Harrington Elementary School
Chelmsford Public Schools
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4012777 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 19, 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: Elementary Long-Term Substitute Paraprofessional

This assignment starts 8/29/22 - 11/22/2022. Please note these dates are subject to change.

Description: Work with elementary school children, both in general education classrooms and the special education classroom to support students academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically. Position involves working 1:1 with a students, with small groups of students or supporting students within the general education inclusion setting.


Associates degree, some college credit or passing the paraprofessional test.
Knowledge and understanding of various disabilities
Knowledge of school classroom procedure, including preparation and maintenance of records.
Knowledge of special education procedures.
Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities at the Elementary School level.
Experience working with age appropriate students in a school setting.
Support students academically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially in the school setting
Assist students with toileting as needed
Ability to follow directions and implement accommodations and modifications as directed by teachers and related service providers
Ability to collect data consistently
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as may be found appropriate and acceptable by the principal, special education
coordinator, and Director of Student Services.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Harrington Elementary School!

The Charles D. Harrington Elementary School is one of four elementary schools within the Chelmsford Public School District. Our school services over 500 students in Kindergarten through grade four. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where all students can achieve success. Our school community prides itself on educating the whole child; making sure the needs of students come first. Whether in the classroom, performing for guests, or playing at recess, we are constantly learning and growing.

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. 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.
  • 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. What are some experiences you have had with children that would make you a good candidate for this position ?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Robert Asselin, Principal, Harrington Elementary
    120 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863
    Phone: 978 251 5166
    Email: asselinr@chelmsford.k12.ma.us