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Special Education Paraprofessional, K-8 - Academia Cesar Chavez

Posted on 2023-01-24 2:26:55 PM

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Academia Cesar Chavez Located on the eastside of Saint Paul, Academia Cesar Chavez is a public charter school founded in 2000, serving students PreK through 8th Grade. Academia Cesar Chavez is a community-based, Dual-Language Bilingual school with a focus on honoring the lived experiences and cultural backgrounds of all students and their families through our core values of Identity, Solidarity, Intellect, and Justice. Elementary School Special Education Paraprofessional Position Overview The Special Education Paraprofessional supports an enriching learning environment that is in alignment with the academic vision of the school, honors the skills and assets students bring to the classroom, and is culturally-affirming for the families and community we serve. This position works collaboratively with the classroom teacher and their professional learning community, as well as other communities of practice, to ensure curriculum objectives are actively being met, and that the core values of Academia Cesar Chavez are promoted throughout the school day. Responsibilities Classroom Collaboration * Support daily instruction in Spanish or English * Encourage student prosocial development in all classroom interactions * Celebrate and promote positive interactions between students in the classroom * Foster a learning environment conducive to collaboration and mutual respect for one another * Reflect critically on the classroom experience, encouraging self-reflection in students as well * Assume various responsibilities and take on assignments as needed Community of Practice * Collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to continuously build and grow the Bilingual Education program * Learn and utilize specialized approaches for supporting content delivery to Emerging Bilingual students * Attend school-wide meetings and professional development sessions to stay up-to-date on the academic program, to continuously improve practice, and support progress towards the mission of the school * Serve on school committees throughout the year Family Engagement * Build rapport with families to stay in communication about their student&#8217;s progress * Learn and stay attuned to the cultural dynamics and communication styles present, adapting as necessary * Attend and support school-hosted community events * Reach out and engage with family members present * Participate in extracurricular activities associated with the school Other duties as assigned Qualifications * Two years of college or Associate's degree or higher, Bachelor's preferred * Two years of progress towards a bachelor&#8217;s degree may be considered in lieu of a completed Associates degree * Fluent in Spanish preferred * Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students preferred * Excellent communication skills with students, families, and colleagues * Able to build rapport with students and their families Skills & Traits Candidates must: * Demonstrate knowledge or willingness to learn innovative classroom practices * Be driven to empower students from historically underserved communities * Work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team * Be dedicated to doing whatever it takes to support all students achieving academic success * Learn how to value all kinds of skills that students bring to the classroom * Demonstrate alignment with the educational philosophy and core beliefs of Academia Cesar Chavez Schedule This is a 10-month position, from August to June. The typical workday is 7:15am to 3:15pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional extended times to accommodate staff meetings, learning team meetings, and schoolwide events. This is a salary position, with payments spread out across 12 months. There is also an option to work over the summer for additional compensation. Compensation Competitive salary for this position is based on skills and experience of the candidate, with reviews and adjustments occurring annually. A comprehensive benefits package is included. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to hr@cesarchavezschool.com<mailto:hr@cesarchavezschool.com> Academia Cesar Chavez 1801 Lacrosse Ave, Saint Paul MN 55119 (651) 778-2940 Academia Cesar Chavez is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Academia Cesar Chavez 


Located on the eastside of Saint Paul, Academia Cesar Chavez is a public charter school founded in 2000, serving students PreK through 8th Grade.  Academia Cesar Chavez is a community-based, Dual-Language Bilingual school with a focus on honoring the lived experiences and cultural backgrounds of all students and their families through our core values of IdentitySolidarityIntellect, and Justice.

Elementary School Special Education Paraprofessional Position Overview


The Special Education Paraprofessional supports an enriching learning environment that is in alignment with the academic vision of the school, honors the skills and assets students bring to the classroom, and is culturally-affirming for the families and community we serve.  This position works collaboratively with the classroom teacher and their professional learning community, as well as other communities of practice, to ensure curriculum objectives are actively being met, and that the core values of Academia Cesar Chavez are promoted throughout the school day.

Responsibilities

Classroom Collaboration

  • Support daily instruction in Spanish or English
  • Encourage student prosocial development in all classroom interactions
  • Celebrate and promote positive interactions between students in the classroom
  • Foster a learning environment conducive to collaboration and mutual respect for one another
  • Reflect critically on the classroom experience, encouraging self-reflection in students as well
  • Assume various responsibilities and take on assignments as needed

Community of Practice

  • Collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to continuously build and grow the Bilingual Education program
  • Learn and utilize specialized approaches for supporting content delivery to Emerging Bilingual students
  • Attend school-wide meetings and professional development sessions to stay up-to-date on the academic program, to continuously improve practice, and support progress towards the mission of the school
  • Serve on school committees throughout the year

Family Engagement

  • Build rapport with families to stay in communication about their student’s progress
  • Learn and stay attuned to the cultural dynamics and communication styles present, adapting as necessary
  • Attend and support school-hosted community events
  • Reach out and engage with family members present
  • Participate in extracurricular activities associated with the school

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Two years of college or Associate's degree or higher, Bachelor's preferred
  • Two years of progress towards a bachelor’s degree may be considered in lieu of a completed Associates degree
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with students, families, and colleagues
  • Able to build rapport with students and their families

Skills & Traits


Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate knowledge or willingness to learn innovative classroom practices
  • Be driven to empower students from historically underserved communities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team
  • Be dedicated to doing whatever it takes to support all students achieving academic success
  • Learn how to value all kinds of skills that students bring to the classroom
  • Demonstrate alignment with the educational philosophy and core beliefs of Academia Cesar Chavez

Schedule


This is a 10-month position, from August to June.  The typical workday is 7:15am to 3:15pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional extended times to accommodate staff meetings, learning team meetings, and schoolwide events.  This is a salary position, with payments spread out across 12 months.  There is also an option to work over the summer for additional compensation.

Compensation


Competitive salary for this position is based on skills and experience of the candidate, with reviews and adjustments occurring annually.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and references to hr@cesarchavezschool.com

Academia Cesar Chavez

1801 Lacrosse Ave, Saint Paul MN 55119

(651) 778-2940

Academia Cesar Chavez is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.