Special Education Paraprofessional
Company: Preschool at Wellesley Schools
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Title: Special Education Paraprofessional Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree
* Demonstrate aptitude for work to be performed
* Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.),
Sexual Offender Record Check (S.O.R.I) and fingerprints
* Passion for working with children/students with disabilities
* Basic knowledge of child growth and development
* Knowledge and at least one year of experience with
program-specific needs (ABA)
Evaluated by: Department Head or Designee Job Goal: To assist
professional staff in the delivery of core curriculum by using
unique knowledge, skills or training to support whole class
instruction, behavior management, social facilitation and/or to
deliver specialized instruction individually or to a small group of
identified students. Work Year:
In accordance with the Wellesley Teacher Association - Unit C
Salary/Benefits: In accordance with the Wellesley Teacher
Association - Unit C Performance
1. Facilitate the integration of students requiring unique,
specially designed to address increased independence in the
2. Use specific skills, knowledge and training to enhance
instructional strategies provided to the student.
3. Collaborate and consult with teachers, specialists, special
educators and building administration on the planning and
implementation of instruction.
4. Modify instructional and assessment materials to meet the needs
of individual students, as prescribed by IEPs under the direction
of special education teacher(s).
5. Data collection and monitoring of individual student progress
through prescribed systems under the direction of special education
teachers, specialists and general education teachers.
6. Implement structures and standards for behavior on an
individual, small group and whole class level.
7. Assist with the specific student supports, either as individual
or small group, with guidance from teaching staff in the
implementation of IEP goals and benchmarks and related behavior
8. Provide student support services in all environments of the
school setting under guidance of special education department head,
related service providers, academic and behavior interventionists,
and building principal (classroom, recess, lunch, bus transition,
9. Support the academic program (reteaching, reinforcing,
reviewing, assessing, scribing, note taking, data collection); and
behavioral program (data collection, cuing, providing motor breaks,
implement behavior plans).
10. Provide regular feedback to the special education team members
on the progress and challenges experienced by assigned students in
addressing their IEP goals.
11. Work in conjunction with special education team and/or
classroom teacher to support learning experiences in the classroom,
focusing first on the identified students with IEPs and then for
the broader group of students. The goal is to be actively engaged
in the learning environment, providing support for learners.
12. Assist in implementing the school wide goals for maintaining a
13. Adapt to varying needs of students with special education
14. Perform other related tasks or duties at the discretion of the
department head or designee and/or principal.
15. Participate in in-service training and meetings as well as
training programs specific to the students being served.
16. Facilitate socialization among students.
17. Foster independence in students on IEPs by assisting them in
the routines of school life.
18. As appropriate, provide coverage for special education staff
and general classroom teachers.
Essential Functions of the Job:
1. Maintain a record of regular attendance, arrive and depart at
specified contractual times, and notify appropriate personnel when
2. Physical agility and strength to perform job-related tasks
appropriate for the age and/or grade level.
3. Ability to complete district approved de-escalation and safety
4. Ensure confidentiality regarding all personal information and
educational records concerning students and their families.
5. Maintain professional boundaries with students and their
6. At times, requires good physical condition in order to support
lifting, positioning, and transitioning students as needed.
7. Adapt and acquire new skills and knowledge and use them
consistently to support student engagement with learning
activities, social interactions, and the school day.
8. Integrate into the classroom setting, working under the
direction of the classroom teacher and/or special education
department head to support student engagement.
9. Maintain flexibility in day-to-day priorities set to reflect
changing student needs.
10. Work in multiple classrooms or environments during the school
11. Able to move with student from one school environment to
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $26.00 - $32.00 per hour
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday
The preschool is a mask optional environment at this time,
following the rules set by the Wellesley Public School
* Special education: 1 year (Preferred)
* Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)
* Special Education Assistants: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
Keywords: Preschool at Wellesley Schools, Boston , Special Education Paraprofessional, Education / Teaching , Wellesley, Massachusetts
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