Charles J Prescott Elementary School

Norwood Public Schools

Norwood, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3943943
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 24, 2022
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Job Description

• Provides instructional, vocational and developmental assistance to mentally, physically, emotionally disabled and other special
needs students, as prescribed by the supervising teacher.
• Assists students with gross motor activities, such as grasping, holding objects, posture, crawling, walking and running, as
appropriate to individual development.
• Assists students with fine motor activities, such as playing with toys, cutting materials and coloring, as appropriate to individual
• Assists students with daily living skills, such as dressing, eating, lavatory needs, grooming and personal hygiene, as appropriate to
individual development.
• For any student requiring specialized assistance eating, the Para Professional must be able to feed students as directed by
doctor's orders.
• Applies effective principles and procedures of crisis intervention to students with aggressive behavior or other social difficulties;
provides physical restraint as necessary, such as in violent circumstances.
• Reinforces rules of the school and learning environment; acknowledges and encourages appropriate behavior and distinguishes
inappropriate behavior for the students' understanding.
• Assists in the preparation of lesson plans, behavior modification plans, and teacher's pre-planning sessions; provides input and
assistance in the development of learning activities; prepares or assists in the preparation of instructional and vocational materials.
• Maintains accurate and complete records or student activities and behavior that may require the use of a computer terminal to
student information and data; completes applicable forms, schedules, and instructional reports, as directed.
• Assists teachers in the supervision of learning activities, circulating within the classroom and providing assistance and learning
support to students.
• May be assigned monitoring duties outside of classroom.
• Additional duties as necessary.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    At the Norwood Public Schools, we believe every student deserves to learn from educators who reflect their backgrounds and life experiences, and we want our staff to reflect the wide range of student identities we serve. To this end, Norwood Public Schools is committed to increasing the diversity of our teachers and leaders. We believe that by building a more representative workforce, all students will have better outcomes and be more prepared for an increasingly diverse world. We welcome and encourage the following applicants: candidates of color, individuals with diverse life experiences and non-traditional backgrounds, anti-racist educators and those who prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about us...

    Location Description


    The Prescott School Community is dedicated to creating and nurturing a school environment that supports a community of learners and a love of life-long learning.

    Providing instruction and programs that result in academic excellence for all children is a primary goal of the Prescott School.

    The programs are designed to meet the individual needs of children and to enable them to develop to their full potential in an environment that is safe and secure.

    Our curriculum will encourage students to act as responsible citizens, to respect the rights and beliefs of others, to understand and appreciate cultural diversity and to resolve conflicts peacefully.

    High priorities of the Prescott School are to educate students to think critically and creatively, to read with understanding, to develop mathematical and problem solving skills, to communicate their thoughts clearly both orally and in writing and to apply computer technology to learning. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Norwood Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • High School Diploma or its equivalent and at least one of the following:
      • Associates Degree ( or higher)
      • Complete two (2) years or forty-eight (48) credit hours or study at an institution or higher learning
      • Take, and pass, a formal assessment measuring one's knowledge or, and ability to assist, classroom teachers in reading, writing and

      Pleases submit resume, 3 letters of recommendation, vison statement, letter of interest, and transcripts
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Bryan Riley , Principal
    • 66 Richland Rd
    • Norwood, Massachusetts 02062
    • Phone: (781) 762-6497
    • Fax: 781.255.7028
    • Email: click here

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