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Contractual Paraeducators - Multiple Programs

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-803838
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: 3-6 Month Contract
  • Date Updated: January 11, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

SUMMARY:  With supervision, assists the classroom teacher in the implementation of individualized educational programs (IEP).



Essential Functions:

  1. Assists teacher with the development and implementation of classroom instruction including curricular programs, data collection and the creation of instructional materials.
  2. Assists teacher in developing, implementing, and monitoring IEPs.       
  3. Assists students in performance of activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene tasks, toileting and time management.
  4. Supervises student activities, including getting into the pool when necessary.              
  5. Assists students with travel skills and concept development.
  6. Programs and uses augmentative communication devices.
  7. Uses and assists students with use of computers and iPads.
  8. Provides vocational job coaching.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Uses Braille as needed.
  2. Performs additional duties as assigned.
  3. Assists with G-tube feeding when necessary.

Work Schedule: 37.5 or 40 daytime hours, Monday through Friday with a 1/2 hour unpaid lunch break scheduled each day; flextime within the workweek is occasionally required, and additional work hours are infrequently assigned.  These positions are expected to last up to 6 months, while the candidate pursues their ParaPro Assessment. Once that has been obtained, candidates can move into a full time position. 

Pay: $14.00 per hour. 


Experience and Skills:


Knowledge, skills and general abilities:

  1. Requires a minimum of a HS diploma or GED. Must take and pass the ParaPro Assessment within 6 months of hire, at which time the position will become full time and benefits eligible.
  2. Basic knowledge of special education classroom principles and practices, and their application to the instruction of students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments including blindness preferred.
  3. Experience instructing students with severe and profound disabilities, or students with emotional disorders and use of behavior management strongly preferred.
  4. Basic knowledge child development and visual impairment and related materials, i.e. large print and Braille preferred.
  5. One year of experience in a youth leadership role preferred.
  6. Basic knowledge of orthopedically disabled children including handling, lifting, positioning, and feeding techniques, and use of related equipment preferred.
  7. Comprehensive knowledge of computers, Microsoft office, and Google Suite.
  8. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  9. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by date of hire, with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations, in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. 

 Other applicable trainings/certifications that may be required include, but are not limited to:

  1. Gastrostomy tube (G-tube)/Medication Management Certification
  2. Braille
  3. Sign Language
  4. Lifting, Transfers & Positioning/Mechanical Lift
  5. Computer Skills
  6. Driving Certification to transport students
  7. First Aid/CPR Certification
  8. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training


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