Educational Paraprofessional Position - Orange Public Schools
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: SPED Paraprofessional
Job Location: Orange Elementary School District
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Orange Public Schools
Orange, CT 06477
Telephone: 203-891-8020 EXT 1203
Job Description:
Job Posting: Special Education Paraprofessional 

Location: Orange Elementary School District, Orange, CT 06477

  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Oral and/or written references from colleagues and/or supervisors testifying to the candidate’s qualifications
  • A passing grade on the Para-Pro Exam or Associate's Degree 
It is essential that instructional paraprofessionals have demonstrated experiences:
  • working with children (preferably in an educational setting)
  • following lesson plans and instructional objectives
  • connecting with students
  • facilitating learning
  • collaborating with colleagues (preferably in an educational setting)
  • adhering to student privacy and confidentiality policies
  • learning new techniques
  • with flexibility
Responsibilities :
Under the direction and supervision of the classroom and/or special education teacher, a paraprofessional will:
  • Provide instructional assistance under the direction of the classroom or resource room teacher, in one-to-one or small group settings
  • Learn and implement behavioral support plans
  • Work with students who may be aggressive or disruptive in class
  • Provide behavioral support which may include physical management (training provided annually)
  • Support students’ social integration
  • Implementing Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI), as planned by Special Education Teacher/Team
  • Collect and chart data as instructed by an educational team
  • Support/monitor/assist student(s) during recess/lunch, if necessary
  • Support/monitor/assist student(s) during sensory break(s) or other break/reinforcement periods
  • Communicate student needs and progress with classroom and resource teacher
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in regard to all aspects of the student program, progress, etc.
  • Provide instructional and/or behavioral support for students in the general education setting
  • Ride the van/bus to monitor special education safety needs, if necessary
  • Assist students with self-care needs, e.g., potty training, tooth-brushing, if needed
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned
  • engage in duties such as, but not limited to, lunch, recess, arrival, and dismissal duties
Term/Duration: This position is available immediately. Workdays follow the Orange Public Schools Student Calendar, therefore work is available on school days and days per contract agreement for 6.5 hours a day.
Salary: Follows Union Contract
Application Process: To complete an online application. Go to
  1. Select “Departments” 
  2. Select “Employment”
  3. Please upload a cover letter, a resume, and reference letters with your online application.
  4. Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed.

Equal Employment Opportunities:
It is the Board of Education’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and that qualified applicants for employment will be recruited, hired, and assigned on the basis of merit, without regard to race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. The employment policies and practices of the Board are to ensure that all qualified employees are treated equally with no discrimination in employment, compensation, opportunities for advancement (including promotions and transfers), training, and discipline based on race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability or veteran status or any other protected basis.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.