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Strong Start-Classroom Aide

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Strong Start Job Title: Classroom Aide FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt Reports to: Strong Start Program Leader In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


The classroom aide supports the classroom teacher in all aspects of the school day. The classroom aide provides a variety of generalized support services to students and schools.

  • Please kindly note: due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are asking all summer staff to be flexible to in-person, virtual or hybrid to teaching and learning to accommodate all students, and to commit to the full duration of the summer program of which they have been assigned.*


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or minimum of 60 college credit hours (classes in education, special education, psychology or a related field preferred). Successful completion of ParaPro Assessment may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Written language, technology skill and interpersonal communication skill to support communication among team members, with community contacts, school staff and parents is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in education, special education, psychology or related field)
  • Experience working with children in a daycare setting or children/young adults in a school setting or recreation setting
  • Preference is given to current Newton Public School staff.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Assist the classroom teacher in all aspects of the school day
  • Support instruction by working with students individually and in small groups
  • Prepare instructional materials
  • Assist in classroom set up and clean up
  • Manage individual and classroom behavior
  • Supervise students at recess or other "duties"
  • Support students with self-care skills (toileting, dressing, etc.) as needed
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Date Updated: 2/12/2019

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , Strong Start-Classroom Aide, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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