Paraprofessional/Instructional Aide

Job | Posted 7 years ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support



The NBFA Paraprofessional/IA must be committed to and advocate for NBFA’s mission to provide its students a rigorous education that ensures academic success and builds character in partnership with their families. The Paraprofessional/IA helps the classroom teacher differentiate instruction by leading small group and one-on-one instruction to reach every student. The Paraprofessional/IA must collaborate with the teacher to maintain open lines of communication with students and families.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Help teachers maintain a structured, positive classroom that encourages students to think critically
2. Work with teachers to ensure continuous student growth
3. Work with teachers to modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs
4. Work collaboratively with special education teachers and interventionists to ensure that children meet IEP goals
5. Continually use data to inform instructional decisions
6. Participate in grade level data teams and Professional Learning Communities to share best practices and help improve overall school performance
7. Provide students curriculum-based enrichment in a STRETCH Academy club
8. Lead curriculum-based academics and enrichment in Summer Boost Academy
9. Maintain cooperative and respectful working relationships with students, parents and school personnel
10. Communicate effectively and regularly, both orally and in writing, with students and parents
11. Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment school-wide
12. Satisfy professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, attending grade level meetings, performing duties
13. Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers and leaders

The Paraprofessional/IA must:

1. Be on the teacher track or have 1-3 years of experience in education, child care or related field
2. Understand that all work responsibilities are subject to performance goals and/or targets established as part of the Board’s and school’s organizational planning
3. Be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to improve practices to help students
4. Fervently believe in NBFA’s mission


The salary range is $25,000 - $35,000 plus benefits


Please submit a cover letter and resume to 

Posted By

New Beginnings Family Academy

184 Garden Street , Bridgeport, CT 06605

At the following locations

New Beginnings Family Academy

184 Garden Street , Bridgeport, CT 06605

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

State Average: 14%



State Average: 479