Sep 10, 2020

Building Support Specialist - 1 Year Position

  • TrulyHired
  • Sharon, MA, USA
Full-time Executive Leadership

Job Description

Upon returning to the school buildings during COVID-19, the school communities will need added support in order to make sure our students and staff receive adequate support during their time in the buildings to ensure the health and safety of all of the students and staff. The Building Support Specialist is a district wide position; on most days the Building Support Specialist will report to the same school but can be deployed to another school in the event the need is greater at another location in the district. The Building Support Specialist should check in with clerical and administrative staff to receive assignments as handed down from the building principal. As an integral member of the team, the Building Support Specialist's role is flexible. The role of a Building Support Specialist can also increase stability during any unforeseen times that can be challenging. They can increase the likelihood of meaningful instruction, thus promoting student growth and achievement. As a regular member of the team, the Building Support Specialist will observe routines and build rapport with students, staff, administrators, and parents. Their daily interactions allow them to develop a collegial relationship with students, teachers and other support staff. This familiarity leads to an increased accountability that promotes student achievement. As we navigate through the COVID19 pandemic, schools will rely on their Building Support Specialist to more easily manage day to day operations. All members of the school community benefit from the advantages these Building Support Specialists provide.

Building Support Specialist Responsibilities:

-Assist with arrival and dismissal of students in order to ensure students are practicing proper social distancing.
-Supervise the orderly flow of students in school buildings and on school grounds to ensure safety and proper social distancing protocols are followed, as assigned.
-Monitor students during lunch breaks, recess and other non-structured learning times to ensure safety protocols are being followed including appropriate behavior and disposal of trash - Monitor student transitions including arrival and dismissal including any hallway movement.
-Provide classroom coverage when necessary.
-Communicates respectfully, appropriately, and effectively with students and school personnel.
-Provide office support as assigned.
- Perform any similar duty or responsibility as assigned.

Building Support Specialist Requirements:
Candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree
Must be detail oriented and able to follow written and verbal instructions
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must be passionate about working with children

Hours of Work:
Building Support Specialists will be hired to work 8 hours a day, 4 days a week for the foreseeable future; 32 hours a week. Start and end times may vary according to assignments, but all will fall between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Building Support Specialists will report to work only when school is in session for students and will not work on school holidays or during vacation periods.
Salary range: $16 per hour - $17.75 per hour
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: State-level Positions > Specialist
Location Description
About the Town of Sharon:
Sharon, MA is located 22 miles midway between Boston and Providence, it has access to Boston and Providence via MBTA commuter trains, and to New York City and Washington, D.C., via Amtrak trains at nearby Route 128 station. Its population of 18,000--32 percent are children under 19, 56 percent are adults 25-64 years, and 10 percent are seniors over 65--lives mostly in single-family houses ranging from relatively modest ranches to luxury properties. Many town residents have second- and third-generation family roots in Sharon, but the town is also notable for its diversity and openness to newcomers. An Interfaith Clergy Council and an "Affirming Diversity" group foster cooperative understanding among several varieties of Christian and Jewish congregations, an Islamic mosque, and a Unitarian church as well as adherents of Eastern religions, and the group sponsors an annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

The Sharon School Department oversees a high school, a middle school, and three elementary schools, all of which are committed to excellence in educating students. Sharon High School sends 96% of its graduating seniors on to institutions of higher learning.

Beauty and diversity are the key words for Sharon, an attractive community among its neighbors Canton, Norwood, Walpole, Foxboro, Stoughton, Mansfield, and Easton.

Sharon Public Schools Mission Statement:
The Sharon Public Schools, in partnership with the community, has as its mission the responsibility to prepare students to live in a rapidly changing society. Together we will provide an environment that maximizes the student's academic, artistic, social, emotional and physical development. This atmosphere will encourage each individual to develop the skills and sensitivity for living effectively and responsibly. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Sharon Public School system does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Contact Information
  • Melanie Rosado, Human Resources
  • District Office
  • 75 Mountain Street
  • Sharon, Massachusetts 02067
  • Phone: 781-784-1570
  • Fax: 781-784-1573
  • Email: click here

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