May 11, 2020

Instructional Paraprofessional

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


Position contingent upon availability of funding/ programming

Paraprofessionals provide assistance to teachers and other school personnel in the delivery of quality education and support services for students in an array of classroom settings. Examples of support services and educational settings include, but are not limited to: life skills, developmental classrooms, social, emotional, & behavioral support (SEBS), LINKS (Autism) program, visual or mobility orientation, language learning delays and medical care.

In addition, the Collective Bargaining Agreement contains language in Article V - Working Conditions - J. Diapering/Toileting indicating that paraprofessionals hired after ratification (April 16, 1998) are hired with Diapering/Toileting/Toilet Training services as part of their job requirement. Please read this Section of your contract carefully to ensure that you clearly understand this condition of your employment as a paraprofessional. The Springfield Public Schools will be requiring you to sign a Statement of Agreement in this matter and will review this with you prior to you beginning your employment position.

This position is responsible for providing instructional assistance, classroom support, and implementation of effective classroom strategies and procedures under the direction of classroom teachers and/or other school personnel. A high level of professionalism and ethical behavior is expected consistent with the job duties and responsibilities of a paraprofessional.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED, and
  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree or higher, or
  • 60 undergraduate college credits, or
  • Meeting or exceeding the State mandated score on the Paraprofessional Assessment or Work Keys Assessment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA Degree with Educator Licensure
  • Experience working with special education students in education settings

**A passing score on the Work Keys Exams in the following areas:
  • Reading: 5
  • Math: 4
  • Writing: 3

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O'Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Welcome to Springfield Public Schools!
Thank you for your interest in the Springfield Public Schools. The Springfield Public School district is committed to hiring a diverse pool of qualified educators, administrators, and non-instructional support staff. The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees. We serve over 25,000 students in 52 schools. The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships. The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency will ensure the delivery of an educational experience in which all learners achieve success. Springfield is proud to offer some of the most progressive educational programming in the nation, including specialized magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Springfield offers the International Baccalaureate program, Montessori, STEM, Expeditionary Learning Schools, and non-traditional educational programs. Be part of The Springfield Promise--If you are committed to fostering excellence in all students, effective in enabling your students to achieve high levels of academic success, like to work collaboratively as part of a team, have strong content and pedagogical knowledge, and embrace and value diversity-- The Springfield Public Schools is the place for you. VISION : The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency MISSION To provide the highest quality of education so that all of our students are empowered to realize their full?potential and lead fulfilling lives as lifelong learners, responsible citizens and leaders in the 21st Century. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES To accomplish this work, it will take the support and assistance of everyone: students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and the community. Through an aligned management system, each of the following strategic priorities will serve to help ensure system?wide accountability: • High Academic Achievement For 21st Century Success • Safe Learning and Working Environment • Highly Qualified and Effective Staff • Effective Parent and Community Partnerships • Appropriate Use of Resources and Equitable Funding • Accountable Leadership • Effective Communications CORE VALUES • Our Students Will Always Come First • Teamwork, Trust and Mutual Respect are Expected • Everyone will Share in the Accountability • Our Core Business is Teaching and Learning • Parents and Community are our Partners THEORY OF ACTION If WE are clear in our expectations, focus on the instructional core, provide appropriate support, monitor performance with shared accountability? Then... WE will dramatically improve student achievement and close the achievement gap. The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency. Raise the Bar and Close the Gap Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Springfield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, handicap, or military service, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Contact Information
  • Human Resources
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

Apply Now