KIPP Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: 9; 10

Organization: KIPP Tulsa
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Andrea Murrell
Email: amurrell@kipptulsa.org

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KIPP Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject: Special Education
Grade: 9; 10

Organization: KIPP Tulsa
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Andrea Murrell
Email: amurrell@kipptulsa.org

KIPP TULSA OVERVIEW:
KIPP Tulsa Public Charter Schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge is Power Program” network of college-preparatory charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2005, KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory School opened its doors in North Tulsa with a class of 90 fifth graders and opened our very first High School in Oklahoma, KIPP Tulsa University Prep in the fall of 2018.
 
In the next few years, KIPP Tulsa plans to continue to grow our program by adding additional grades at our high school until we are fully grown as well as open an elementary schools resulting in a three to five school K-12 network of schools. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on a path to and through college.
Here’s what you need to know: 

We need you to put our students on a path to college early on in their education.

We’re looking for para-professionals for the 2019-20 school year, at the middle school level.  Para-professionals supplement in-class support for scholars in general education inclusion classrooms, as well as special education self-contained classrooms.  Paras will provide close supervision and intervention one-to-one or in small groups for scholars with learning disabilities or high behavioral needs.

 Duties and Responsibilities
  • Instructional Delivery
    • Assists in delivering 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
  • Constant Learning
    • 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 and 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 learning disabilities and challenging behavior
    • Embraces feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement.
  • 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
  • Other Essential Functions: 
    • Escorts, assists, and/or supervises student(s) during recess periods, movement throughout the building, to and from buses, toileting routines, lunch, snack, specialized and inclusive classes, community activities and other times as designated.
    • Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher.
    • Performs health-related procedures such as: feeding, lifting, positioning, carrying, toileting, tube feeding, cleaning catheterization and suctioning equipment.
    • Performs other duties related to Special Education, as assigned by the teacher or administrator.
 

Qualifications:
The following are required of all applicants:
  • Experience working with students
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 48 hours of college credit
 
Physical Abilities
  • Lift up to 25 pounds, unassisted
  • Life more than 25 pounds, or student’s weight, with assistance
 
Statement of Non-Discrimination: KIPP Tulsa is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. KIPP Tulsa does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
 
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
 
To Apply: If you are interested in working at KIPP Tulsa Public Charter Schools, please visit our website to find out how to apply! www.kipptulsa.org/careers