New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SMALL GROUP PARAPROFESSIONAL


Hayden-McFadden Elementary School
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3732231 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: December 1, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
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We are deeply committed to an inclusive curriculum and school community that reflects the diversity of our student population. We strive to have the highest quality educators and encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of skills and diverse backgrounds. We seek candidates who are dedicated to inclusion and have a clear interest in being part of the richness of diversity that the New Bedford Public Schools community has to offer.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION
Instructional Paraprofessionals provide positive and nurturing supports to students in the school setting. Supports may include attending to students’ physical, person, academic, and/or social emotional needs. Through collaboration, paraprofessionals assist the teacher in daily instruction, appropriately managing the classroom environment, and are instrumental in supporting students in meeting their academic, social and behavioral goals.

We are deeply committed to an inclusive curriculum and school community that reflects the diversity of our student population. We strive to have the highest quality paraprofessionals and encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of skills and diverse backgrounds. We seek candidates who are dedicated to inclusion and have a clear interest in being part of the richness of diversity that the New Bedford Public Schools community has to offer.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-The paraprofessional will work under the direction and guidance of the special education/general education teacher, administration, and school-based personnel in supporting student’s growth and achievement including students’ IEP goals and objectives.
-Assisting students in their learning across content areas in individual, small group, and whole group settings.
-Assisting students in self-regulation and management of emotions and behavior to maximize student learning including, but not limited to, implementing and supporting behavior plans and classroom management programs.
-Provide sensory support to students as needed. Sensory supports may include, but are not limited to, implementing and supporting sensory plans, providing students sensory breaks, and supporting students in the use of sensory equipment.
-Assisting and supporting students in their communication between peers, school staff, etc. including the use of assistive technology.
-Supporting students transitions during arrival and dismissal, between subjects/classes in school, and between activities.
-Paraprofessionals will provide support in the development of social, emotional, and behavioral skills with individuals or group of students.
-May be asked to review student IEPs on an as needed basis to ensure students’ needs are understood and being met
-May provide personal care assistance to students including but not limited to toileting/diapering, feeding, physical lifting of students for hygiene and body positioning changes.
-Other duties related to support of students as directed by Administration.

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
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE Minimum of 48 college credits; or Passed the Para Pro test Experience working with children; in an educational setting preferred Experience with and/or the ability to become CPI trained if necessary Experience working with children with Special Education services preferred Passion to work with school aged children TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Reports to: Building Principal or designee Hourly Rate: $15.43 to $21.65 depending on education/certification and experience, in accordance with the Paraprofessional Contract Hours of Work: In accordance with the Paraprofessional contract Work Year: School year position Terms of Employment: Hayden-McFadden School Year (Extended) Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Tammy Morgan, Principal
    361 Cedar Grove ST.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x 2329
    Fax: 508-994-0163
    Email: tmorgan@newbedfordschools.org