Jan 13, 2024

Educational Assistant - Middle School

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

Job Description

Background on Southbridge Public Schools:

Southbridge Public Schools serve approximately 2,200 students in six schools. The district is presently undergoing extensive turnaround at all levels, with the assistance of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This creates unique opportunities for teachers and students. One example is a recently announced, long-term partnership with the University of Connecticut to develop Southbridge Schools to be a national demonstration site for successful implementation of PBIS strategies. Additionally, our district is the recipient of a number of significant grants that are allowing us to creatively redesign Secondary School, curriculum enhancements, improved culture and climate and afterschool opportunities for students. If you feel strongly about improving the educational experience for students and have a commitment to social justice, Southbridge Public Schools welcomes you.

More information about the district's turnaround efforts can be found here.

Essential Job Functions

1. Assists teachers in the supervision of classroom and school-wide learning activities, providing assistance and learning support to students.

2. Provides instruction to students as prescribed by the supervising teacher and reinforces skills to help students master concepts and skills introduced by teacher.

3. Assists teachers in checking and objectively evaluating students' work; teaches students individually and in small groups reinforcing skills based upon instructional guidelines.

4. Uses professionally developed positive behavior strategies in managing student behavior and maintaining classroom and school-wide order.

5. Assists in the development of communication skills, progressive learning skills; making the teacher aware of students learning deficiencies; documents records of learning activities.

6. Assists professionals with the development/preparation of learning materials/instructional resources and the environment.

7. Prepares instructional reports and completes required forms, schedules, records, and other data as required.

8. Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology and practices, as job appropriate, being used by SPS.

9. Attends meetings and in-services as required.

10. Reinforces rules of the school.

11. Responds to emergency situations.

12. Attends training and maintains certification in district offered physical management and verbal de-escalation.

13. Performs monitoring duties as assigned.

14. Use of universal health precautions for preventing illness and infections and proper body mechanics for interacting with students and moving heavy objects.

15. Maintains confidentiality of student records.

16. Establishes and maintains cooperative, congenial and supportive working relationships with others.

17. Performs other related duties as assigned by the building Principal.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree Preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer

Southbridge Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.

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