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Immediate Opening: Middle School Paraprofessional
KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
San Antonio, TX
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Multiple Subjects; Special Education
Organization: KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
Contact: Stacey McAtee
Special Education Paraprofessional
About KIPP Texas Public Schools
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 52 public charter schools educating over 27,700 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families. www.kipptexas.org
KIPP Texas- San Antonio currently serves more than 1,900 students across five schools, with a sixth school scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year:
• KIPP Aspire Academy, founded in 2003;
• KIPP University Prep High School, founded in 2009;
• KIPP Camino Academy, founded in 2010;
• KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy founded in 2012;
• KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy founded in 2014;
• KIPP Poder Academy founded in August of 2015.
Reports to: School Leader
· Provide one-on-one or small group support to students who need extra attention.
· Collaborate with special educators to discuss strategies of students on their caseload.
· Provide instructional support to students on their caseload through pull-out support.
· Provide testing accommodations as needed in a one-on-one or small group setting.
· Submit data/documentation to special education teachers on present levels of performance of all students on caseload.
· Support student academically, socially/emotionally, and with transition to independence in the general education setting.
· Document minutes.
· Other duties as specified by school leadership teams.
- Uses time effectively to meet students’ educational and behavioral needs
- Delivers quality instruction/lessons created by teachers
- Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students and teachers based on trust and respect.
- Provides instructional support within the special education and general education classroom as needed in order to meet students’ needs.
- Communicates high expectations for behavior by teaching, practicing, and reinforcing rules and consequences.
- Approaches practice with a sense of urgency maximizing every minute.
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date records.
- Assumes responsibility for student achievement.
- Provides feedback to teachers about students’ progress and needs.
- Collaborates with content and grade-level teams to promote an environment of critical thinking and academic rigor.
- Consistently reflects on instructional practices through formal and informal methods, and works relentlessly to meet individual professional development goals.
- Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
- Works to become knowledgeable about best practices in working with students with challenging behavior.
- Embraces feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement.
- Other duties as assigned
Academic and Cultural Support
· Participates actively in developing and following through with individualized learning plans and behavior plans for students.
· Assists in the daily functioning of the school as necessary.
· Ability to communicate effectively, interpret policy and procedures, maintain emotional control under stress.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, regular heavy lifting. Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases.
· Two years work experience with students preferred.
· Minimum 60 college hours
· Experience with English Language Learners preferred.
Starting pay is based on experience.
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