ESY - One-to-One Paraprofessional - Boston, United States - Boston Public Schools

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    ESY - One-to-One Paraprofessional (Summer 2024)


    Note: Please check your BPS email and phone messages because BPS will reach out to you with questions and/or a job offer via TalentEd. Calling or emailing the Office of Special Education to inquire about paraprofessional positions will not increase the likelihood of getting hired. However, if you have any questions, you may email .

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Extended School Year (ESY) offers specialized services to students with disabilities. The decision to provide ESY is made by the IEP Team, who assesses the necessity to minimize substantial regression and reduce substantial recoupment, ensuring effective progress for the students. The IEP Team also evaluates the level of needs and recommends specific IEP services during ESY based on individual student requirements. The determination of ESY services is made according to the IEP Team's identification, focusing on the students' individual needs and aligning with the delivery of targeted ESY goals and objectives.

    REPORTS TO: Position reports to the Director of Extended School Year and Expanded Learning in the Office of Special Education.

    For questions about this position, please email .

    Position works closely under the supervision of the classroom Teacher.


    The instructional hours for students are 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks from July 8 to August 9, 2023.

    The Paraprofessional is expected to:

  • Work a 6-hour day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks.
  • 1 hour paid per day of prep time outside of instructional hours. Will need to provide a detailed work plan.

  • Work all 25 days of the program.
  • Provide direct service to individual students.
  • Assist teacher or student directly with various needs including: Instruction, note taking, language systems (ASL, SEE 2, Picture Exchange System, communication boards, etc.), Braille, Applied Behavioral Analysis, behavior management, redirection, and de-escalation.
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher.
  • Support direct, small, and whole group instruction to students with disabilities.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the ESY Special Education Teacher or Director of Operations.
  • Foster open communication between parents and staff.
  • TERMS:

  • Hourly rate determined by candidate experience level, educational credits, and role, ranging from $29.68/hour to $40.86/hour.
  • Paraprofessionals are to be paid the rate of the position they are hired into for the summer program. NOTE: Paraprofessionals who hold a different role during the school year will not be paid at their school year rate. (For example, this means a school-year classroom or Community Field Coordinator paraprofessional who takes a 1:1 paraprofessional role will get the 1:1 paraprofessional rate per BTU contract, at the appropriate credits and steps.)
  • Anticipated total of 150 paid hours.
  • Maximum possible earnings range from $4,452 to $6,129 depending on the hourly rate.
  • Payroll will be processed on a biweekly basis after receipt of completed timesheets in accordance with the BPS summer payroll schedule.
  • All employees must read and agree to the .
  • Job offers are conditional and based on sufficient enrollment/attendance

  • The One-to-One Paraprofessional currently working with the student has the right to the position before anyone else is interviewed.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Forty-eight (48) Credit Hours of College Coursework or an Associate's Degree, or a passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment () or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants ).
  • Current Safety-care certification.
  • Minimum of two years experience working with children.
  • Experience and ability working with special education teachers.
  • Experience and ability working with students with disabilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability working with parents/guardians, administrators, teachers, and students.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in assisting with team instruction.
  • Able to be flexible to accommodate the needs of the student and or parent/guardians.
  • May be required to be a specific gender because of the nature of the work (toileting) or because of the individual history of the student. This requirement protects both the student and the One-to-one Paraprofessional.
  • Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

  • Current one-to-one paraprofessional at a BPS school attended by students in this program.
  • Trained in ABA.
  • BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.

    The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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