Educational Paraprofessional - Wethersfield Public Schools
Position: Educational Paraprofessional
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Paraprofessional
Job Location: Wethersfield Transition Academy
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Wethersfield Public Schools
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Telephone: 860-571-8112
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY
Wethersfield Public Schools
Wethersfield, CT
Special Education Paraprofessional
Date Posted: February 2019

The Wethersfield Public Schools partner with the community and families in fostering our students’ ongoing education in a safe and engaging learning environment.  Our schools are demographically diverse and are characterized by respectful behavior, trusting relationships, caring educators/administrators/staff and continuous learning.
 
The Wethersfield Transition Academy has an immediate opening for a 29 hour per week Special Education Paraprofessional.  The chosen candidate will be responsible for providing support to one or more students (ages 18-21) throughout the school day.  The paraprofessional will be responsible for assisting students in the classroom, community, and various work sites. Applicants should be comfortable with facilitating student growth in the areas of social/behavioral skills, communication, daily living skills (including cooking, cleaning, and hygiene) vocational training, functional math/literacy skills, and utilizing public transportation, without direct supervision.
 
Position:                    Special Education Paraprofessional
School:                      Wethersfield Transition Academy
Reports To:                Site Supervisor
Start Date:                  ASAP
Compensation:          $16.53 - $20.21 per hour worked
Application Date:      posting will remain open until filled
Schedule:                    Monday- 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday- 8:30 am- 2:15 pm
Benefits:                     Eligible for various benefits including sick time, personal days, and retirement benefits. Please                                             note there are no health care benefits associated with this position.

Candidates must be aware the district reserves the right to move paraprofessionals between assignments/schools during the school year at its discretion in order to efficiently support and service our students

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a high level of fairness, respect and equity with students, families and staff;
  • Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with  students, families and staff;
  • Be able to work independently with small groups of students in various environments;
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with co-workers;
  • Collect and record student data adhering to the supervising teachers’ directions and requirements;
  • Act as a liaison between teachers and job sites;
  • Accept work direction willingly, shift work assignments and accept changes and new job assignments as needed;
  • Consult daily with special education teacher regarding daily responsibilities;
  • Remain flexible to work in the community.
Qualifications:
  • Must hold Associates Degree or have successfully completed ParaPro Assessment;
  • Ability to work under the direction of classroom teacher and specialists;
  • Experience working with students with special needs;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with administration, regular education teachers, support staff and parents;
  • Ability to work with a special needs student in a classroom and/or one on one environment.  Must have capability to follow teacher and related staff instructions in regard to work modifications and behavior plans;
  • Ability to review developmental and remedial materials in a clear and efficient manner.
All applicants must apply on-line at http://www.generalasp.com/wethersfield/onlineapp/default.aspx
 

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

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