John F. Kennedy School
Randolph Public School District
Randolph, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4140355 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 2, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
The RISE Program Paraprofessional will work with the classroom teacher and related service providers to provide support to students with Autism or in need of ABA methodologies in a substantially separate classroom. The RISE paraprofessional will provide hands-on support as directed by the classroom teacher and/or related service providers. The paraprofessional will assist with the basic academic and communication functions of students and will administer some basic life skills, including but not limited to changing and toileting. Knowledge and training in de-escalation procedures preferred.

• Actively participate in the educational program and help in classroom management, lesson planning, and recording of student data, as requested.
• Facilitate students' travel from classroom activities and appointments by giving specific directions and monitoring independent travel.
• Participate in staff and /or unit meetings as appropriate.
• This position will require supporting students 1:1 at times.
• Monitor all activities to ensure the safety and well-being of students and inform the teacher of any problems, conflicts and/or issues.
• Work cooperatively with the team, including school administrators, teachers and related service providers to ensure that program activities are conducted in a safe and professional manner.
• Actively participate in program and professional development activities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
• Work with students to implement program goals and objectives.
• Maintain professional standards and practices.

Experience working with children in a diverse, multi-cultural academic setting
Terms: 182 school days, 6.5 hours per day, plus compensation for 10 holidays
Salary: Consistent with Support Professional Collective Bargaining Agreement and depends on relevant experience, degree level and subject, certification, other relevant skills.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $22.65 to $25.03 Per Hour

Welcome to John F. Kennedy School!

Currently, the Kennedy School maintains an enrollment of approximately six hundred students, Preschool through grade 6, enrolled in thirty-seven classrooms, nine of which serve students with special needs. The Kennedy program serves the language needs of Chinese students throughout the town with a program of language assistance for English Language Learners. Two full-time and one part-time Title 1 teachers provide small group language.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Randolph Public Schools (RPS) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The RPS do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnic identity, sex, gender identity, disability, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or homelessness in admission to or participation in its programs and activities. RPS does not tolerate any form of discrimination, intimidation, threat, bullying, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by interfering with their ability or freedom to learn and work.

Job Requirements
Additional Requirements -Experience working with young children with special needs. -Experience collecting data (observations, checklists, etc.) -RBT training preferred Paraprofessionals must meet the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) highly qualified paraprofessional requirements • Associate’s (or higher) degree; or • Completion of 48 credit hours at an institution of higher education; or • Completion of a formal local assessment program that is aligned with DESE guidelines; or • Completion of one of the formal Massachusetts-endorsed assessments: Parapro or WorkKeys. At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    The Randolph Public School system has moved to a paperless application process and appreciates your support in this effort. Please submit all required documentation via School Spring and do not send follow up/additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Once all materials have been reviewed, applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly by the hiring manager. Please be sure to include your current educator license number and information and upload any and all transcripts you have to your School Spring application.

    Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Shanelle Abernathy, Dean of Students
    20 Hurley Drive
    Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
    Phone: 781-961-6211
    Fax: 781-961-6268

    Randolph Public Schools - 40 Highland Avenue, Randolph, MA 02368   Tel: (781) 961-6200   Fax: (781) 961-6295