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Elementary (K-4) Paraprofessional (18-19 school year) - HiawathaAcademies, Minneapolis

Posted on 2018-02-09 5:02:02 PM

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Elementary (K-4) Paraprofessional (18-19 school year) - HLA - Northrop<https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/429600?tfa_49=tfa_884> Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, &#8220;All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.&#8221; We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof<http://hiawathaacademies.org/students-and-families/student-and-school-awards/> of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve. Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop)<http://hiawathaacademies.org/our-schools/hla-northrop/> is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services. Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development. At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so. At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements. We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year. HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a paraprofessional for the 2018-2019 school year. Job Description Every HLA-Northrop teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students&#8217; learning. HLA-Northrop teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars. We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is a salaried position including benefits. Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities. Responsibilities Prove the Possible Student success is our number one focus Drive Results Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance Instructional Leadership Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons Use data to inform instruction Build Relationships Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position Serve as a positive force committed to our mission Perform other duties as required and assigned Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online &#8211; here<https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/429600?tfa_49=tfa_884> Core Value and Beliefs All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values: 1) Children are at the center of everything we do. 2) Our mission requires bold thought and action. 3) We choose optimism. 4) We push ourselves to improve. 5) We are stronger together. 6) We create fun and a little weirdness. Equity Vision To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here. Hiawatha Employment Logistics Hiawatha Leadership Academy &#8211; Northrop students&#8217; school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday. Staff must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday. Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm. All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school, including evening events throughout the year. Skills & Qualifications Required: &#8226; Minimum of two years college education or bachelor&#8217;s degree &#8226; Excellent verbal and written English communication skills &#8226; Ability to work with diverse student populations Highly Preferred: Knowledge of special education Bilingual or multilingual CPR and First Aid Certified Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified Compensation Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants. -- Michael Knutson Director of Talent Recruitment Hiawatha Academies Cell: 651.210.2801 [HiawathaAcademiesColorH] www.hiawathaacademies.org<http://www.hiawathaacademies.org/>|facebook<https://www.facebook.com/hiawathaacademiesmpls>|Join our team!<https://www.tfaforms.com/407904>

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”
 
We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.

Educators at HLA-Northrop are part of a growing team of motivated, mission-driven professionals who are committed to going above and beyond for their students. All HLA-Northrop staff are charged with creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in which all students can thrive. Our teachers plan and implement rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, and global studies (science and social studies) each day while also promoting curiosity, social/emotional learning, and positive identity development.

At HLA-Northrop, we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We utilize the Responsive Classroom approach for managing school-wide and classroom culture and discipline. As educators, we are responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety for all students so they can focus on learning. We know that all students can meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.

At HLA-Northrop we strongly believe in the use of restorative practices as opposed to punishments when students make mistakes or do not meet our community agreements.
We believe that when students are struggling to meet classroom expectations and having social-emotional challenges at school, they need the support of a team of compassionate adults who can assess the situation and provide student-centered, trauma-informed support structures to address the barriers to their success. We have a track record of success with this approach - less than 1% of our total student population was assigned an out of school suspension last year.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a paraprofessional for the 2018-2019 school year.

 
Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is a salaried position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned
Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
 
TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here 

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:
 
1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.
 
Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.
 
Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.
Staff must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.
Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.
All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school, including evening events throughout the year.

Skills & Qualifications
Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations

Highly Preferred:
Knowledge of special education
Bilingual or multilingual
CPR and First Aid Certified
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants. 

--
Michael Knutson
Director of Talent Recruitment

Hiawatha Academies
Cell: 651.210.2801
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