Teacher Aide - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional
Job Location: KIPP St. Louis
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Oct 01, 2019**
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
We are seeking paraprofessionals for Immediate Hire for the 2019-2020 school year!!

Please apply today at www.kippstl.org/apply

About KIPP St. Louis

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world-class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high-quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond. 

KIPP St. Louis currently serves 2,000 students and at full growth, we will serve nearly 3,300 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network is comprised of two middle schools, two elementary schools, and a high school:

Position Overview
Every day, it is great people at KIPP that prove the possible. KIPP St. Louis Paraprofessionals provide one-on-one instructional care to students with special needs. Paraprofessionals assist and support the teacher(s) in implementing an instructional and care program to promote the academic achievement and personal development of this and other special need students.  

Position type: part-time, non-exempt

What you will do...
  • 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 play 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 teacher or administrator
What you should have...
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 60 hours of college credit 
  • Bachelor’s degree and certification in special education preferred
  • Experience working with students
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to accept and implement professional feedback
At KIPP St. Louis we take care of our employees. We provide competitive salaries, and a full slate of benefits including $0 deductible medical coverage, dental, vision, and, life insurance, short term disability and an optional 403b as a supplement to our retirement pension program. Perks include a laptop computer, eligibility for yearly performance-based bonuses, and a plethora of professional development opportunities. 

KIPP St. Louis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. KIPP St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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