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Paraprofessional - Special Education

Paraprofessional - Special Education
This position reports to the Director of Special Education and assists, supports, and works closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students. The Special Education Paraprofessional works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff; assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities; monitors work, corrects papers, and supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff;
serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff; performs clerical and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff. alerts the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student. performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips. When requested, serves as a resource person to the Student Support and/or IEP Team(s); Demonstrated ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community; participates in in-service training programs as approved; maintains safe working environment and encourages colleagues to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties; performs other such duties/assignments as directed by the Principal or Department Chairperson; assists as directed by certified staff in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an integrated setting, as determined by the IEP Team.

1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Interest in children and education.
3. Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment.
4. Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved.
Start Date
Contact Amanda Castro
Phone: 508.991.4105
Fax: 508.991.4110
190 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02746