Educational Paraprofessional Position - Wethersfield Public Schools
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraeducator
Job Location: District-wide openings
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Wethersfield Public Schools
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Telephone: 860-571-8112
Job Description:
Wethersfield Public Schools
Wethersfield, CT

Position:                     Paraeducator 
Location:                    District opening – could be placed at any of 8 school locations
Reports To:                Director/Supervisor for Special Services & Building Principal
Start Date:                 Immediate
Compensation:          $18.48 – $22.59 per hour worked
Work Year:                 10-month position, 25-29 hours per week (late August to mid-June)
Daily Hours:               Monday – Friday (start and end times may vary based on building                                                 assignment; includes 30 minute unpaid lunch)
Application Date:      Posting will remain open until filled

Benefits:  As a paraeducator working less than 30 hours per week, you will be eligible for various benefits including sick time, personal days, and retirement benefits.  Please note there are no health care, life insurance, or disability benefits associated with this position for work assignments less than 30 hours/week.  

Candidates must be aware the district reserves the right to move paraeducators between assignments/schools during the school year at its discretion in order to efficiently support and service our students.    
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate willingness to work with all students with various levels of functioning and disabilities including but not limited to: learning disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, ADHD, speech/language impairments, multiple disabilities, etc., across all grade levels;
  • Ability to be trained in and implement Crisis Prevention and Intervention strategies, including de-escalation strategies and physical restraints;
  • Utilize various forms of technology, including assistive technology, to support students learning and communication needs.
  • Hold Associates Degree, have completed a minimum of 60 college credit hours, or have successfully completed the ParaPro Assessment;
  • Ability to work under the direction of classroom teacher and specialists;
  • Experience working with students with special needs; highly preferred individuals who have specific training and/or experience with students with significant cognitive, social/emotional and learning needs;
  • 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;
  • Ability to assist teacher in handling interruptions/emergencies, move swiftly, and hold training (or show ability to be trained) to perform physical restraint in case of emergency;
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds;
  • Must demonstrate ability to sit up to thirty (30) minutes on the floor or in a child-sized chair; additional requirements may include carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing/balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling and crouching (note: generally, the job requires 40% sitting, 30% standing, 30% walking).
 ** Full job posting available on District website **
Interested candidates must apply online at

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