N220-2122: Paraeducator - Special Education & Adult Support (Districtwide), 2021-2022 SY Talent Pool

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POSITION: Paraeducator - Special Education & Adult Support, Districtwide - 2021-2022 SY Talent Pool

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) is a diverse community of educators and 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut.  We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gap, and preparing students for college and life. 
HPS recruits and selects diverse educators, who are committed to developing students’ individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond.  Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!
REPORTS TO: Principal
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Provide various forms of instructional assistance and support to the teachers.  The paraeducator will work with children with special education needs. 

  • Assist students, under the direction of the teacher or therapist, with assignments or learning/therapeutic activities
  • Plan the execution of follow-up activities to reinforce initial instruction provided by the teacher
  • Work with children individually and in small groups to reinforce basic skills and to check their use of instructional materials
  • Assist in the development and construction of materials to be used in reinforcement activities
  • Share in the maintenance of the classroom
  • Help describe the instructional program to the community and encourage parent involvement
  • Attend all meetings as requested
  • Serve as translator when necessary
  • Assist the teacher in escorting the children
  • Assist in all behavior modification systems in the school
  • Supervise time-out according to established procedures
  • Assist in the supervision and maintaining control of student conduct throughout the building, including returning students to school who have run from the building
  • Assist in producing, collecting, inventorying, and storing instructional materials
  • Assist in maintaining school attendance records
  • Procure, set up, operate and return instructional equipment
  • Organize and supervise student work areas
  • Assist in preparing bulletin boards and exhibits
  • Correct objective tests and assignments
  • Assist with field trips
  • Provided one to one assistance as outlined in the student’s IEP
  • Maintain appropriate time-out records
  • Maintain order in the classroom in the teacher’s absence; notify the school administrator in such cases where behavior and/or other problems arise beyond paraeducator’ s control
  • Greet visitors in a courteous and professional manner
  • Assist staff with student home visits
  • Assist in physically restraining students according to established procedures if authorized and trained to do so, and if the situation requires
  • Assist in the toileting process for students as necessary
  • Assist in the feeding of students as directed and supervised by the teacher and nurse
  • Attend PPT meetings as required
  • Participate in all in-service training/staff meetings offered by the department
  • Lift students when necessary
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of students from the bus
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Associates Degree
  • Previous experience working with groups of children
  • Patience and understanding of children with special needs
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills desirable
SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Ten-month work year; Salary Grid in accordance with HFP Contract
UNION AFFILIATION: Hartford Federation of Paraeducators (HFP)

Application Procedure
Applicants must complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which includes the Educator’s Professional Inventory (EPI) assessment.  Candidates must upload requested documents, including cover letter, transcripts (unofficial accepted), current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years.
An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D
Note: This posting does not necessarily reflect vacancies in the respective subject area and is solely intended to generate a talent pool for current and future certified teaching opportunities.  The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the position.  The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract.  In all cases, these relationships, functions, and their applications are subject to change by the superintendent of schools.
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 Position subject to available funding.

Hartford Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, M/F/V/D. 


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