training and experience with de-escalation and crisis intervention (preferred), or be willing to participate in training.


Starting pay is $15.14 -$16.72

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to John R. Briggs Elementary School!

Welcome to the Briggs’ community. The John R. Briggs School is dedicated to developing lifelong learners. The mission of our school is to engage the whole community in the process of challenging all students to develop a strong knowledge base, a respect and understanding for diversity, an ability to relate to others, and a sense of empowerment as individual learners. At the John R. Briggs School we continually strive to build and foster a sense of community, a sense of belonging, and a sense of caring among all of our members. We seek your input and ask you to join with us in making your children’s years at John R. Briggs productive and happy. The School Council has worked hard to create a comprehensive Handbook that will assist all members of the John R. Briggs’ community in understanding our school’s day-to-day practices and procedures. The Handbook articulates the existing policies, practices, and procedures that guide our elementary school program. The John R. Briggs School is always looking to expand our dialogue with parents and the community of Ashburnham. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please make an appointment or feel free to drop in casually to discuss whatever may be of importance to you. The John R. Briggs School is a very special learning environment that will continue to become an even better place as we continue to work together to enhance our partnership with parents and community. Vision Statement Our school community is a place where all its members feel safe, cared for and valued. Diversity is celebrated, respected and supported, with equal access to knowledge for all. Our school community fosters excitement about learning as a life-long process. As partners in education we will work to develop critical thinking skills, creativity and the ability to work cooperatively. We promote the exploration and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Members of our school community, students, educators, parents and the community at large, will be well prepared for life and livelihood and able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. School History and Profile The John R. Briggs Elementary School is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Ashburnham is a rural community of approximately 5500 people, located thirty-five miles north of Worcester, MA on the New Hampshire border. Ashburnham has limited industry and is dependent upon its personal property tax base for funding. The John R. Briggs School was built in 1968. The building is named after a much loved and internationally recognized Boy Scout Leader who lived in Ashburnham. He devoted his life to working with children and was responsible for designing and building the town pool. The John R. Briggs Elementary services students in Pre-K through grade five. We strive to maintain workable class size with the support of the AWRSD School Committee. Special Education support is provided through certified Special Education teachers within and outside of the regular classroom. We provide counseling services to students through our school adjustment counselor.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 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
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Nathaniel North
    96 Williams Road
    Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
    Phone: 978-827-5750
    Fax: 978-827-1411
    Email: nnorth@awrsd.org