May 11, 2020

Instructional Aide, 6 hours per day/11 months, Office of Student Services

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

Job Description

Position : Instructional Aide (6 hour/11 month)

Office of Student Services/Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

Overview of the Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city and a central hub and driver of the nation's innovation economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 8,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools includes award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning plus personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home, and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a variety of supports and services to students in Cambridge Public Schools (CPS). Our programs are dedicated to ensuring equitable access and success for students with disabilities and students who have advanced learning needs.


The instructional aide paraprofessional reports to and is supervised by the special educator. He/she is primarily responsible for assisting in the implementation of each student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Key responsibilities include:
  • Provide assistance with instruction for students with disabilities
  • Supervise students with disabilities during non-instructional activities
  • Supervise students during transitions
  • Collaborate with general education, special education, and related services staff
  • Accommodate and modify for student learning and support the general education teacher with the implementation of appropriate accommodations in the general education setting
  • Perform related duties as may be designated by the special educator

Your Skill Set:
  • Above average skills in collaboration
  • Excellent skills in oral communication
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Experience working with students in urban environments
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible
  • Assist in addressing the physical, educational, and social-emotional needs of the students
  • Willingness to be trained in de-escalation and safe physical restraint techniques
  • Must have the physical ability to work on the floor and move around the room to support students and teachers in curriculum implementation, use of manipulatives and other instructional methods and materials
  • Associates degree, or 48 college credits from an accredited college or university


In Accordance with the Cambridge Education Association Unit E Salary Schedule.

PS# 4027

How to Join Our Team:

Apply online at by clicking on Career Opportunities. Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

Applications requested by November 18, 2019, however, positions may be considered open until filled.

At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Cambridge 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 identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, 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.
Contact Information
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • 159 Thorndike Street
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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