Instructional Support Positions

This Notice is being posted pursuant to an agreement between Baltimore County Public Schools and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA), it shall be unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any employee or job applicant with respect to hiring, promotion, firing, compensation, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment because the individual has a disability, has a history of a disability, or is believe to be disabled.

The ADA also requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer.

Baltimore County Public Schools supports and will comply with the ADA in all respects and will not retaliate in any manner against employees or job applicants because they have exercised their rights under the law.

Baltimore County Public Schools has an equal employment opportunity policy and ensures that all supervisory employees and other employees abide by the requirements of that policy.

Any Alleged violations of the ADA (within 300 days of the date of the discriminatory act) may be reported to:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Baltimore Field Office
10 S. Howard Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 669-4000
TTY (800) 669-6820

Required for All Positions

All instructional support candidates must successfully complete a fingerprinting and criminal background check (state of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986). The fee charged for fingerprinting is $79.75. A fingerprinting identification card will be issued.


Paraeducators have job responsibilities that relate to academic achievement and school safety. Students benefit from the individualized attention that paraeducators provide. Prior to the first day of work, candidates must:

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment physical (required effective March 2014.)
  • Present proof of a college transcript indicating 48 college credits have been completed or provide proof of completing the Praxis ParaPro assessment and proof of graduation from high school or GED.
  • Attend a New Hire Orientation session.

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Additional Assistants

Additional assistants are temporary employees who provide support to individual students with moderate to severe disabilities to meet requirements necessary for participation in the school environment. They work under the direct supervision of the special educator who is the case manager for students with Individual Education Programs.

Experience working with individuals with disabilities and possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent is preferred.

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