Job Title: Paraprofessional


Reports to: Principal/Headmaster


General Description and Goals: 

Paraprofessionals will assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of the children in the Boston Public Schools. Paraprofessionals will work with school staff to create an educational environment in which quality and continuity are key factors in educating the students of the Boston Public Schools.




  1. Supports direct instruction to children individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings
  2. Provides assistance with classroom activities.
  3. Prepares instructional materials.
  4. Assists in classroom set up and clean up.
  5. Manages individual and classroom behavior, using prescribed approaches.
  6. Supervises students on field trip activities.
  7. Performs other related duties as requested by Headmaster/Principal.





  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Forty-eight (48) Credit Hours of College Coursework or an Associate's Degree, or a passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment ( ) or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants ( ).
  3. Minimum of two years experience working with young children



  1. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree
  2. Certification as a teacher or license as a social worker



BTU, Paraprofessional hourly rate


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