Paraprofessional

  • Posted Date: Jun 5, 2020 Deadline: Oct 31, 2020
  • The Mafalda DiMango Campus for the Arts

Job Details

School Name: P.S. 939

District: 20

School Site: The Mafalda DiMango Campus for the Arts 278 59th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: hiringatps939@gmail.com

POSITIONS

Paraprofessional

DESCRIPTION

In becoming culturally and civically responsible, our students will be aware of both the needs of their own communities, and the needs of the many diverse communities that make up our society through a rich and rigorous curriculum immersed in the arts. In the process of creating an equitable learning environment, students will develop the knowledge, attitude and skills needed to understand and manage their own emotions and empathize with others’, thus cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with peers. Our mission is to prepare students of all backgrounds and abilities to be engaged global citizens through community and self-expression in the arts.

School Vision:

P.S. 939 students will be equipped with critical thinking skills, global awareness and respect for core values through a rigorous curriculum in order to prepare them for a rapidly changing world.

Because we believe that all staff members play an important role in the education of our students, the school will offer opportunities for paraprofessionals to participate in activities like:

  • After school and/or Saturday tutoring, enrichment, sports, arts, and family programs
  • In-house school committees and/or special programs.
  • Daytime professional development with teachers and collaborative conversation among all staff members

Advance notice of dates will be supplied, and those who participate will be compensated according to the terms of the UFT contract. Staff participation in these activities is voluntary, although strongly encouraged, as they are very important to the development of the school.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

UFT Paraprofessionals hired after 2004 must have a Level 1 NYSED Teaching Assistant Certificate. UFT Paraprofessionals hired before 2004 currently on DOE payroll are eligible for this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Because roles in small schools are varied and complex, serious consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume and cover letter experience and/or willingness to commit to the school’s mission and core beliefs and to become involved in these essential aspects:

  • Working within a non-traditional school schedule and organization structure that meets the needs of English Language learners and students requiring special education services
  • Working with teachers to ensure a student centered environment
  • Supporting students in the classroom
  • Contributing to student observation and documentation files
  • Collaborating with individual teachers and teacher teams to provide targeted, small group and one-on-one instructional support to students
  • Working with teachers to implement an integrated curriculum and student-centered environment
  • Collaborating with teachers to create a learning environment where students’ emotional and social needs are met through conflict resolution, peer mediation, collaborative learning, team building activities, etc.
  • Seeking professional growth experiences, and contributing to the professional growth of colleagues

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to assist teachers in implementing reading and writing strategies in student’s daily lessons
  • Ability to assist teachers in implementing study skills and organizational strategies in student’s daily lessons
  • Ability to work with classroom teachers to implement collaborative learning activities
  • Strong student management skills
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate orally and in writing with colleagues, and students,
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate and support school wide initiatives to support student engagement and learning.
  • Commitment to continuous professional growth (i.e. professional development, formal education, outside reading)
  • Experience or willingness to learn how to support the use of technology in the classroom to improve student learning
  • Ability to assist teachers in all independent, partner, group and whole class projects, work and activities
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality, organization and management skills

In addition to the cover letter, resume, and interview, applicants must present three references including, if possible, one from a current supervisor. Other references might include a colleague with whom the applicant has collaborated, and/or a professional organization or staff development representative.

WORK SCHEDULE & SALARY

As per Collective Bargaining Agreement

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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