Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

INSTRUCTIONAL LEARNING ASSISTANT (PRESCHOOL) (#171)


Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3958955 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 8, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
VACANCY #171

DATE: July 8, 2022
TITLE: Preschool Classroom Instructional Learning Assistant
LOCATION:Preschool Stall Brook School
SALARY: As per AFSCME Contract

DUTIES:
1.Under supervision of a certified Early Childhood Teacher, prepares for classroom activities.
2.Works with small student/small groups of students to reinforce concepts initially introduced by the teacher.
3.Assists individual child in need of remedial education.
4.Performs instructional duties as directed.
5.Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work developed by the teacher.
6.Sets up audio-visual equipment.
7.Assists the teacher with non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack, toileting and clothing routines.
8.Assists with reading and storytelling.
9.Assists small groups of students in the library.
10.Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing materials or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of
individual students, their needs, interests and abilities.
11.Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
12.Alerts the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.
13.Assists in preparing class displays and bulletin boards.
14.Participates in in-service training programs.
15.Checks and records student attendance.
16.Assists with the supervision of students during assemblies, play periods, and on field trips.
17.Conducts learning exercises with small groups of children.
18.Assists teacher in maintaining neat work and play areas.
19.Maintains the same level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed
teachers.
20.Instructional Learning Assistants will also perform related duties outside the classroom assigned by the classroom teacher.
21. Any other duties as assigned by Building Principal or Director of BECP.
22.Adheres to the adopted policies of the Bellingham School Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Good health - willing to submit to medical examination.
2.Must have earned a secondary high school diploma.
3.Must have completed at least 48 credit hours at an institution of higher education; or obtained an Associate’s Degree or higher, or passed either the WorkKeys or ParaPro Assessment; or completed a local assessment program aligned with MA DOE policies.
4.Preferably, some experience as a teacher aide with first aide and/or CPR training.
5.A high degree of patience and tact in dealing with the general public, parents, teachers, administrators, prospective teachers
and other personnel.
6.Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
7.Preferably, experience with computer technology.




Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


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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, July 18, 2022. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Joan Burchill, Secretary
    342 Hartford Avenue
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-966-0451
    Fax: 508-966-4679
    Email: jburchill@bpsdk12.org