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10 Nov 2017

Instructional Support Multi-Intensive Center Educational Assistant

STRIVE Prep Schools
 Anywhere

Job Description

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

Our inclusive and transformative community seeks a Multi-Intensive (Severe) Center Teacher for an immediate start..

Objective: STRIVE Prep Multi-Intensive Severe (MI-S) Teachers will create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for students by providing high-quality, rigorous and engaging instruction in academics and life skills.

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s  core values every day:

  • Con Ganas: The work we do is challenging, but every challenge is seen as an opportunity and we rarely give up.
  • The High Road: We do the right thing and we treat one another with respect and dignity.
  • Joy Factor: We work to create a joyful and optimistic work environment that values levity and laughter.
  • Accountable Action: We hold clear, high expectations for our work, and we are appropriately held accountable to those expectations by ourselves and others.
  • Growth Mindset: We continue to develop professionally and operate with a growth mindset in order to create the best school possible for our students and families.
  • Lean In: We communicate with one another professionally, appropriately, honestly, and transparently, both in person and in writing.
  • We Serve:  Every day is an opportunity to partner with and learn from our students and families, whom we serve with grace and humility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Instruction

  • Provides instruction and services for students who frequently present with multiple disabilities. Curriculum emphasis is in skill development in the domain areas of: basic skills and concepts (including functional academics), recreation and leisure, community, vocational and domestic. Motor, communication and social skills are infused throughout all areas.
  • Managing and leading a team of paraprofessionals in providing one-on-one instructional and behavioral support to center students, including teaching social and adaptive skills, providing small group or one-on-one academic instruction, and pushing-in and supporting students in a general education setting, as needed.
  • Work closely with district support staff and managing DPS transportation services.
  • Collaborate with school leadership, teachers, paraprofessionals, and the special education team to ensure that instruction is always meeting the needs of all learners, including supporting student inclusion in general education classrooms and supporting the team in tracking students on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals on a daily basis.
  • Collect and use data to track student growth, and create or modify student IEPs.
  • Provide fair, accurate, and constructive feedback to students on their progress.
  • Build relationships with students and families through consistent partnership and communication.
  • Work in collaboration with para-educators to support students in daily living activities including feeding, toileting, communication, movement, etc.
  • Collaborate with multiple staffing team members to ensure all services are being provided to each student.

      Culture:

  • Refer to students using first-person language (i.e. “Josue is a student with autism” not “Josue is an autistic student).
  • Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to students multiple times, if necessary.
  • Attend students’ lunch time when possible in order to build relationships with outside of the learning environment.
  • Provide supervision of students during both lunch and recess activities.
  • Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.

      Development:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
  • Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.
  • Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.

Requirements:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
  • Two years of teaching experience, preferably in an urban setting
  • Achieve Qualified Teacher status within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
    • A valid Colorado Teacher License with Special Education endorsement OR
    • Transfer a Special Education license from another state OR
    • Enroll in analternative licensure program to obtain a Special Education license.

In addition, we strongly prefer the following:

  • Speaks Spanish and/or has experience working with English Learners
  • Demonstrated success working with middle school students of color
  • Experience using Enrich IEP online platform

 

What We Offer Our Network Staff:

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Annual performance-based raises.
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
  • Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
  • Approximately eight weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and eight days of paid time off annually.

Join This Movement:

STRIVE Prep educators inspire and encourage our students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By bringing together challenging academics with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and lifelong possibility in our students and our teachers. No matter where you join us in your career, we welcome our teachers to help make STRIVE Prep a place where everyone in our community can STRIVE and THRIVE.

Equity and Inclusion

STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception.  We must challenge ourselves as educators on what it means to serve all students, families and each other through a lens of Dignity for All, all the time. To us, Dignity for All means honoring and respecting the rich diversity of who we are and the unique gifts and talents that each of us bring. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias and seek to provide each candidate with a unique and equitable opportunity for employment.

Questions?

Contact Allison Gordon (Staffing Manager) at agordon@striveprep.org 

 

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: Multi-intensive, nursing, and special education.

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