Kindergarten Teacher Assistant for SY19-20

Bridges Public Charter School - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)

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POSITION: Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

REPORTS TO: Principal and Assistant Principal

We are seeking to hire an Teacher Assistant for a Kindergarten general education classroom. We are seeking passionate professionals to be a part of our initiative to build an excellent inclusive preschool and elementary school community.

Bridges' mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Our developmentally appropriate, student and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to expand their developmental skills, in order to build a foundation for life-long learning.

QUALIFICATIONS:The ideal candidate will:
Have an AA, BA or MA.
Have taken course work in early childhood education, elementary education, or human development.
Have experience with the readers and writers workshop approach to literacy instruction.
Have prior work or volunteer experience with children or student with special needs.
Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.
Be committed to their own learning.
Passion for public schools.
Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Work with the Lead Teacher in the planning and management of a classroom.
Support the planning and teaching of students for the core subjects of reading, math, science, social studies.
Support the development of meaningful learning expeditions and projects.
Assess student progress regularly and using data to plan for instruction.
Work with the Lead Teacher, special education service providers (speech, PT,OT), ELL teacher and other Assistant Teacher(s) or Teaching Fellow(s).
Learn about writing IEP goals, progress summaries and report cards.
Create a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the students, implementing Responsive Classroom techniques.
Respond to students’ behavior appropriately and successfully.
Engage parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours

SALARY & BENEFITS
Hourly rate is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted on an hourly basis. Employment agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k).

To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees. Bridges is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.