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Holyoke Public Schools Paraprofessional - High School Inclusion in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Job description: Works with an individual student or a group of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced by the teacher/therapist and specialists. Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes. Help students master equipment and/or instructional materials assigned by the teacher/therapist and specialists. Assists in the implementation of behavioral modification programs as directed and supervised by the teacher. Keep behavioral 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 lunch, snack, and cleanup routines. Dress for physical education activities so you can assist students. (Holyoke High School only) Meets the buses and assists students in breakfast and lunch routines. Assists with wash-ups and toilet routines, diapering, and tooth brushing. Ability to collaborate to ensure support for students in the classroom. Other duties as assigned by Superintendent and/or Principal Qualifications: 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 is preferred. Experience working in an urban setting is preferred. Experience working with diverse student populations preferred. Ability to read, interpret, and apply student performance data to instructional planning and execution. Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills. Bilingual applicants (Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply. Primary Location HHS NORTH Salary Range FULL TIME (10 MONTH) Shift Type Full-Time Name Lori McKenna Title Principal Phone Email lmckenna@hps.holyoke.ma.us

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