Jan 13, 2024

Paraeducator- Inclusion

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

Job Description

HUDSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

HUDSON, MASSACHUSETTS

Position: Paraprofessional, Special Education Instructional Classroom,

Department: Building

Reports to: Principal

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Revision Date: March 2023

SUMMARY: Working with students with learning disabilities or literacy/math difficulties and under immediate supervision. Administer specific instructional and behavioral strategies and techniques; attend student progress meetings; develop and maintain treatment schedules; perform a variety of clerical and supportive tasks for certified instructional personnel; learn and apply individual instructional procedures; oversee students with special needs and perform related work assigned. Provide co-teaching, small group or one-to-one instruction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Implement students IEP accommodations and modifications under the direction of the SPED IEP Liaison
  • Provide small group or one-to-one instruction and communicate lesson objectives clearly
  • Provide Positive feedback to students on their progress
  • Guide students to use appropriate instructional resources to support learning and reading, writing, and mathematics in accordance with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Collect Data in support of IEP goals, objectives and/or behavior implementation plans
  • Maintain and model high standards and appropriate expectations of behavior, mutual respect, and classroom safety for all students
  • Paraeducators may be assigned within building as required
  • Will interact with students, and other staff members in a professional manner

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Exercises no supervision.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward children
  • Ability to carry out assigned duties safely and effectively
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions of classroom teacher, building administrator, and IEP requirements
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form
  • Understand confidentiality requirements regarding student academic, special education, and medical records
  • Understand responsibilities as a mandated reporter under state law
  • Ability to implement emergency preparedness procedures when circumstances require
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Passing score on Highly Qualified Paraeducator Exam required for applicants without education beyond High School Diploma/GED.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about to provide services and may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will have essential duties requiring him/her to work in a classroom with the ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, bend or twist at the neck and trunk. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students and other staff members and occasionally must meet multiple demands from several people. While the majority of the work day is spent inside, the employee may spend time outdoors for recess, fire drills, and special activities.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year to be established by the Superintendent of Schools based on the HPA/HSC Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • 10 Months, 183 work days, 2 personal days, 12 sick days. 6.6 hours/day, 33 hours/week.
  • This is a salaried position with a lump sum payment for summer pay
  • Benefit Eligible on start date. 30 days to enroll in coverage from start date.
  • Benefit information: https://www.townofhudson.org/employee-information

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