Paraprofessional 2021-2022

Paraprofessional 2021-2022

ABOUT US The Primary School is expanding the boundaries of traditional education. Our holistic model weaves together education, health, and family support services to ensure underserved children have the system of care they need to lead meaningful and emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy lives. The Primary School was founded in 2015, and we  received seed funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.Our approach has three defining characteristics:We start early. We start working with parents and enroll children into our program as early as birth to reach them at their most critical stage in development. We work with - not around - families. We know that parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. We partner with them to enhance the education and health of their children. We integrate multiple systems to serve the whole child. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs. In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four-year-olds. We have grown to serve nearly  300  children and their families via a 0-3 parent/child program, a preschool and elementary school.Our ultimate goal is to create a game-changing system of care for children that can be replicated across the country. To that end, we are building a model that can be effectively implemented in diverse communities and sustained on public funding. We are currently expanding our student and family population in East Palo Alto and opening to our next site in Hayward, California.  It’s an exciting time to join the team!ABOUT THE ROLE We are looking for a Paraprofessional to join our school team. The Paraprofessional will provide support to a student as he follows his treatment plans and ensure he receives the care he needs to address his academic and social/emotional skills, as well as behaviors. Our ideal candidate has experience interacting with people who have disabilities such as emotional disturbance or autism.ResponsibilitiesProvide one-on-one student care in and out of the classroom Attend to students’ physical, personal, academic and emotional needs Coordinate with school team, and family members to ensure adequate care and communication Co-teaching lessons under the teacher’s guidance, leading small groups, or individual instruction and discussions, reviewing classwork. Participate in lesson planning Assisting in organizing the classroom and teaching materials, monitoring the classroom during lessons and minimizing distractions and disruptions. Observe and record student behavior Help implement treatment plans QUALIFICATIONS A high school diploma or GED certificate An associate degree in psychology or Paraprofessional Associate’s degree is preferred Experience working with children and special needs students Physical ability necessary to help manage student needs Communication and interpersonal skills Patience and compassion A Plus If You have an understanding of early childhood education and child development You speak fluent Spanish You have ties to the East Palo Alto Community COMPENSATION Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health benefits, 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), dependent care FSA, and generous paid time off, including a competitive paid parental leave benefit.HOW TO APPLY TPS values diversity; people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please complete the following application and submit your most recent resume. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, so take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you feel that the questions do not accurately capture what you have to offer The Primary School, you are also welcome to attach a cover letter. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit yours soon. We look forward to reading your application!