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Springfield Public Schools Instructional Paraprofessional in Springfield, Massachusetts

SY23-24 Springfield Realization Academy Instructional Paraprofessional (Immediate Opening) Job Description: Grade Level: 6-8 Location: Springfield Realization Academy at Forest Park Springfield Realization Academy (SRA) is a 6th-8th grade school within the Springfield Public School District in Massachusetts. We are a dual-language school that offers a technology enhanced college preparation curriculum that embeds 21st century learning skills. We are seeking a dedicated and competent educator for the position of Instructional Paraprofessional. We currently have students in 6th and 7th grades and will accept another grade of students in the fall, when we will have our full complement of students in 6-8 grade. We are building a founding team of passionate, adaptive, and detail-oriented educators who are committed to equity in educational opportunities for children of underserved communities, and whose educational philosophy aligns with our mission: Springfield Realization Academy (SRA) provides a technology enhanced, college preparatory curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of students in grades 6-8. Through effective instruction, including an emphasis on bilingual education, purposeful use of data, and in partnership with our families, we ensure our students develop the 21st century learning skills to be successful in high school, college and beyond. Job Summary As a learning community, one of our foundational core beliefs is that student engagement with rigorous instruction and grade level content ensures their academic success. In advancing that belief, we underscore the importance of our teachers and the need for them to be as effective as possible in meeting the needs of their charges. The importance of this core belief is especially relevant for our exceptional scholars, scholars learning English, and scholars who are substantially academically behind. The Instructional Paraprofessional will assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of all our scholars. Paraprofessionals will work with school sta? to create an educational environment that meets the needs of all students by providing instructional assistance, classroom support, and implementing e?ective classroom strategies. Paraprofessionals in the Springfeld Public Schools have a substantial benefit package including competitive wages, paid sick leave, paid holidays, earning incentive days, and Professional Development opportunities including a robust Para to Teacher Pipeline program. Key Responsibilities Supports direct instruction to children individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings. Provides assistance with classroom activities. Prepares instructional materials. Manages individual and classroom behavior. Supervises students on field trip activities. Performs other support services and related duties as requested by Building Principal. Key Competencies & Qualifications Unwavering high expectations for all scholars and a belief that all children deserve access to a college education and can all thrive academically given the appropriate supports. Positivity and enthusiasm for the potential of every scholar. Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, calculators, pencils, scissors, equipment for children with special needs, etc. Ability to ready a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc. Strong communication, organization, and on-the-fly problem solving skills. Capacity and passion to grow every day based on data and feedback from school leaders and peers. Job Contact Information Name Hayden Lyons Title Principals Email For a complete job description and how to apply visit: