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Holyoke Public Schools Paraprofessional - Intensive Interventio in Holyoke, Massachusetts

JOB GOAL: To assist in development and continuous improvement of a high-functioning, school-based, intensive (Tier 3) intervention providing clinical and behavioral supports and skill development to young children (grades K-4) struggling with complex, often trauma-induced, behavioral health challenges. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students. Works with the Tier 3 Clinical Coordinator as well as school leaders, counselors, teachers, and external support organizations to develop and continuously improve a set of services dedicated to supporting students struggling with complex behavioral health challenges. For each student participating in the Tier 3 intervention, supports effective implementation of a comprehensive plan integrating clinical, care coordination, family, and classroom supports. Collaborates with the Clinical Coordinator to maintain an environment in the space(s) dedicated to the Tier 3 intervention that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students. Assists in provision of 1:1 and/or small-group clinical intervention to participating students on a flexible, as-needed basis. Works closely with participating students? teacher(s), as assigned, to support integration of strategies successful for that student into the regular classroom setting. Assists in monitoring progress of students who have transitioned out of the Tier 3 intervention. Assists in ensuring that all required data is gathered and entered into data management systems according to service model procedures. Participates in professional development activities and works to integrate learning from those activities into their practice in order to continuously improve the Tier 3 intervention. Attends staff meetings and serves on staff and/or school committees as appropriate. Pro-actively communicates with teacher colleagues and school administrators regarding the academic program, requirements, progress, and status of each identified student. Engages in consistent two-way communication with the families of identified students to keep them apprised of student progress and gather feedback and information to support student learning and well-being. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students. Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives, including leading small-group and 1:1 tutoring sessions with identified students. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required. Counsels with colleagues, students, and or parents on a regular basis. Monitors progress of identified students who have transitioned from the services. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom. Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and or volunteer(s). Attends staff meetings and serves on staff and or school committees. Participate in staff development programs. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Meets basic educational and related requirements for employment as a Holyoke Public Schools paraprofessional. Demonstrated interest in, and successful experience, supporting students struggling with complex behavioral health challenges in achieving success in the regular classroom environment Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with professional staff to successfully implement a complex intervention Evidence of the flexibility, emotional maturity and stability necessary for the work involved Bilingual/bicultural

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