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Springfield Public Schools Paraprofessionals in Springfield, Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD *Position contingent upon availability of funding/ programming For anticipated vacancies due to return to in-person/hybrid instruction Paraprofessionals assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of all children in the Springfield Public Schools. Paraprofessionals will work with school staff to create an educational environment that meets the needs of all students by providing instructional assistance, classroom support, and implementing effective classroom strategies. Paraprofessionals in the Springfield 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. Responsibilities: 1. Supports direct instruction to children individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings 2. Provides assistance with classroom activities. 3. Prepares instructional materials. 4. Manages individual and classroom behavior 5. Supervises students on field trip activities. 6. Performs other support services and related duties as requested by Building Principal. Examples of support services and educational settings served by paraprofessionals may include: life skills, developmental classrooms, social, emotional, & behavioral support (SEBS), LINKS (Autism) program, visual or mobility orientation, language learning delays and medical care. Please note: Additional duties may need to be performed as part of the job requirement in favor of student success. Be sure to review the Collective Bargaining Agreement to ensure that you clearly understand the conditions of your employment as a paraprofessional. QUALIFICATIONS: Required Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED, and Associate of Arts or Science Degree or higher, or 60 undergraduate college credits, or Meeting or exceeding the State mandated score on the Paraprofessional Assessment or Work Keys Assessment Preferred Qualifications: BA Degree with Educator Licensure Experience working with special education students in education settings **A passing score on the Work Keys Exams in the following areas: Reading: 5 Math: 4 Writing: 3 Nondiscrimination Statement The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. For more information please contact Matt Grimes grimesm@springfieldpublicschools.com

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