TK. Paraprofessionals

TK. Paraprofessionals

Do you believe that all students can achieve academic success? Are you passionate about working with students and helping to change their educational trajectories? Staff at Alpha have the opportunity to create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while collaborating with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college.We are seeking passionate individuals who will embody the mission, vision and core beliefs of our campuses. At Alpha, you will teach and enforce school-wide systems, structures, and rules. TK/Kindergarten Paraprofessionals are optimistic, positive, and relentlessly pursue results. Additionally, a strong candidate is empathetic, and believes that all students can achieve. Above all, TK/Kindergarten Paraprofessionals at Alpha are flexible, patient, and care deeply for all students. Alpha is fiercely entrepreneurial and we are focused on supporting our scholars as they grow into self-reliant leaders who will achieve success in their school, college, and career. We're committed to finding educators who value and celebrate the diverse experiences of our scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education.What you’ll do…Provide TK/Kindergarten scholars and teacher(s) in an assigned classroom or grade-level instructional supports to close achievement gap(s) Schedule and execute small group instructional pullouts for learners in the classroom or grade level assigned Analyze data and conduct assessments to track student intervention progress and make informed decisions Support establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions Execute classroom management plan, behavior intervention plans, and incentive systems in collaborations with lead teacher Support teachers and administrators in in varied capacities including but not limited to: Communicating with parents in a productive and proactive manner and abide by hours set by the school Assisting in the day to day operations of the school as needed Build Relationships by maintaining an open line of communication with families and staff Work to maintain a positive culture on campus by building strong relationships with scholars and adults alike Successfully strike a balance of nurturing and firm in your communication with scholars Establish and maintain standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment during class sessions Grow Professionally Engage in professional development opportunities provided by Alpha Receive and implement feedback from experienced educational coaches You possess…HS Diploma or GED, required (AA degree preferred) OR completion of two years of college, not a degree but seventy-two (72) quarter hours or forty-eight (48) semester hours of college credit OR a passing score on the Praxis Parapro Assessment Test High behavioral expectations and academic expectations for all students Excellent knowledge of child development and educational practices Experience working with students and classroom management Willingness to be flexible with your schedule You stand out by being...Committed: You are committed to working with students in traditionally underserved communities. Focused on Growth: You exhibit a strong commitment not only to our students, but also to your own continuous professional development. You possess the ability to implement feedback quickly Collaborative: You are especially team-oriented and are able to implement school-wide systems effectively and consistently Organized: You are self-motivated and reliable, with the ability to plan and execute on tasks Experienced: You have ABA or paraprofessional experience Bilingual- Spanish or Vietnamese Join our team…To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.