Aug 28, 2020

Paraprofessional

  • TrulyHired
  • Westhampton, MA 01027, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Westhampton Elementary School
Paraprofessional

DESCRIPTION:
The classroom/ special education paraprofessional assists the classroom teacher by providing instructional support to students identified as needing support in their IEP and related work as necessary to meet the specific needs of the students.

SUPERVISION:
Works under the supervision of certified school personnel and under the general supervision of the assistant principal/principal. The performance of these functions may require the exercise of independent judgment of the Classroom Paraprofessional in a range of instructional, supervision and other assigned duties.

Evaluated by the principal.

JOB ENVIRONMENT:
Typical school-site environment (classroom, hallway, cafeteria, etc).

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Student Support
•Assists professional personnel in instructional assignments for students with special needs in all subjects areas at all levels
•Sets up work areas and prepares educational materials
•Assists students working on individualized and specialized programs
•Assists both individual and small groups of students in both instructional and social situations within the school setting in a variety of subject areas.
•General supervision of students as assigned within the school setting
•Monitors indoor and outdoor recreational activities
•Performs appropriate record keeping for assigned tasks such as maintaining student progress records, behavior modification checklists/plans, and developmental profiles.
•Assists with the evaluation of student progress
•Communicates with appropriate school staff about individual student needs while maintaining confidentiality
General Expectations
•Maintains the trust and confidence of students
• Works independently with general guidance
• Maintains cooperative relationships with students and adults
• Manages time to accomplish multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Operates standard office equipment including computers, email, and copier
• Communicates effectively both orally and in writing

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Associates Degree or beyond.
•Experience working with young people both with and without disabilities.
•Experience dealing with people with disabilities preferred.

District CORI Check required before employment begins
Federal Fingerprint Check required before employment begins

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Good general health.
•Alert, physically assertive and mobile at all times.
•Lift, push, or pull 50 pounds as required;
• Mobility to regularly walk, stand, stoop, reach, bend and occasionally run.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Hampshire Regional School District 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.
Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Contact Information
  • Deane Bates, Principal - Westhampton
  • 37 King's Highway
  • Westhampton, Massachusetts 01027
  • Phone: (413) 527-0561
  • Fax: (413) 529-9753
  • Email: click here

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