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Collaborative for Educational Services

97 Hawley Street
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
Website:collaborative.org

Company Description:
Educational
Salary Range:Location:
NORTHAMPTON MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeEducation/Training
Education Level:Work Experience:
Associate Degree
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
Description:
The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is looking for two dynamic, dedicated Paraprofessionals to join our summer program at HEC Academy in Northampton, MA, which serves students with social/emotional/behavioral challenges and learning disabilities. These two individuals will teach and/or support teaching on a daily basis under the guidance of special educators and content teachers, and will help support implementation of the HEC Academy's behavioral system. These are part-time, seasonal positions from July 6 - August 10, 2018. Individuals with strong math/science skills highly desired. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Department: Special Education
Title: Summer Program Paraprofessional I
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Special Education Program Coordinator
Salary: Scale

Purpose: Provide assistance to the teacher(s) in the alternative learning programs.

Essential Functions:
• Under the supervision of the classroom teacher, instruct students in academics
• Under the supervision of the classroom teacher, instruct students in recreational activities
• Under the supervision of the classroom teacher, instruct students in prevocational and life skills tasks
• Supervise students in community activities and physical education
• Follow daily schedules and lesson plans prepared by teacher and self
• Prepare, organize and maintain classroom materials
• Be aware of current IEP objectives and accommodations for each student
• Work in conjunction with specialists in carrying out suggested programs

Additional Responsibilities:
• Attend in service and curriculum activities
• Meet daily with supervising staff to review events of the day and plan for following day
• Observe, record and chart student behaviors, and implement behavior management programs as
directed by administrators and/or teachers
• Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of all program areas
• Under the guidance of the school nurse, monitor and/or follow specific protocols for students with
certain health care needs, as needed
• Assume additional responsibilities as directed by Special Education Program Coordinator or designee

Minimum Qualifications:
• An Associate's degree or completion of 48 credit hours at an Institution of Higher Education

Preferred Qualifications:
• Education or experience working with students with emotional and behavioral challenges
• Massachusetts 7-D driver’s license
• Training in nonviolent intervention techniques
• Current First Aid and CPR Certification
• Bilingual skills desirable


Physical Demands:
• Requires physical conditioning sufficient for frequent standing/walking and/or sitting
• Requires mental stamina to endure daily job stress

Working Conditions:
- Requires the ability to maintain composure and professionalism in response to emotionally-laden, challenging, and/or offensive student behaviors, which may include verbal abuse or physical
aggression.

Terms of Employment:
- Part-time seasonal position: July 6 - August 10, 2018
- 25 hours/week, Monday – Friday (8:30am – 1:30pm)
- This position is not benefits eligible

CES is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates from all cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Candidates whose backgrounds are well suited to understanding and addressing the need of the diverse student populations we serve are encouraged to apply.

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