Instructional Assistant Developmental Learning Program. This position provides inclusion and small group support under the direction of the special education liaison.
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA Location Description About the Town of Sharon:
Sharon, MA is located 22 miles midway between Boston and Providence, it has access to Boston and Providence via MBTA commuter trains, and to New York City and Washington, D.C., via Amtrak trains at nearby Route 128 station. Its population of 18,000--32 percent are children under 19, 56 percent are adults 25-64 years, and 10 percent are seniors over 65--lives mostly in single-family houses ranging from relatively modest ranches to luxury properties. Many town residents have second- and third-generation family roots in Sharon, but the town is also notable for its diversity and openness to newcomers. An Interfaith Clergy Council and an "Affirming Diversity" group foster cooperative understanding among several varieties of Christian and Jewish congregations, an Islamic mosque, and a Unitarian church as well as adherents of Eastern religions, and the group sponsors an annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.
The Sharon School Department oversees a high school, a middle school, and three elementary schools, all of which are committed to excellence in educating students. Sharon High School sends 96% of its graduating seniors on to institutions of higher learning.
Beauty and diversity are the key words for Sharon, an attractive community among its neighbors Canton, Norwood, Walpole, Foxboro, Stoughton, Mansfield, and Easton.Sharon Public Schools Mission Statement:
The Sharon Public Schools, in partnership with the community, has as its mission the responsibility to prepare students to live in a rapidly changing society. Together we will provide an environment that maximizes the student's academic, artistic, social, emotional and physical development. This atmosphere will encourage each individual to develop the skills and sensitivity for living effectively and responsibly.Sharon Middle School Statement of Purpose:
Sharon Middle School is an academic institution, which addresses the unique needs of the early adolescent in a safe and supportive atmosphere conducive to learning. Students at the middle school are at a transitional period in their lives. Their physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills are in a state of exciting and rapid growth. Students are reaching out for independence, establishing their own identity and meeting new challenges, while at the same time, needing structure, discipline and consistency.
Our strategy at the middle school is to motivate and encourage students to develop into critical thinkers, self-motivated learners, good communicators and involved citizens. Class size must be in keeping with each curriculum's objectives to best develop each student's potential. Students are expected to pursue their academic potential, to grow in self-confidence, to respect and appreciate individual and cultural differences, to show good judgment, and to take responsibility for their actions. These expectations are the core values of the middle school.Our Beliefs
The Sharon Public Schools believe that:
All children can learnAll children have self-worth, need positive affirmation, and should achieveEach child has dignity and is uniqueWe can build trust, respect, cooperation, and positive social behaviorOn-going staff development can provide us with the skills to make positive interventions to achieve our vision of
diversityA sense of inclusion and belonging is critical for student development and achievementParticipation in interactive learning, including co-curricular activities, helps affirm students' self-worth and capacity
for achievement Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
The Sharon Public School system does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. Job Requirements
- At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
- Bachelor degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
There are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact Information
- Elizabeth Deschene
- 75 Mountain Street
- Sharon, Massachusetts 02067