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TITLE: Elementary Special Education Paraprofessional (Teaching Assistant) TYPE OF POSITION: Full-Time (1.0); 2020-2021 school year; salary per collective bargaining agreement, range: $18.05-$20.87/hour LOCATION: Marathon, Elmwood, and/or Hopkins Schools; Hopkinton, Massachusetts AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement. It is the primary responsibility of all Paraprofessionals to provide social-emotional, behavioral, and instructional support and interventions to all students in all settings. Under the general direction of the Teacher, the Special Education Paraprofessional (Teaching Assistant) will provide classroom and student support by various means, dependent upon the needs of the students. The Paraprofessional collaborates with specialist(s) and classroom teacher(s) to deliver the necessary specialized instruction, curriculum modification and classroom accommodation needed for students to access curriculum frameworks. The incumbent contributes to the effectiveness of the teaching team using positive communication, problem-solving, and conflict management strategies, while maintaining the highest degree of confidentiality. DUTIES: Duties include, but are not limited to: 1. Provides overall support to the student(s) and classroom teacher(s) , based on the needs of the classroom and the students’ Individual Education Program (IEP) and 504 Plans, if applicable; 2. Provides monitoring of student behavior as indicated on the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP); 3. Assists classroom teacher(s) and specialist(s) in preparing for lessons and related materials; 4. Incorporates knowledge of student learning styles, child development, skills/knowledge acquisition rates of the student(s) to whom assigned, to assist student learning. Observes and records academic, behavioral and social data to measure progress; 5. Recognizes when teaching/learning and behavioral strategies are not successful and seeks the guidance of the classroom teacher(s) and specialist(s) to adapt assistance accordingly; 6. Provides verbal support, prompting, redirection and modeling in helping the student(s) access the activities of the curriculum; 7. If required, provides direct assistance to students to manage personal care; 8. Other duties, as required. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered for this vacancy, please reference only job vacancy #20-101 and your last name (as, #20-101 Jones) in the subject line, and submit: 1. Cover letter; 2. Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information; 3. The contact information for three professional references; and 4. College transcripts and/or certification of successful completion of the ParaPro exam. Submit the above required information to: email@example.com Please note: this address is for application materials only. E-mail is our preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by mail, please send the required items to: Human Resources (Job Vacancy #20-101) Hopkinton Public Schools 89 Hayden Rowe Hopkinton, MA 01748 Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
$18.05 to $20.87 Per Hour
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Hopkinton Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. The Hopkinton Public School district is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered qualified for the position of Special Education Teaching Assistant candidates must have: 1. Associate's Degree, or successful completion of the ParaPro exam; 2. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults; 3. Experience with and willingness to provide direct assistance to students to manage personal care to improve daily life skills, if necessary; 4. Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education in a related field, while not required, considered a plus; 5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate.
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