Paraprofessional (Full-Time) - Westlake School

Union County Educational Services Commission | Westfield, NJ

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Posted Date 1/14/2021
Expiration Date3/30/2021
Westlake School  
Westfield, New Jersey 

Paraprofessional (Full-Time)
10-Month Position
September 1, 2020

Union County Educational Services Commission is a public agency in Westfield, NJ that was established to provide cost-effective educational programs and services for the twenty-one public school districts located in Union County. The Commission is currently seeking full-time Paraprofessionals at Westlake School, a public middle and high school program serving students from ages 7 to 21 who have multiple disabilities including cognitive impairments, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, visual/auditory impairments, learning disabilities, communication impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries. 
  • Full-Time, 10-Month Position
  • Hours: 8:20 – 2:40 p.m.
  • Competitive Public School Salary
  • Comprehensive Individual Medical, Prescription and Dental Benefits
  • NJ Pension System Eligibility (PERS)
  • Paid sick, personal, and family illness days
  • Opportunities for summer employment
Sample Responsibilities:
  • Assist teachers in the implementation of instruction across all domains including but not limited to academics, vocational readiness, recreational programs, and therapeutic sessions.
  • Assist students with Activities of Daily Living including feeding, toileting, personal care, and dressing.
  • Assist teachers in the implementation of behavior modification strategies and interventions which may involve the provision of physical prompting and redirection to students.
  • Assist students during community-based instruction trips off school grounds; may include trips to area businesses and a local swimming pool; paraprofessionals may be required to enter the pool to provide assistance to students during the aquatics program.
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience working with students with disabilities, preferably in an educational setting
  • Earned 60+ college credits from an accredited college or university preferred 
  • NJ Department of Education Substitute Teacher certification preferred
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language preferred
Please complete the online application in its entirety to be eligible for an interview. 

Thank you for your interest!

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