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Para Educator

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: North Hampton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Mount Prospect Academy

Squamscott River Academy

Job Description: Para Educator Team Member (Paraprofessional)

Reports To: Dean of Students and Academic Director

Pay Rate up to $18.00hr

Location: North Hampton, NH

Join our dedicated team as a Paraprofessional, where you will play a pivotal role in supporting the educational development and enrichment of our students. In this rewarding position, you will collaborate with teachers to create a supportive and dynamic learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of our student body. Your commitment to fostering students' academic and social growth will be instrumental in their success. If you are passionate about education and eager to make a difference, we encourage you to apply for this vital role within our school community.

Company Background

Squamscott River Academy (SRA), is a New Hampshire Department of Education certified private school, created and supported by the Mount Prospect Academy family of programs. The newest of MPA's programs, SRA provides trauma informed methods and practices for girls in a small therapeutic school setting.


MPA'S mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.

Summary and Responsibilities:

  • The Para Educator will work closely with the Education Team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while participating in the education program.
  • The Para Educator functions as part of the academic and treatment team and is responsible for assisting the educators and providing supervision of students while in school.
  • The Para Educator will provide supported instruction and assessment to students as outlined/assigned by the teacher in support of the assigned academic coursework or Individual Education Plan (IEP) needs.
  • Provide supportive supervision and participation to class activities including physical education, art, etc.
  • Assist with "wake-up" duties to the assigned residential program if needed.
  • Assist with behavioral interventions within the classroom as needed modeling and using ARC principles
  • Assist with substitute lessons as assigned by the teacher and/or Dean of Students as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation that may be assigned by the supervisor such as attendance, incident reports, data entry, daily academic report etc.
  • Assist with monitoring and supervising transitional times, lunch, school beginning and ending activities for student accountability.
  • Assisting with community-based activities and appointments related to students needs as assigned.
  • Provide aid as requested by the Dean of Students or Academic Director in daily routines.
  • Participation in mandated and assigned professional training's offered in the program.
  • Provide transportation with school vehicle for students/teacher activities as needed
  • Participate in student meetings (such as IEP's and ITP's) as assigned by the Dean of Students or Academic Director.
  • Participate in staff meetings as required.
  • Maintain students' confidentiality at all times and report all pertinent information to supervisor.
  • Pursue appropriate channels of communication
  • Understand the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of MPA.
  • Appropriately represent Mount Prospect Academy to the community, students' parents and outside agencies.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • 21 years of age
    • Authorized to Work in the United States
    • Satisfactory background check
    • Associates Degree or Higher preferred
    • Prefer two years' experience interacting with children/youth. This may include, but is not restricted to camp counselor, coach, babysitting

      Mount Prospect Academy assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

      Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.

      Tag - Paraprofessionals, Para Educators, Teaching Assistants, 1:1 Para Educators, Education Paraprofessionals, Special Education Professionals, Paraprofessional Instructional Aides, Education Classroom Aide

Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Para Educator, Other , North Hampton, Northeast

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