Please keep in mind that the position is for one year only.
Cluster Paraprofessionals fill short absences created by instructional paraprofessionals (e.g. paraprofessionals who work with Kindergarten, Sheltered English Immersion, and Special Education students). The Cluster Paraprofessional will assist the teacher to provide an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of the children in the Boston Public Schools, specifically focusing on students' social emotional needs. Cluster Paraprofessionals will work with school staff to create an educational environment in which quality and continuity are key factors in educating the students of the Boston Public Schools.Responsibilities:
Supports direct instruction to children individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings.Provide a wide variety of social emotional supports: daily check ins, lunch groups, and support the implementation of Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.Provides coverage for homeroom teachers during specials (Art, Music, etc.)Provides assistance with classroom activities.Prepares instructional materials.Assists in classroom set up and clean up.Manages individual and classroom behavior, using prescribed approaches.Supervises students on field trip activities.Performs other related duties as requested by Headmaster/Principal, such as covering for adminstrative duties as needed (arrival and dismissal, lunch/recess support etc.). Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GEDForty-eight (48) Credit Hours of College Coursework or an Associate's Degree, or a passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants.Demonstrated experience and ability working with administrators, teachers, and students.Demonstrated experience and ability in assisting with team instruction.
Experience as a teacher, counselor, paraprofessional, or intern or trainee in a program for children and/or adolescentsBachelor's DegreeCertification as a teacher or license as a social worker Terms:
BTU, Contractual hourly rate
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA Employer Description
Academic Excellence for Every Child
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.
Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. In the Boston Public Schools we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are:
Strengthening teaching and school leadership
Replicating success and turning around low- performing schools?
Deepening partnerships with parents, students, and the community?
Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing greater growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.
Federal stimulus dollars allowed us to create Parent University, one of the first in the nation, to deepen the home-school connection. We have increased the number of schools serving students with disabilities with inclusive settings from four to 26 and are moving toward inclusive settings in every school. Investments in teacher training and stronger assessments have enhanced our ability to serve English Language Learners, who in 2013 saw a graduation rate increase of over seven percent.
Today we remain focused on ensuring every school is one that any parent would be happy to choose. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
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- Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
- 2300 Washington Street
- Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119