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Paraprofessional (Immediate Start)

Company: MLK Charter School Of Excellence
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through high expectations, a structured academic environment, and positive character development, Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence ensures that every student in kindergarten through grade 5 is equipped to think critically, communicate clearly, and are empowered with a strong ethical foundation to be set on the path for success in college, career, and life. The school incorporates Dr. King's commitment to the highest standards in scholarship, civic participation, and the ideal of the beloved community. Paraprofessionals will assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of the children at MLKCSE. Paraprofessionals will work with school staff to create an educational environment in which quality and continuity are key factors in educating the students of MLKCSE Reports to the Director of Special Education and Students Services Job description: Supports instruction by working with individual students or small groups of students in classroom setting to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher Provides assistance with classroom activities Manages individual and classroom behavior, using research-based best approaches Helps supervise students on field trip activities Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes Helps students master equipment and/or instructional materials assigned by the teacher Assists in the implementation of behavioral modification programs as directed and supervised by the teacher. May keep logs and data (daily and weekly) Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips. Assists students with mobility and personal care Assists with wash-ups and toilet routines, diapering and tooth brushing Assists students with breakfast, lunch, snack and cleanup routines Performs other related duties as requested by Principal Qualifications: GED or Associate's Degree or higher or completing at least two years, or 48 credit hours of study at an institution of higher education; OR taking and passing a formal assessment measuring one's knowledge of and ability to assist classroom teachers in reading, writing, and mathematics. (Parapro Assessment and workKeys) Training or experience working with Special Needs Students preferred Experience working in an urban setting preferred Experience working with diverse student populations preferred Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills Our community and students are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at MLKCSE. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.

Keywords: MLK Charter School Of Excellence, Springfield , Paraprofessional (Immediate Start), Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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