Paraprofessional

  • Posted Date: Jun 4, 2020 Deadline: Oct 31, 2020
  • 56-10 214th Street, Bayside, New York United States

Job Details

School Name: P.S. 390Q

District: 26

School Site: 56-10 214th Street Bayside, New York 11364

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: PS390Q@gmail.com

POSITIONS

Paraprofessional

DESCRIPTION

School Vision

Our vision is to create a shared community that instills passion for learning and develops kindhearted, 21st century transformational CIVIC leaders in a safe, encouraging and collaborative environment. Our students will be prepared to successfully engage in the evolving technological, global community in which we live.

School Mission

P.S. 390Q will create an environment that celebrates diversity, fosters intellectual safety, encourages curiosity and promotes well-being for all children. Students will collaborate, explore, inquire, and innovate. By engaging in authentic real-world learning experiences, students will be empowered to embrace their CIVIC responsibility, engage their voice and contribute to the greater community. Through student centered teaching and learning, students will think critically about the world around them, engage in debate, and become problem solvers who promote positive change.

A five-day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the school’s culture and instructional program. 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 such as inquiry work, intervisitations, staff common planning, and collaborative conversation
  • School, district, and city community evening and/or weekend events

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 the 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 through STEAM and Civic Engagement learning tasks
  • 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 and various teams to implement an integrated curriculum
  • 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
  • Fulfill Reading Rescue duties

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Willingness to carry out the above duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to assist teachers in implementing lessons according to PS 390’s vision
  • Ability to work with classroom teachers to implement collaborative learning activities
  • Strong student management skills
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate orally, in writing and through digital platforms with colleagues, students and families
  • 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 perform Reading Rescue duties
  • 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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