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K-5 Paraprofessionals job in Denver

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Colorado (CO), Denver
Employer:  University Prep
City:  Denver
State:  Colorado (CO)
Zip Code:  80014

K-5 Paraprofessionals 

Position Summary: University Prep's mission is to educate every child for a four-year college degree and a life of opportunity. Paraprofessionals are key to achieving our mission and are entrusted with advancing it through providing one-on-one, small group and behavior support to scholars with a variety of needs in regular general education classrooms. Beyond core daily responsibilities, Paraprofessionals are future educators in our organization who are not only directly supporting our children, but developing their instructional skillset over time in preparation for becoming lead teachers.

Suggested Qualifications

Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of University Prep.
High school diploma or equivalent (at minimum).
Strong communication skills, including verbal and written.
Familiarity or interest in working with students in an educational setting.
Deep interest in becoming a professional educator in an urban setting.
Openness to feedback, desire to continue development as a professional, and willingness to take responsibility for scholar outcomes and achievement.
Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish) (not required).
Responsibilities

Provide engaging, motivating, and relevant one-on-one academic and behavior support to scholars with a variety of needs in the regular classroom, using plans and modifications supported/provided by grade level and Scholar Advancement teams.
Collaborate regularly with grade level and Scholar Advancement teams regarding individual students progress and needs; provide data and anecdotal information on scholar progress during instruction.
Teach and enforce school-wide systems, rules & consequences, disciplinary codes, and rewards at all times.
Participate in a four-week summer institute/training.
Collaborate with other staff members.
Continuously use feedback to make productive changes in instructional practices and overall performance.
Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines.
Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year.
Engage in professional development and school-wide efforts (including but not limited to) issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Compensation: Paraprofessionals receive a competitive compensation package including a salary and comprehensive health benefits.

Position type:  Full-Time
School Type:  Independent Schools
Subject:  Classroom Teacher
06/07/18
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