Sep 30, 2020

Long Term Substitute Building Paraprofessional, Upper

  • TrulyHired
  • Fall River, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


The paraprofessional performs many duties both individually with students and organizationally in the classroom. The paraprofessional may be assigned to work one on one with a child or interact with a group of students in the classroom. The paraprofessional is integral in supporting the teacher and assisting in implementing teacher developed instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS:

48 college credits, ParaPro Assessment or WorkKeys certificate required.
Previous experience working in an education setting preferred.
Strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
Ability to relate well to others

REPORTS TO: Site Leader and receives direction from the supervising teacher

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with individual or small groups of students to reinforce the learning of material initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Offers ideas and suggestions to improve the classroom environment where appropriate.
  • Assists the teacher in any way that encourages interest, enjoyment, appreciation and curiosity in children.
  • Supports and maintains the discipline established by the teacher.
  • Assists children in developing responsibility for their own behavior.
  • Assists children in developing confidence and competence in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Discusses children's needs and reactions with the teacher and alerts teacher to any specific issues related to an individual student.
  • Assists children in the development of speaking, writing and listening skills.
  • Assists as directed by the teacher in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an inclusion setting.
  • Respects the confidentiality of the teacher, students and parents.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of school routines, emergency procedures and school discipline policy.
  • Provides instructional classroom coverage during emergencies or when teacher is absent from the classroom.
  • Monitors and directs students in the hallways, in the cafeteria during lunch and in the playground/classroom during recess to ensure safety and appropriate student behavior according to ACS standards.
  • Performs clerical duties that may include preparing lesson materials, maintaining the supplies inventory, sending faxes, operating office equipment, and answering the telephone as needed.
  • Covers any other assignments as requested by the Site Leader or supervising teacher.

Additional Requirements

Attends professional development and staff meetings on scheduled days;

Follows school-wide classroom protocols and school rituals;
Performs other duties as assigned;

Cultural Standards

Establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with all members of school community to carry out responsibilities;
Interacts professionally with a diverse range of constituents;
Maintains an attendance record that meets or exceeds an acceptable standard as defined by ACS policy.
Takes responsibility and accountability for assigned tasks, projects, and duties while maintaining a professional manner.
Makes efficient use of time by organizing and prioritizing work efficiently.
Presents a professional appearance by adhering to ACS dress code.
Is actively engaged in job/career growth by attending inservice programs, professional development, educational courses and seminars.
Actively listens and responds in a respectful non-confrontational manner to the opinions of others.
Fosters positive attitude in the workplace.
Maintains and respects strict confidentiality of any sensitive information related to Atlantis Charter School, its faculty, staff and students.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Employer Description
Atlantis Charter School, based in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a leading public charter school that serves nearly 1,400 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the SouthCoast region. Founded in 1995, its mission is to provide students with an education second to none, yielding life-long academic excellence and learning skills. Today, Atlantis is ranked among the highest-performing public charter schools in the Commonwealth.

In 2017, Atlantis launched five (5) ground-breaking career academies designed to prepare an educated 21st century workforce and drive economic development. The high-school academy program, which was strategically designed in collaboration with industry and high-education partners, serves as the school's organizational and operational career development platform. Students can choose to study a desired career path, engage in hands-on instruction and gain exposure to real-life work environments. The academies currently include:

Business and Entrepreneurship
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Arts, Culture and Design
Teacher Development
Health, Med-Tech, Sports Medicine

In the Spring of 2018, Atlantis has completed construction of a new state-of-the-art campus. The 98,000-square-foot, multiple building facility sits on 46 acres of land overlooking South Watuppa Pond, and includes a new gymnasium and community athletic complex with a track and field. Learn more about us...
Location Description
Atlantis Charter School, based in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a leading public charter school that serves nearly 1,300 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the South Coast region. Founded in 1995, its mission is to provide students with an education second to none, yielding life-long academic excellence and learning skills. Today, Atlantis is ranked among the highest-performing public charter schools in the Commonwealth.

In 2017, Atlantis launched five (5) ground-breaking career academies designed to prepare an educated 21st century workforce and drive economic development. The high-school academy program, which was strategically designed in collaboration with industry and high-education partners, serves as the school's organizational and operational career development platform. Students can choose to study a desired career path, engage in hands-on instruction and gain exposure to real-life work environments. The academies currently include:

Business and Entrepreneurship
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Arts, Culture and Design
Teacher Development
Health, Med-Tech, Sports Medicine

In the spring of 2018, Atlantis completed the construction of a new state-of-the-art campus. The 98,000-square-foot, multiple building facility sits on 43 acres of land overlooking South Watuppa Pond in Fall River, Ma, and includes a new gymnasium and community athletic complex with a track and field and football field.

Students are enrolled at Atlantis through a blind lottery, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, athletic performance, sexual orientation, proficiency in the English language or foreign language, prior academic performance or any other legally protected status. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
Atlantis Charter School 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.
Contact Information
  • Kristi Oliveira, Human Resources Director
  • 991 Jefferson Street
  • Fall River, Massachusetts 02721
  • Phone: 508-646-6410 ext 1361
  • Fax: 508-672-1551
  • Email: click here

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