ABA PARAPROFESSIONAL-- SOUTH ROW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


South Row Elementary
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3984381 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 28, 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: ABA Paraprofessional

Location South Row Elementary School

Description:The successful candidate will work with elementary school students in our therapeutic program (STRIVE) to support them in academic, social, and communication tasks in the school setting. Follow and implement curriculum and behavioral support plans. Collect data consistently for students assigned. Interest in working with students with exceptionalities is required and work with an Applied Behavior Analysis approach is preferred. Work as part of an interdisciplinary team of teachers, BCBA, and related service providers.

Additional responsibilities
  1. Support students academically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially in the school setting
  2. Work as part of a team with teachers, BCBA and related service providers
  3. Knowledge of school classroom procedure, including preparation and maintenance of records.
  4. Knowledge of special education procedures.
  5. Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities at the elementary school level.
  6. Experience working with age appropriate students in a school setting.
  7. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as may be found appropriate and acceptable by the principal, special education coordinator, and Director of Student Services.
  8. Successful candidate will have a positive attitude and must work well as a member of a team.
  9. Ability to build relationships with students and colleagues and provide ongoing support and direction to students.
  10. Support students academically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially in the school setting
  11. Work as part of a team with teachers, BCBA and related service providers
  12. Ability to follow directions and implement accommodations and modifications as directed by teachers and related service providers
  13. Ability to collect data consistently
  14. Ability to consistently follow and implement a behavior support plan.
  15. Assist students with toileting if needed
  16. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as may be found appropriate and acceptable by the principal, special education Team Chair, and Director of Student Services.

    Qualified applicants may be eligible for an annual "toileting " stipend if applicable.
    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 South Row Elementary!

South Row is currently the smallest elementary school in Chelmsford with a student population of approximately 420 students in grades K-4. We have four sections at each grade level with class size ranging from 20 - 25. South Row prides itself on having a very happy and friendly school culture where all the adults work in collaboration with one another in order to help our students learn and grow. "Whatever it Takes" has become our unofficial school motto!

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
<b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> Associates Degree, some college credit or passing of the paraprofessional test. Knowledge and understanding of students with social emotional needs A team player to work as a paraprofessional providing academic support for students. Candidate will work with elementary 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. ABA trained (Applied Behavior Analysis) or be willing to be trained Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities at the identified at the elementary school level. Experience working with students in a school setting preferred.
  • Associate degree preferred
  • 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. Please share your experience working with students with social emotional needs.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Theresa Gilbert, Principal
    250 Boston Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5177
    Email: gilbertt@chelmsford.k12.ma.us