1:1 Special Education Instructional Aide (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
Job Type: Part-time (20/hrs per week)
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Special Education
Direct Reports: None
The Academy is seeking a qualified Instructional Aide that will help level instruction and provide behavioral support for a student in an on-campus class (Kindergarten or 3rd grade). Instructional aides are integral to our program and we are looking for candidates who see themselves as educators and who are committed to closing the opportunity gap, serving a diverse student population, and collaborating deeply with all members of our school community.
What is The Academy?
The Academy of Alameda Elementary School is a charter school that serves a diverse student body on the west end of Alameda.
All Faculty and Staff at AoA:
- Love and nurture all of our students as they become deeply caring and responsible individuals;
- Take personal responsibility and work collaboratively to ensure that all students achieve and grow, understanding that the performance and progress of our students is directly under our control;
- Hold themselves to the highest standards;
- Push and support themselves, their students, and their colleagues;
- Are committed to unending self-reflection, growth, and improvement, and actively seek feedback.
- Believe that a student’s race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status should not be a predictor of that student’s outcomes.
- Understand the goals and objectives outlined in the assigned student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
- Implement lesson plans as designed by the teacher; support in the delivery of instruction for assigned student.
- Implement behavioral support to meet student’s needs for social, educational, cognitive, mental and physical development
- Encourage the student and help maintain a supportive learning environment.
- Assist the teacher and/or student during the student’s lunch program, recesses or physical education activities.
- Administer tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc.
- Review and evaluate student work
- Assist in maintaining appropriate student conduct
- Maintain discipline in the absence of the teacher
- Assist with clerical duties such as record keeping, typing, duplicating, and correcting papers
- Operate a variety of instructional media, office machines and equipment
- Perform record keeping, and clerical functions (scheduling, copying, etc.) to maintain records, provide materials, and prepare reports
- Perform other related duties as assigned/required by teacher(s) or site administrator(s)
Skills and Characteristics
- Deep belief in AoA’s mission, vision, and values
- Unwavering commitment to the high academic achievement of all students
- Flexibility, exemplary written and verbal communication, and outstanding critical thinking skills
- Willingness to give and receive feedback to facilitate the growth of both students and faculty
- Unwavering humility, perseverance, and kindness
Educational Background and Work Experience
- Some level of college experience. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
- Experience with and interest in working with high needs students.
Compensation and Benefits
- Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
- Cover letter detailing your experience working with young children
- Two letters of recommendation