For a limited time for full-time Paraeducator positions, The
Maryland School for the Blind is offering a sign on bonus of up to
$750! Apply now for your chance to work in a great location with
wonderful students with this added bonus!
SUMMARY: With supervision, assists the classroom
teacher in the implementation of individualized educational programs (IEP).
- Assists teacher with the development and implementation of
classroom instruction including curricular programs, data collection
and the creation of instructional materials.
- Assists teacher in developing, implementing, and monitoring IEPs.
- Assists students in performance of activities of daily living,
such as personal hygiene tasks, toileting and time management.
- Supervises student activities, including getting into the pool
- Assists students with travel skills and concept development.
- Programs and uses augmentative communication devices.
- Uses and assists students with use of computers and iPads.
- Provides vocational job coaching.
- Uses Braille as needed.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
- 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 will follow a
10 or 11 month school schedule.
Pay: $14.00 per hour. Full time positions include
benefits and paid time off.
Knowledge, skills and general abilities:
Requires a minimum of an Associate Degree, 48 college
credits, or a ParaPro Assessment. Bachelors Degree
preferred. Basic knowledge of special education classroom principles
and practices, and their application to the instruction of students
with multiple disabilities and visual impairments including
- Experience instructing students with severe and profound
disabilities, or students with emotional disorders and use of
behavior management strongly preferred.
- Basic knowledge child development and visual impairment and
related materials, i.e. large print and Braille preferred.
- One year of experience in a youth leadership role preferred.
- Basic knowledge of orthopedically disabled children including
handling, lifting, positioning, and feeding techniques, and use of
related equipment preferred.
- Comprehensive knowledge of computers, Microsoft office, and Google Suite.
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:
- Gastrostomy tube (G-tube)/Medication Management Certification
- Sign Language
- Lifting, Transfers & Positioning/Mechanical Lift
- Computer Skills
- Driving Certification to transport students
- First Aid/CPR Certification
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training