Worcester Public Schools - Anticipated
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3657142 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 26, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Worcester Public Schools (MA) is seeking Kindergarten Instructional Assistants to assist the classroom teacher by reviewing, correcting and reinforcing lessons and behavior with individual and small groups of students in the kindergarten classroom. Instructional Assistants need to facilitate educational access for all students, including students with disabilities and students who are English language learners, by using sound judgment and conforming with the rules and regulations of the Worcester Public Schools.

Schools in the Worcester Public Schools serve as an integral part of the lives of students and their families, and the successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to building and maintaining relationships with students, families, business partners, and community organization. Worcester is a diverse urban school district which provides all students with the opportunity to become informed, productive, and responsible citizens. The district is comprised of 48 schools and programs serving approximately 25,000 students. There is a strong district culture which expects all staff to personally take responsibility to foster college and career readiness while emphasizing the four keys to 21st century learning: literacy, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Typical daily tasks and activities may include:

1. Read stories aloud; assist with academic activities

2. Set up, operate, and maintain various learning aids, equipment, and technology

3. Assist in the wash-up and lavatory routines

4. Assist with eating/feeding routines and other daily tasks (coats, shoes, backpacks, etc.)

5. Assist classroom teacher with clerical work

6. Assist with behavior management

7. Responsible for participating in non-violent crisis intervention training within the first 3 years of employment.

8. Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or disability

9. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.


1.An Associate of Arts degree; or,

2.48 undergraduate college credits; or,

4.Meeting or exceeding the state-determined score on the Para-professional Assessment or the Work Keys


1.Non-violent crisis intervention trained

2.Previous experience supporting students in an early childhood environment

WORK DAY/YR: School day/183 days

SALARY: Appropriate step on the Instructional Assistant's Salary Schedule

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    2. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.

    4. Please provide a brief description of any experience that you feel will prove helpful in the work for which you are applying. Give any information that will afford a clearer description of your qualifications to work with special needs students.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Theresa Reichert, HR Director
    20 Irving Street
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
    Phone: 508-799-3026