Jan 13, 2024

Paraprofessional- Integrated PreK

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

Job Description

Long-term Substitute

Paraprofessional- Integrated PreK

Integrated Pre-School - to provide classroom support for 3 & 4 year old children with and without special needs, students will attend 5 half day sessions AM/PM - Physical Restraint/Diapering/Toileting/Lifting - Willingness to be trained in & use ABA Techniques/Data Collection. Para will be required to work in early childhood vocational setting (Cubbies Den) with vocational teacher and high school students.

About LPS

Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 68% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • High Expectations
  • Inspiring Life-Long Learning
Lynn Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of strengthening an environment and school culture that honors and celebrates diversity and responds effectively to the social-emotional experiences of every student and family. LPS Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong desire to work with students in an urban setting
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

REPORTS TO: Principal and Classroom Teacher

JOB DETAILS

To assist the teacher achieve teaching objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole.

SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material of skills.
  • Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher.
  • Check notebooks, corrects papers, and supervises testing and makeup work, as assigned by the teacher.
  • Assist with such large group activities as reading aloud, storytelling, etc.
  • Alerts the regular teacher to any program or special information about an individual student. Communicates with classroom teacher about any concerns regarding students.
  • Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of the information about students as is expected of a fully licensed teacher.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • As negotiated with Lynn School Committee and Lynn Teachers Union/Paraprofessionals Unit.
  • 180 days per year

Paraprofessionals starting salary is $20.43 per hour.

Additional credits will be adjusted pending verification of additional college credits.

BENEFITS: The City of Lynn offers comprehensive and competitive health and dental benefits; Harvard Pilgrim PPO/HMO, Altus Dental High/Low, and Vision Insurance. Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) as well as Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability are available on a voluntary basis. Please see the website: City of Lynn for more details.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC), and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed/religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, marital status, homelessness, special need, proficiency in the English language or academic achievement or any other consideration made unlawful by any federal, state or local laws or regulations, including Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and M.G.L. Ch. 76:5, M.G.L., Ch.151C.

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