Parker Middle School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4124735 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 13, 2023 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 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

Description: The successful candidate will work with middle school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 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 or willing to be trained (Applied Behavior Analysis)
  2. Associates Degree, some college or passing of the paraprofessional test.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of ASD disability.
  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 school level: elementary, middle or high school.
  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.
Qualified applicants may be eligible for an annual "toileting and Diapering 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: 4

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
We are seeking team players to work in our specialized programs. Students have a primary ASD diagnosis and may be part of our New England Center for Children (NECC) Partner Classroom. Candidates must be able to attend NECC 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
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

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