Metcalf Elementary
Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District
Exeter, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 4139565 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 2, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

CLASSIFICATION:Instructional Teacher Assistants
Special Assignments
PayGrade 3

REPORTS TO:Director of Special Services, Principal, and designated teachers

This is a paraprofessional work of an instructional and personal care nature in a classroom setting with individuals or small groups of students who have pronounced physical and/or emotional disabilities or are learning disabled. An employee in this class is responsible for assisting a teacher in carrying out a daily education program. Work involves the development of an effective personal relationship with children having special needs, which requires an unusual amount of patience, empathy and flexibility on the part of the assistant. Work requires assisting a teacher in various instructional duties and performing clerical duties according to established procedures which can be learned on the job. An employee is provided with specific instructions and is under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher or the Director of Special Services.


•Ability to deal with challenging behaviors
•Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
•Reviews and assists students with subject matter individually and/or in small groups
•May attend to personal needs/hygiene care of children (dressing, washing, feeding, toileting needs, etc.)
• Maintains safety of students in classroom and playground
•Relay observations about child’s skills/behavior and maintain any data as requested
•Performs other duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Paraprofessional certificate
•High School Diploma/GED
•Knowledge of modern educational practices and procedures
•Ability to work with children in a sensitive and effective manner
•Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
•Ability to learn assigned duties readily and to adhere to prescribed classroom procedures
•Ability to restrain outbursts
•Valid driver’s license required
•Attend training as required by the school district

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District 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
These vacancies are full time positions Details of specific positions will be provided prior to hiring.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    <b>PLEASE NOTE: <ul> <li>Only complete SchoolSpring application packets with letter of intent (Cover Letter) will be considered. Please do not send paper applications. </ul></b> Welcome to the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District. If selected for hire, before you begin your employment as a Non-Certified Employee you will need to complete/submit the following: <ul> <li> Federal Withholding Form (W-4) <li> BCI – Criminal Records Check (including fingerprints) addressed to EWG – (Please bring the attached Criminal Records Check Consent and Disclaimer Form to your hometown police station for processing) <li> Copy of your License and Social Security Cards <li>EWG Medical History Form - <li>Coaching Certificate, if applicable <li>Teacher Assistant Training Program Certificate – (please call The Southern RI Collaborative Teacher Assistant Training Program with any questions you may have concerning certification) This certificate is not a requirement for substituting in our district, but is required for permanent employment as a teacher assistant. <li>403 (b) Notification form <li>Confidentiality statement Our Mission: Empowering Students: Dream…Reach…Succeed.

    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. Are you presently under contract with another school district?

    2. Please provide a one-page personal statement, which would assist the district in evaluating your candidacy. This statement may highlight your personal experience, your vision of schooling, a particular aspect of your training, or any other pertinent issue which might impact favorably upon your candidacy.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    3. Are you a Rhode Island retiree and currently receiving a pension from the State of Rhode Island?

    Contact Information
    Laurie Ratigan, Principal
    30 Nooseneck Hill Road
    Exeter, Rhode Island 02822
    Phone: 401-397-3375
    Fax: 401-397-0011
    Email: laurie_ratigan@ewg.k12.ri.us