Chelmsford High School
Chelmsford Public Schools
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4084115 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 14, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

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 vacancy. The District reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position:Classroom Paraprofessional

Description: Work with high school children, both in general education classrooms and the special education classroom to support students academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically. Additional duties as required by the special education department or high school principal.

  1. Associates Degree, two years of college or passing 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 High School level.
    Ability to support students academically with high school curriculum.
  5. 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
  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.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 5

Welcome to Chelmsford High School!

Chelmsford High School is a public high school located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, established in 1927. The school is based on a three-house system. The houses are named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and John Whittier, three well-known New England writers. Each house has two to three school counselors, a dean, and an office. All students are assigned a house at the beginning of their freshman year. Chelmsford High School offers opportunities in high-quality academics, community service, performing arts experiences, championship-level athletics, and mentor relationships in a technologically rich environment.

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 high school school students, 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 high school paraprofessional position?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Shawna Mottram, SPEC. ED CHAIR
    200 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863
    Phone: 978-251-5111
    Email: mottrams@chelmsford.k12.ma.us