Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Intermediate School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4172966 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 8, 2023 Starting Date: July 3, 2023

Job Description
Applications will be accepted for special education paraprofessional positions in the Westfield Public School District for the 2023 Special Education Extended Year Program. This program is scheduled to begin July 5, 2023 and end July 28, 2023. The duration of the program is for four weeks, Monday –Thursday (no Friday dates).

Training Dates: July 3, 2023 (8:30 to 3:00 with a ½ hour unpaid lunch)
Starting Date: July 3, 2023
Ending Date: July 28, 2023

FUNDING: Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour with no benefits, not to exceed a total of 79 hours

1.Ability to communicate and work successfully with staff and all students
2.Help prepare for activities in the classroom
3.Familiarity with elementary interventions and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS)
4.Support small group work according to levels of language acquisition and cognitive development
5.Provide one-on-one assistance when needed
6.Walk students back and forth to designated areas for scheduled activities
7.Provide clarification in native language when requested by classroom teacher
8.Join students for breakfast and lunch
9.Assist with arrival and dismissal of students.
10.Assist in communication between student and teacher, when needed.
11.Attend field trips.
12.May be assigned to more than one classroom.
13.Perform any duties that may be assigned by the Administrator of Special Education.

This position subject to funding.

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 26
Salary: $15 Per Hour

Welcome to Westfield Intermediate School!

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians: Welcome to Westfield Intermediate School. Our goal is to provide the highest quality learning environment possible for our students. The middle school provides a balanced program to meet the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. As a student, you will be encouraged to be independent and self-directed. You can expect to be treated fairly, provided a safe environment in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. You will be challenged to reach your greatest potential so that you will be a productive, creative, and responsible member of society. To help you become familiar with your school, we have developed this student & parent handbook. It contains procedures, attendance, and discipline policies that are used. Read this handbook carefully so you will know what is expected of you. It is one of your responsibilities. If you have any questions about the contents, please ask one of your teachers or guidance counselors. It is important for families to know what goes on at the middle school. We encourage a firm avenue of communication between school and home. We invite you to become involved in your child's education. You may want to join the Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee or run for a seat on our School Council. You may wish to help out with a school activity or volunteer in the school library. Your involvement in any way is important to your child's education. Parents/guardians are always welcome at the intermediate school. We need your support. We wish both students and parents/guardians alike a very successful year. Gregory Miller, Principal Jennifer Chapin, Assistant Principal Shawn Czurchra, Assistant Principal

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield 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
Qualifications: <ul><li>High school diploma/Associates degree (preferred) or related course work. <li>Demonstrated interest in children and education. <li>Evidence of the emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved. <li>Ability to communicate and work successfully with staff and students.</ul>

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

Contact Information
Jonathan Scagel
35 White Street
Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
Phone: 413-572-6422
Fax: 413-572-6540
Email: jonathan.scagel@schoolsofwestfield.org