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Paraeducator - ESOL SY 23-24

Baltimore City Public Schools
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
200 East North Avenue (Show on map)
April 13, 2024

Performs a variety of routine school-based support and pupil contact duties related to supporting English learner students and emerging bilingual families within the Baltimore City Public School System (City Schools) by assisting teachers, administrators, and other designated professionals in both instructional and non-instructional activities in support of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students and programs. Assists in planning and providing interpretations, leading parent meetings, and limited informal translations. Works with ESOL students individually and in small groups, following the direction of the assigned teacher. Assists in coordinating activities, events, and meetings for emerging bilingual families.


Essential Functions



  • Performs instructional support tasks.
  • May assist ESOL teachers in creating support materials for lessons and activities and skill reinforcement activities under the guidance and direction of a teacher.
  • Treat all family, staff, and community interpretations in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, students, and families.
  • Support school staff with interpreting a variety of meetings and interactions with emerging bilingual families.
  • Assist school staff by performing duties which require interactions with students and families who speak other languages.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining communication between the school, home, and community that support English learners or emerging bilingual families.
  • Assist in organizing, conducting workshops and meetings for parents.
  • Maintains records of communication with emerging bilingual families.
  • Works with school based staff to encourage involvement of emerging bilingual families in school activities.
  • May monitor student activity at lunch periods and during recesses as required.
  • Provide clerical, administrative and/or general assistance in support of school programs and operations.
  • May require travel between school sites.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies, and the professional standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Maximum Salary


30.86

Minimum Salary


20.91

Desired Qualifications



  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
  • Satisfactory Parapro assessment results or 48 credits from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge and competency in in both English and at least one other language, including the application of spelling, punctuation, and grammar rules of the language(s) spoken and written.
  • Work with students and performing job duties in accordance with City Schools policies, procedures and general practice; maintaining records related to family communication; working with and providing a broad range of assistance to administrators, instructional staff and other school personnel.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, students, and families.
  • Ability to handle all family, staff, and community interpretations in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Ability to maintain clerical and student records.
  • Ability to perform instructional tasks under the guidance and supervision of a teacher.



Full time or Part time


Full time

Additional Details


Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:



  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Two (2) official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • All documentation/certification (copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications, e.g., copy of MSDE Para Pro Assessment score report


Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

This position is affiliated with the City Reitrement Plan.




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