Jan 13, 2024

Para - Paraprofessional Special Ed (WSTA) (SY23-24)

  • TrulyHired
  • Chelsea, MA 02150, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

About Chelsea Public Schools:

The Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates all students and families. In CPS, we believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best by ensuring a safe and supportive environment for school and classroom environments. The school system educates over 6,200 students in 11 schools, including a pre-K-1st grade school, 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, a virtual school, and 2 high schools. CPS is a culturally responsive school district. We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful relationships that fosters and promotes high expectations and risk taking. We are a district of multilingual students where languages are an asset to student development and growth. More information about CPS can be found on our website at www.chelseaschools.com/cps.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assists, supports, and works closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational support for Special Education classrooms.
  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by licensed staff.
  • Assists the teacher in special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Monitors work, supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work, as assigned by the staff.
  • Assists in classroom and instructional duties as assigned by the teacher.
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in the school environment and community.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and encourages colleagues to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties.

Qualifications Required:
  • Experience working with students
  • Minimum of 48 college credits or ParaPro Test
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Qualifications Preferred:
  • Experience in a classroom setting working with students with disabilities
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Associate's degree, at minimum

Paraprofessionals are members of the Chelsea Teachers Union (CTU). The length of the school day is 6.5 hours, but subject to longer hours for schools with extended day. The number of school days are 185 days. See salary information on CPS website.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Chelsea 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.

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