McCarthy Middle School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4021116 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 26, 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 to support students in our STRIVE program.

Description: The successful candidate will work with middle 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.

  1. Must be ABA trained (Applied Behavior Analysis) District can/will provide ABA training.
  2. Associates Degree, 2 years of college or passing the para test.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of emotional disabilities.
  4. Knowledge of school classroom procedure, including preparation and maintenance of records.
  5. Knowledge of special education procedures.
  6. Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities at the identified at the middle school level.
  7. 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
    Ability to consistently follow and implement a behavior support plan.
  8. 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: 2

Welcome to McCarthy Middle School!

The C. Edith McCarthy Middle School is one of two middle schools in Chelmsford. Providing education for about 940 students from grades 5-8, we are one of the largest middle schools in the Merrimack Valley. Our staff is committed to creating a learning environment in which all students feel safe and secure and are able to reach their fullest academic and social potential. We believe our school community has the capacity to thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally in a safe and nurturing environment where trust and respect are valued. We believe learning is a continuous process that must be meaningful and encourage growth through creative thinking, collaboration, communication, inquiry, problem-solving and self-reflection. We believe students, parents, teachers, staff and community members must work cooperatively and be held accountable for setting high standards that ensure students’ learning and growth. We believe in a school community that works collaboratively to develop knowledgeable, contributing and respectful citizens.

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
We are seeking a team player to work in our specialized programs. Candidate must be able to attend and complete ABA training as part of this assignment. 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.
  • No experience required
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Kurt McPhee, Principal
    250 North Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5122
    Email: mcpheek@chelmsford.k12.ma.us