Jan 13, 2024

Paraeducator- Grafton Street School 2023-2024

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

Job Description

SUBJECT: PARAEDUCATOR REPORTS TO: BUILDING PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE: This position is accountable for providing assistance to the classroom teacher and/or other certified personnel, to support the instruction of all students and to facilitate educational access for students using sound judgment and confirming with the rules and regulations of the Worcester Public Schools PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (to be included along with other responsibilities) 1. Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher by reviewing, correcting and reinforcing lessons with individual and small groups of students in all content areas and other activities. 2. Responsible for assisting in preparation and inventory of instructional materials and the setting-up operating and maintenance of various classroom's learning aids, and equipment. 3. Responsible for supporting student physical and personal care needs such as assisting in lavatory routines, toileting, diapering, lifting, etc.. 4. Responsible for the supervision of breakfast and/or lunch periods, and assemblies and cleaning up of work areas. 5. Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in clerical work which may include, but it is not limited to, recording daily attendance, cataloging and filing instructional materials. 6. Responsible for participating and contributing to weekly, monthly and long-range planning with the classroom teacher for instructional activities such as observing special days and events, field trips and visits and school wide activities such as health testing, etc. 7. Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher during the work day in maintaining open communication. All oral and written communication is under the supervision of the teacher and/or administrator. 8. Responsible for maintaining student confidentiality. 9. Responsible for the supervision and support of children in both structured and unstructured activities and across environments throughout the day. 10. Responsible for contributing to a warm and open atmosphere so that all students will have the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential. 11. Responsible for serving as the guiding source of information and assisting any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the teacher. 12. Responsible for implementing district and school-wide rules, policies and procedures and individual student behavior plans. 13. Responsible for adhering to all testing protocols for students, including formal and informal testings. Responsible for participating in related PD specific to the administration of assessments and accommodations. 14. Responsible for performing duties associated within specialty areas. This may include those instructional assistants who are assigned to special projects, including grant programs that required specialized training and duties. 15. Responsible for performing duty work (lunch, recess, line, bus) when required to do so by Building Principal. It is understood that duty assignments will be distributed in an equitable basis. 16. Responsible for participating in non-violent crisis intervention training within the first 3 years of employment. 17. Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability. 18. Responsible for performance of other job-related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. An Associate of Arts degree, or 2. 48 undergraduate college credits, or 3. Meeting or exceeding the State-determined score on the Para-professional Assessment or the Work Keys Assessment PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Non-violent crisis intervention trained 2. Demonstrated experience supporting students with special needs 3. Ability to speak Albanian, Arabic, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese or an African Language. WORK DAY/YR: School day/183 days SALARY: Appropriate step on the Paraeducator Salary Schedule TO APPLY: TO APPLY: Any person interested in this position must submit a resume, cover letter, licensure, and answer all questions on-line at https://worcesterschools.org/about/employment-opportunities This deadline date does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment

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