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Special Education Paraprofessional (Immediate Start - SY 21-22)

Uncommon Schools, Boston MA, US

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Duration: Full-Time


The Paraprofessional plays a central role in building an academic and cultural environment which supports our goal to prepare every Roxbury Prep student for success in college. In this role, the Paraprofessional works with teachers and the special education team to ensure that students with individual education plans receive the specialized attention that they need. The Paraprofessional works both collaboratively and individually to promote a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and fun school culture.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to)

  • Work with students one-on-one or small groups under the supervision of a certified teacher
  • Ensure that all students work at their fullest potential
  • Observe and document student progress in support of their individual education plan
  • Assist with preparation, completion and submission of student-related paperwork
  • Implement the Roxbury Prep Academy curriculum, systems and philosophy daily
  • Attend school daily, with the exceptions of school-related holidays and vacations (as noted in the annual school calendar)
  • Participate in coaching and professional development to improve instructional practice, especially as it relates to discipline, student relationships and school culture

  • History of personal achievement
  • Upbeat, positive, outgoing, and personable
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Must enjoy contact with children and parents
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities preferred
  • Strong desire to become a teacher
  • Belief in the Roxbury Prep mission and educational model
  • Spanish or Portuguese language skills a plus but not required
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred but not required

Uncommon Schools offers wages commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

About Uncommon Schools

Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college At Uncommon Schools, our classrooms are named after colleges because that’s where our students are headed. We are a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our 53 college-prep schools consistently rank among the highest-performing in their home states for three reasons:

We know all students have what it takes to go to college. We are fiercely committed to cultivating the intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communities. We create and constantly fine-tune our systems to help teachers teach and students learn. We know that without great teachers and leaders, nothing else matters. We also know there’s no limit to learning. That’s why people development is at our core.

Want to learn more about Uncommon Schools? Visit Uncommon Schools's website.