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Classroom Paraeducator - Breakthrough Magnet School - South - N230-2324

Classroom Paraeducator - Breakthrough Magnet School - South - N230-2324

locationWethersfield, CT 06109, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Hartford Public Schools is offering a $750 signing incentive for full-time, newly hired Paraeducators for the 2023-24 school year.


POSTING DATE:November 29, 2023


POSITION:             Classroom Paraeducator

LOCATIONS:Breakthrough Magnet School - South

REPORTS TO:          Principal

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Provide various forms of instructional assistance and support to the teachers.


  • Assist students, under the direction of the teacher, with drill type assignments, the make-up of work missed due to absences, listening to oral reading, storytelling or reading to class, doing reference research assignments.
  • Supervise large group work to enable teachers to work with smaller or groups or individuals.
  • Assist in study hall, field trips and recess supervision of children.
  • Assist in producing, collecting, inventorying, and storing instructional materials.
  • Assist in accounting for money to be collected for field trips, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining school attendance records.
  • Procure, set up, operate and return instructional equipment.
  • Organize and supervise student work areas.
  • Assist in preparing bulletin boards and exhibits.
  • Correct objective tests and assignments.
  • Maintain order in the study hall and establish a quiet learning environment; notify the school administrator in such cases where behavior and/or other problems arise beyond Paraeducator’s control.
  • Assist in toileting and diapering of children as needed in accordance with health and safety standards and procedures.
  • Work with children individually and in small groups to reinforce basic skills and to check their use of instructional materials.
  • Assist in the development and construction of materials to be used in reinforcement activities.
  • Share in the maintenance of the classroom.
  • Help to interpret the instructional program to the Community and encourage parent involvement.
  • Attend all in-service training/staff meetings offered by the department.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.


 ·        Associate Degree or high school diploma with passing of ParaPro.

·       Experience within an Early Childhood program.

·        Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, lesson and student assistance skills.

·        Demonstrated ability to work effective with diverse communities is essential.

·        Develop and maintain favorable relationships with administration, staff and parents.

·        Bilingual (English/Spanish) skill desirable.

SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Ten-month work year. Salary Grid in accordance with HFP Contract. $23,876 to $43,630 per year.

UNION AFFILIATION: Hartford Federation of Paraeducators (HFP).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which can be accessed through our Applicant Tracking System, Nimble, at Internal applicants should use a personal email address when applying. Please do not use your email.  Candidates’ application and supporting documents will be reviewed. Candidates who advance through the initial review will be notified and placed in the pool for consideration by hiring managers. Candidates will be contacted directly by hiring managers for interviews.