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Special Education Paraprofessional (SY 22-23)

Company: Veritas Prep Charter School
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

What You---ll Do As a Special Education Paraprofessional at Veritas Prep, you---ll provide support in the substantially separate special education classroom. You'll work with individual and small groups of students with special education needs, supporting their academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success and reinforcing learning of content and skills introduced by the classroom teacher. You will also: Provide student support during arrival, instruction, transitions, lunch, and dismissal. Help students master equipment and/or instructional materials assigned by the teacher. Assist in the implementation of behavior management supports as directed and supervised by the teacher. Requirements What You---ll Need (Qualifications) An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things A passion for continuous growth as an educator Associate---s degree (preferred) Training or experience working with students with special needs (preferred) Experience working in an urban setting (preferred) Experience working with diverse student populations (preferred) Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills Bilingual applicants (Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply Current authorization to work in the United States --- a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment Wondering if you should apply? Are you passionate about giving every child access to an education that will prepare them for wherever life takes them? Have you been thinking about a career change? Do you have experience working with children? Are you a life-long learner who thrives on feedback? If you answered yes, you should apply Think you don---t quite meet all the qualifications listed above? Apply anyway We are looking for a truly diverse team of educators, and research shows that historically marginalized groups are less likely to apply if they don---t meet every requirement. We want to recruit and support a diverse staff, to understand the history of inequity in education, and to ensure students see teachers, staff, and leaders who look like them working in their schools. Still not sure? Set up a call with a recruiter by emailing recruitmentvpcs.org. Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination. Benefits About Veritas Prep Veritas Prep Charter School (VPCS) was founded in Springfield in 2012 with the mission to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. VPCS now serves more than 370 Springfield students and is one of Massachusetts--- top-performing middle schools. Launching in August of 2022, Veritas Prep High School will open its doors to 100 Springfield students in Grade 9, adding roughly 100 students and one grade level per year. We are committed to fostering graduates who are College, Career and Future Ready; Woke Citizens; Innovators; Learners for Life and the Leaders of Tomorrow. To prepare them most efficiently and effectively for their futures, VPHS will offer a Wall-to-Wall (serving all students) Early College and career readiness program that puts all students on a pathway to high-impact careers through strategic college credits, work-place credentials and when possible, an Associates degree. Veritas Prep schools provide a college prep curriculum in a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment that allows students to thrive both academically and socially. Our educators believe in expecting the best from every student and in the power of building strong relationships with students and families, creating a community that supports the achievement of all. To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Springfield, check out this video and visit veritasprepma.org.

Keywords: Veritas Prep Charter School, Springfield , Special Education Paraprofessional (SY 22-23), Education / Teaching , Springfield, Massachusetts

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