PARAPROFESSIONAL IN LANGUAGE BASED PROGRAM-PARKER MIDDLE SCHOOL


Parker Middle School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3975475 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 21, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Vacancy for the 2022- 2023 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The District reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Middle School Paraprofessional

Description: Work with Middle School children at the 5th grade level, both in general education classrooms and the special education classroom to support students academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically. This positions is working to support students with language based disabilities both within the general education classroom and pull-out special education class. Knowledge of language based disabilities is preferred. Candidates will be willing to attend professional development and trainings focusing on language based disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Associates Degree or passing of the para test.
    Knowledge and understanding of various disabilities.
  2. Knowledge of school classroom procedure, including preparation and maintenance of records.
  3. Knowledge of special education procedures.
  4. Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities at the Middle School level.
  5. Experience working with age appropriate students in a school setting.
  6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as may be found appropriate and acceptable by the principal, special education coordinator, and Director of Student Services.
  7. Successful candidate will have a positive attitude and must work well as a member of a team.
  8. Ability to build relationships with students and colleagues and provide ongoing support and direction to students.
Qualified applicants may be eligible for additional paid training (outside of regular school hours.)
Position is eligible for paid sick, personal and bereavement time.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 2


Welcome to Parker Middle School!

The Parker Middle School staff is committed to the unique development of each child. We recognize the distinct social, emotional, and physical needs of early adolescence and strive to give our students a sense of belonging in a dynamic learning environment. We embrace a shared responsibility with the students, parents and the community for students to reach their individual academic potentials by demonstrating the value of learning, promoting respect, encouraging wise choices, and setting high expectations for student achievement.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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
A team player to work as a paraprofessional providing academic support for students with language based disabilities. Candidate will work with middle school children, both in general education classrooms and the special education classroom to support students academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically. Successful candidate will have a positive attitude and must work well as a member of a team. Ability to build relationships with students and colleagues, and provide ongoing support and direction to students.
  • 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. Why do you think your skills are a good match for this middle school paraprofessional position?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Jeffrey Parks, Principal (Parker)
    75 Graniteville Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5133
    Email: parksj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us