KIPP Delta Public Schools

Arkansas Delta, AR

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Delta Public Schools
Preferred Locations:Blytheville, AR; Helena, AR

Contact:  
Email:

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KIPP Delta Public Schools

Arkansas Delta, AR

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade: K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Delta Public Schools
Preferred Locations:Blytheville, AR; Helena, AR

Contact:  
Email:

Who We Seek
KIPP Delta welcomes all candidates who strive to balance high expectations with a genuine love for our students, families, staff, and resources. We do this by challenging students, acknowledging their hard work and achievements, and never underestimating their intellect or desire to learn. We seek to create a joyous struggle in all students by planning rigorous lessons while differentiating to meet students’ needs. We know our job has been done well when our students leave our classrooms exhilarated and craving more. We acknowledge this work is hard, and we provide each other with the support and respect needed to fuel this very important effort.  
 

Responsibilities
Assist teachers and grade-level teams in creating, maintaining, and improving exemplary classroom culture:
  • Consistently communicate the key messages: 1) This is important 2) You can do it with hard work 3) I will not give up on you 4) We will help each other 
  • Provide real-time and specific affirming and adjusting feedback about academics and character to students 
  • Ensure that goals, big and small, matter to students and their families 
  • Implement a classroom behavior management plan with the goal of 100% of students meeting 100% of the expectations 100% of the time 
  • React with speed and decisiveness when behavior does not meet expectations 
  • Use a calm, firm, and convincing tone when addressing inappropriate behavior 
  • Exude a love of teaching and learning through facial expressions, tone, and actions 
Assist teachers and grade- level teams to ensure that each student meets their individual goals for growth and achievement: 
  • Regularly track and communicate progress with students and their families 
  • Deliver content in a well-organized, clear, accessible manner while highlighting key points 
  • Notice and address student confusion 
  • Insist on all-the-way correct answers from students orally and in writing, providing the appropriate feedback to students who give partial answers or incorrect answers 
  • Provide each student with timely, structured academic feedback – verbally and in writing 
  • Assess students against each lesson’s learning objectives to inform teaching and remediation 
Assist teachers and grade-level teams in providing a positive, safe school experience for every student, every day: 
  • Substitute for Teachers or other Teaching Assistants on an as needed basis 
  • Help plan for and lead students during off campus Field Lessons or Community Service Days on one Saturday each month 
  • Ensure that classrooms are continuously maintained to be clean, organized, and inviting 
  • Fulfill regular duties to aid with student arrival, dismissal, and the transition to after-school activities 
  • Act upon a commitment to do “whatever it takes” to ensure that each student has a positive, safe school experience 

Candidate Profile: 
A Paraprofessional candidate must possess: 
  • Associate’s degree and/or 60 earned college hours and/or passed ParaPro Assessment with a score of 457 
  • 2-3 years of professional experience working with children in an education or child-care setting 
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally underserved students 
  • Humility 
  • Self-Awareness 
  • Exemplification of the character values: zest, grit, self-control, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor 
  • The ability to receive and act upon adjusting feedback 
  • Unwavering belief in and passion for the mission of KIPP Delta Public Schools 
  • A commitment to continually developing the character strengths of grit, zest, optimism, self-control, social intelligence, gratitude, and curiosity in all students and one’s self 
A successful candidate will ideally possess: 
  • A Bachelor’s degree
 
Compensation 
KIPP Delta offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience. KIPP Delta’s salary schedule may be referenced here.


 
KIPP Delta is committed to hiring a diverse team and encourages candidates from all backgrounds and sexual orientation. KIPP Delta is an equal opportunity employer.