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Company name
Burlington School District

Burlington, VT, United States

Employment Type

Education, Entry Level

Posted on
Jun 07, 2023


The Integrated Arts Academy is seeking Kindergarten Paraeducators to assist professionals in supplying individualized instruction to Kindergarten students in classrooms and small group environments.

The Paraeducator is a unionized, non-exempt/hourly position with the BEA Paraeducators. They will report to the Site Principal. The paraeducator will facilitate and supplement the educational process under the direction of a professional staff member. Responsibilities include communication facilitation, carrying out programs designed by the teaching staff, managing behavior, teaching self-regulation skills, and supporting and facilitating social engagement with peers. Physical responsibilities include lifting, carrying, personal care, and the ability to assess a situation and respond quickly.

The Essential Functions of this position include

Support the developmental growth of each child

Facilitate children's engagement in play activities by asking children open-ended questions about their activity and offering suggestions to add more complex materials and ideas

Facilitate language development by describing to children their activity as well as the adult’s activity as they are happening

Use motivation/positive behavior management technique

Understand young children, their behaviors, and motivation

Work Collaboratively with Teaching Team by

Following IEP Objectives and Behavior Plans

Using methods, and materials prescribed by the teaching team

Assist professional staff in supervising students across environments

Assist professional staff in the maintenance and operation of classrooms by prepping materials and classrooms for daily activities

Participate in scheduled paraeducator in-service and training

Assist professional staff with the collation, collating, and recording of data

Perform other tasks and duties as appropriate and/or assigned

Maintain Professionalism

Accept constructive feedback and suggestions from the teaching team and use the information to enhance/improve one's work with children

Maintain a positive attitude and working relationship with both students and colleagues.

Effectively handle stress and stressful situations at work

Seek and ask for help if needed

Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with Federal Law (FERPA)

Maintain a respectful demeanor with co-workers, parents, guardians, and students

The required education and experience for this position include


Minimum Required: High school diploma, plus at least 2 years in additional education.


Minimum Requirement: 2 years of experience in Education or related field.

Effective and respectful communication with students, parents, and school staff.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Working knowledge: Sufficient familiarity with the subject to know basic principles and terminology and to understand and solve simple problems.

General knowledge

Sufficient knowledge of a field to perform most work in normal situations. The work calls for comprehension of standard situations and includes knowledge of most of the significant aspects of the subject.

Through knowledge: Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. The work calls for sufficient comprehension of the subject area to solve unusual as well as common work problems, to be able to advise on technical matters and to serve as a resource on the subject for others in the organization.

Comprehensive knowledge: Requires complete mastery and understanding of the subject. This term should be used sparingly and only for unusually exacting or responsible positions required to originate hypotheses, concepts, or approaches.


As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Paraeducators of the Burlington School District.

Health and life insurance benefits are available for this position after a period of 45 working days. Dental benefits are available after 1 full working year.

Equal Opportunity:

The Burlington School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position Type:


Positions Available:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements

No experience required

Contact Information

Christopher Celotto

150 Colchester Ave

Burlington, Vermont 05401




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Company info

Burlington School District
Christopher Celotto
Phone : 802-865-5332

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