Paraprofessional Vacancy Circular (19K935)

  • Posted Date: Apr 20, 2021 Deadline: Apr 20, 2022
  • 76 Dinsmore Pl., Brooklyn, New York United States

Job Details

Guidance Counselor Vacancy Circular

School Name: M.S. 935
District: 19
School Site: K667, 76 Dinsmore Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11208
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Our Mission

Our mission at M.S. 935 is to provide students with a well-rounded, rigorous, inquiry-based education that is rooted in STEM. Staff, parents and students will work collaboratively to ensure that students have the tools and skills necessary to engage in a curriculum that allows students to continue to be innovative and inquisitive, while maintaining their path to college and career readiness. We will continue to provide a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment for all students via traditional and remote learning platforms so that our students will become the problem solvers of tomorrow.

Our Vision

The students of M.S. 935 will take their classroom, remote learning and regular life experiences and apply them to solving real-world issues. Students will engage in inquiry based (STEM) activities, that will require them to think critically while still being creative. Students will be immersed in a flexible learning environment, that provides structure and positive mental stimulation to warrant growth for future excellence.

We are looking to hire teachers who understand the importance of a team and embody the following core values that we are instilling in our students:

M.S. 935 students are:

Resilient – Our students do not give up in the face of adversity. Instead they push through the obstacles in front of them and find a solution to the problem.
Inquisitive – Our students are curious and they question the status quo. They look for deeper meaning and understanding of what they see.
Innovative – Our students are not satisfied with the existing way of doing things. They look for new ways to solve current and future problems in the world.
Compassionate – Our students understand the well-being of others is important. They look to support their community and their peers.
Honorable – Our students are striving to be respected and productive citizens in society, who choose to do the right thing because it is the right thing and not for accolades or acknowledgement.

A 10-day summer planning institute will offer an essential opportunity for staff to be involved in developing the school’s culture and instructional program. Additionally, the school will offer opportunities for teachers to participate in:

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.

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
  • 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 daily lessons
  • Ability to assist teachers in implementing mathematical and scientific strategies in daily lessons
  • Ability to assist teachers in implementing study skills and organizational strategies in 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
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality and organizational 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 and 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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