*** This is a stipended position and is only open to current, eligible, BPS employees whose current job status allows them to participate in this opportunity. ***
JOB TITLE: - BPS/BTU Paraprofessional Mentor
REPORTS TO: Co-chairs of BTU/BPS Paraprofessional Committee POSITION OVERVIEW:
The mission of the mentoring program is to strengthen student learning and paraprofessional performance across the district with coaching and evaluation assistance. This is a stipended position offered to Boston Public School paraprofessionals. The position will reside in the Office of Human Capital in the Boston Public Schools, reporting to the Co-chairs of BTU/BPS Paraprofessional Professional Development Team.
The BPS/BTU paraprofessional mentors will be responsible for Serving as a primary mentor for paraprofessionals in their evaluations. Includes:
Providing feedback to administrator / principal on areas worked on with paraprofessional.
- Observing paraprofessional
- Providing feedback from observation
- Communicating regularly with paraprofessional
- Offering coaching
- Maintaining confidentiality between mentor and paraprofessional
- Identifying professional development and other resources
- Maintaining a trusting and professional relationship with paraprofessionals.
- providing support in the areas in which the Paraprofessional Does not Meet standards on their evaluation.
- Counseling and other individualized supports as needed
- Online or In person
May meet jointly with principal and paraprofessional, ( Online or In person) Attending evaluation training and delivering guidance and training to the paraprofessionals (Online or In person) QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
- Currently a Boston Public Schools Employee
- Bachelor's Degree not necessary, all must have either 48 college credits or have passed the Para Pro exam.
- Minimum of 5 Years of Service in Boston Public Schools
- Must have an evaluation rating of "Meets or Exceeds Standard" in all Dimensions of the evaluation.
- Must have Grades K-0 to grade 12 Classroom experience
- Must have skill sets or experience relevant to classroom specific environment
- Must commit to attend Evaluation Training in first year in the role
- Will be assigned up to two paraprofessionals
- Will work up to 45hrs including the training / session may be broken up
- Ability to travel between multiple school sites
- Comfort working in an evolving program
QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED
- Current authorization to work in the United States
- A deeply held and unyielding belief in the overarching mission of public education.
- Recommendation (2) by Principal / Administrator/ Teacher/Community person
- Familiarity with Boston and Boston Public Schools
- Comfort interfacing with others
- Effective time management skills to plan and schedule mentoring
- Ability to create trusting relationship
- Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting
COMPENSATION RANGE: Stipends - $1500
- Complete a survey (to be developed) that defines their experience
- Explain any leadership or coaching experience may have in classroom or school building/community (preferably adults )
- Describe your experience and qualities that would contribute to you being an effective mentor.
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Teacher Mentor
Student Services > Teacher Mentor
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA Equal Opportunity Employer
Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital 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
- Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
- 2300 Washington Street
- Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119