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8 Dec 2022

Instructional Support Elementary Classroom Assistant

VOICE Charter School
 Queens County, New York, United States

Job Description

Who we are:

VOICE Charter School ( is an elementary and middle school located in Long Island City, Queens that serves students across grades K-8.

Our mission is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that nurtures, motivates and challenges all of our children to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to develop into mindful, responsible, contributing participants in their education, and communities.  Through rigorous academics and daily instruction in music, we cultivate students’ creative and critical thinking abilities.


What you’ll be doing:

The Classroom Assistant supports student’s academic and socio-emotional growth through one on one, small group, and behavior management support. The Classroom Assistant also supervises students during essential non-academic times (arrival, lunch, recess, and dismissal) to ensure student safety. Classroom Assistants substitute for teachers cover classes for planned and last minute absences.

Socio-Emotional Support Activities

•      Provide behavior management support for students

•      Work with students one-on-one or in small groups

•      Proactively identify student growth areas and implement collaborative problem-solving plans to address student lagging skills

•      Serve as a substitute for teachers as necessary

•      May teach ongoing courses such our social emotional curriculum (Mind, Body, and Heart) up to 9 periods a week


School Culture Support Activities

•      Investigate incidents, guiding students to solve their own problems and holding students accountable for consequences and restorative work

•      Supervise out of classroom settings such as arrival, transitions, lunch, and dismissal

•      Lead activities during daily recess periods in all weather conditions

•      Ensure playgrounds are safe and free of ice and snow by supporting snow removal

•      Support select after school opportunities such as concerts, ceremonies, dances, athletics, and detention

•      Fully participate in opportunities for individual and school-wide professional development

Administrative Activities

•      Correspond with families via telephone, written notes, and in-person communications

•      Distribute classroom materials and complete other clerical tasks as needed by teachers and instructional staff

•      Based on needs of school may assist with clerical duties related to operational functions of the school


About you:

Attitude and Focus

•      Unwavering humility, patience, and kindness

•      Professional demeanor with the ability to influence and facilitate decision-making among multiple, diverse parties

•      Perseverance to create clarity while allowing for complexity and nuance

•      Openness to work collaboratively to solve problems

•      High sense of urgency, demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment, and ability to be self-directed and take initiative

•      Organized and systems driven

•      Fastidious and attentive to detail

Skills and Knowledge

•      Deep belief in VOICE’s mission, vision, and values

•      Unwavering commitment to the high academic achievement of all students

•      Flexible and willing to do whatever it takes

•      Strong written and verbal communication, as well as critical thinking skills

•      Willingness to give and receive feedback to facilitate the growth of both students and faculty

•      Flexibility to handle an unpredictable schedule


•      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required

•      Willingness to pursue NYS assistant certification required

•      Ability to lift at least 40 pounds required

•      Ability to participate in outdoor activities in all weather conditions (including 20 to 100 degrees) required

•      Verbal fluency in Spanish preferred

•      Previous experience working with children preferred

•      Previous experience working in contexts involving high-needs communities preferred

What you’ll enjoy:

●     The compensation for this position is $22.00 an hour.

●     Benefits package, including participation in a pre-tax commuter benefits program and partial reimbursement for monthly commuting expenses

●     Gym reimbursement

●     Cultural enrichment reimbursement

●     Access to tickets at a free or reduced cost to numerous events throughout New York

●     Benefits options include: Choice of four (4) Medical plans, FSA/HSA and Dependent Care FSA accounts, vision insurance as well as fully paid dental, life and disability insurance

●     Many opportunities to get to know your VOICE colleagues!

How to Apply

Please submit an electronic application (including a VOICE-specific cover letter and resume) at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.