Associate Teacher (Paraprofessional) (Bilingual Sp/Eng)-San Jose/Morgan Hill

Voices College Bound Language Academies
Published
June 15, 2022
Location
San Jose, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Overview

Though 9 in 10 Latino young adults say a college degree is important for success in life, fewer than 15% age 25 or older hold a bachelor’s degree. Voices College-Bound Language Academies exists to change that.

Voices is a public charter school network with a mission to prepare all students for the challenges of higher education through the context of an academically rigorous dual-immersion program. Every student, regardless of home language, graduates bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

Role Summary

Voices Academies’ Associate Teacher (AT) will be an inspiring and motivating educator who can work independently. Reporting to the principal, the ideal candidate will have an unwavering commitment to ensure that a student receives quality instruction, makes accelerated educational progress, and reaches or exceeds their academic goals. Associate Teachers will assist in the classroom and assist in the supervision, testing, and instruction of students; relieve the teacher of administrative tasks; implementing a variety of instructional programs as assigned/supervised by a credentialed teacher or administrator (ELD, intervention, skill development, covering for teacher, etc), and perform other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

Assisting Teachers:

Assist teacher in the management of student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning and assessing

Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student as directed by the teacher

Provide instruction to students with special needs in accordance with IEP utilizing support services as appropriate

Motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary education

Challenge and accelerate ALL students, no matter at what level they enter the classroom

Assist teacher in assessing students and recording results

Track student information and maintain accurate student records, as directed by the teacher

Create an atmosphere through personal example and efficacious relationships with students which inspire academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning

Provide Instruction under the supervision of a certificated teacher or administrator

Tutor students as directed

Collaboration:

Work collaboratively to achieve Voices’ vision

Work cooperatively with staff toward resolution of mutual concerns

Collaborate closely with other teachers, consultants, and the principal to improve own and others’ instructional practices

Learn and use co-teaching practices to support instruction for all

Reflect, improve and collaborate with colleagues, parents and community

Confer with teachers, parents and/or appropriate personnel for the purposes of assisting in student evaluation as directed

Assist other personnel and teachers as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in their work activities

Professional Activities:

Actively participate in professional development activities, including retreats

Foster strong school morale and academic achievement

Participating in collaborative with teacher and parents, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips

Perform duties such as cafeteria, yard duty, traffic duty and monitoring/interacting with students during the work day as assigned for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment

Supervise, instruct, and lead students independently as needed

Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Voices Academies Associate Teacher candidates will have the following

Required Qualifications:

Having a High School Diploma AND one of the following: Having an AA degree or 48 semester units or passage of county competency exam

Having a B- or higher in at least 2 of the following courses: (English, Math, or Writing/Literacy) in college coursework

Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Voices Academies with a deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish

Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders

Commitment to accelerated educational progress of children

Ability to work independently, have flexibility, and demonstrated success in working with school-age children

Ability to work well independently and within a team environment; working efficiently, and exercising excellent judgment in making decisions

Works well with in a high pressure environment

Preferred Qualifications:

BA degree or Substitute Permit

Knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred

Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity

Understanding of dual immersion instructional practices and school design and the unique characteristics of public charter schools is a plus

High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Apps

Working Conditions:

Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch

Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

Occasional evening and or weekend work

Occasional travel

Willingness to be trained as needed

Prior to Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final offer:

First Aid/CPR Certification

Clear Criminal Background Check

Valid TB Clearance

Benefits

Key Compensation:

Tier I: $18.00-19.25/hour - Tier II: $19.25-22.00/hour

Medical benefits for full time

Exceptional growth opportunities

Retirement plan

Employment:

Reports directly to Principal, Teacher

Permanent Full Time or Part Time, Non-Exempt Position

Position follows 10-month calendar

At-Will Agreement

If you have any questions about this position, please contact our hiring team by email at .

Voices College-Bound Language Academies is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Voices to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

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