Jan 13, 2024

Para-Educator- Small Group ASD

  • TrulyHired
  • New Bedford, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION Instructional Paraprofessionals provide positive and nurturing supports to students in the school setting. Supports may include attending to students' physical, person, academic, and/or social emotional needs. Through collaboration, paraprofessionals assist the teacher in daily instruction, appropriately managing the classroom environment, and are instrumental in supporting students in meeting their academic, social and behavioral goals. We are deeply committed to an inclusive curriculum and school community that reflects the diversity of our student population. We strive to have the highest quality paraprofessionals and encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of skills and diverse backgrounds. We seek candidates who are dedicated to inclusion and have a clear interest in being part of the richness of diversity that the New Bedford Public Schools community has to offer. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES -The paraprofessional will work under the direction and guidance of the special education/general education teacher, administration, and school-based personnel in supporting student's growth and achievement including students' IEP goals and objectives. -Assisting students in their learning across content areas in individual, small group, and whole group settings. -Assisting students in self-regulation and management of emotions and behavior to maximize student learning including, but not limited to, implementing and supporting behavior plans and classroom management programs. -Provide sensory support to students as needed. Sensory supports may include, but are not limited to, implementing and supporting sensory plans, providing students sensory breaks, and supporting students in the use of sensory equipment. -Assisting and supporting students in their communication between peers, school staff, etc. including the use of assistive technology. -Supporting students transitions during arrival and dismissal, between subjects/classes in school, and between activities. -Paraprofessionals will provide support in the development of social, emotional, and behavioral skills with individuals or group of students. -May be asked to review student IEPs on an as needed basis to ensure students' needs are understood and being met -May provide personal care assistance to students including but not limited to toileting/diapering, feeding, physical lifting of students for hygiene and body positioning changes. -Other duties related to support of students as directed by Administration.

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