Chelmsford Integrated Preschool
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4163083 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 28, 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: >:Classroom ABA Paraprofessional (CHIPS)

Description: >:
>: Work with Preschool children to support students academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically. Additional duties as required by the special education department or Preschool Coordinator.
- Provides intensive individualized therapy services directed toward the development and/or enhancement of skills necessary for emotional, cognitive, behavioral, language, and interpersonal growth of the student.
- Uses appropriate applied behavior teaching, communication and reinforcement techniques consistently.
- Accurately completes all required documentation and data collection daily.
- Works with an individual student to reinforce learning of material or skills as described in the IEP/treatment plan.
- Assists in all classroom routines, including snack, lunch, and bathroom.
- Participates in in-service training programs as assigned. Willing to accept direction/feedback regarding performance and training

Previous experience working with preschool aged children preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)strongly preferred.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 lbs. such as pushing children on a bike, swing or adaptive furniture.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Chelmsford Integrated Preschool!

    Chelmsford Integrated Preschool (CHIPS) provides meaningful education to developing young children. Our program addresses the whole child recognizing the importance of facilitating communication, the delight of imaginative play, the development of fine and gross motor skills, the acquisition of self help skills, and the all important foundations of literacy. Using the Massachusetts Preschool Curriculum Guidelines, children with and without special needs are exposed to a rich preschool 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
    ABA Training Preferred Experience Preferred Associates Degree or Paraprofessional Certification Preferred 6 hours per day (8:00 am - 2:45 pm) 181 days per school year
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • 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. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Megan McGuirk, Preschool Coordinator
    170 Dalton Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5188
    Email: mcguirkm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us