Nov 21, 2019

Paraeducator - Early Literacy Tutor

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
School Support

Job Description

Works with students who have been identified as struggling readers in grades K through 2 to provide individual and/or small group reading tutoring. Other duties may include assessing student performance, motivating student learning, and assisting with classroom management and school culture.

This is a two-year grant funded position. Staff hired for this position will receive training and professional development to ensure they can effectively complete the job requirements.

Essential Functions
  • Tutors individual and/or small groups of students in reading.
  • Participates in planned training and professional development to grow knowledge base in early literacy content, pedagogy, and best practices.
  • Uses a systematic process for collecting, organizing, and utilizing formative assessment data to monitor student progress within a response-to-intervention model
  • Provides instructional assistance in support of student learning activities.
  • Assists students individually and in small groups with instructional activities, skills reinforcement activities, and other activities that support instruction.
  • Assists teacher in monitoring and managing student behavior and classroom management.
  • Assists in administering tests and assessments.
  • Observes and gathers assessment data on students and assists in reviewing assessments and progress reports.
  • Discusses observations and progress of students with instructional staff.
  • Prepares a variety of instructional materials, audio-visual aids, and reports, as requested.
  • Assists in maintaining an inviting, neat, and safe classroom.
  • Performs clerical support tasks including correction of tests and work papers, maintaining attendance logs, maintaining student folders and records, maintaining inventory, and reproduction of instructional related materials.
  • Provides support and instructional assistance in writing, science, computer or other technology laboratory and ensures proper maintenance and care of laboratory equipment.
  • Supervises and monitors students during off-site instruction and on field trips.
  • May supervise play periods and playground activities of children.
  • May assist students with daily living activities such as feeding and toileting including diapering when appropriate.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary 22.15

Minimum Salary 19.40

Desired Qualifications
  • Graduation from High school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
  • At least 48 college credits from an accredited college or university or successful completion of the MSDE ParaPro Assessment.
  • One year of experience working with children.
  • Knowledge of early literacy best practices preferred.
  • Knowledge of tiered literacy interventions preferred.
  • Certain positions may require that candidates demonstrate the ability to operate office, audio/visual, or other related equipment.
  • Understanding of what motivates student learning.
  • A commitment to educational equity.
  • A belief that all children can learn.
  • Knowledge and competency in business English, spelling punctuation, grammar and arithmetic.
  • Ability to exercise patience and composure in working with children including those who have special needs.
  • Ability to handle all matters in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with BCPS policies, procedures and general practice.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and children.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain clerical and student records.
  • Ability to perform routine and non-routine instructional tasks.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Two (2) official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • All documentation/certification (copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications, e.g., copy of MSDE Para Pro Assessment score report
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact

Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator
Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance
200 E. North Avenue
Room 208
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone 410-396-8542
Fax 410-396-2955


Coordinator ? Section 504
Special Education and Student Supports
200 E. North Avenue
Room 210
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-462-4247
Email: [email protected]

If you believe you have been treated differently because of your race or color, national origin or ethnicity, religion of creed, sex or gender, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identify or expression, you have the right to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity department.

You must file a complaint within 90 days of the most recent act(s) of discrimination or harassment

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

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