All Other Positions - Crossroads Charter Schools
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Job Title: Paraprofessional - Kindergarten
Job Location: Crossroads Charter Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Crossroads Charter Schools
Kansas City, MO 64105
Telephone: 816-221-3191 EXT 334
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

The primary responsibilities are to provide support in the instructional process by serving as a facilitator of learning, developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing classroom and school issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from parents or guardians regarding academic and social-emotional issues.  The ideal candidate has experience with the workshop model and project-based learning.  The teacher must be a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core Standards. The teacher is a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel both academically and socially.  The teacher collaborates with staff to co-plan, co-deliver, and individualize instruction for all students in a class; work together creatively to accommodate special needs, diversity and educational backgrounds of the students; and overcome instructional challenges constructively.  The teacher is a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core Standards.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Works with individual, small groups, or whole classes of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills  
  • Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
  • Monitors work, corrects papers, and supervises testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff
  • Manages classroom technology and student platform data 
  • Assists in planning details of field trips. 
  • Coordinates volunteers for daily support and field trips.
  • Supports during conferences, parent meetings, and assists with parent communication
  • Serves as a substitute teacher when requested and serves as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.
  • Performs clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.
  • Alerts the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.
  • Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, recess periods, specials classes and field trips.
  • Participate in meetings, training, and professional development
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, etc.
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times and comply with school policies, procedures, and expectations.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Holds a valid Missouri substitute certificate
  • Experience teaching elementary preferred
  • Experience working with students with special needs
  • Aptitude for the work to be performed
  • Understanding of child development
  • Ability to build a trusting, supportive relationship with children, parents, and colleagues
  • Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment
  • Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved
  • Desire to continue professional development
  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.  
  • An ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to perform tasks assigned
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and teachers in the school environment and community.
  • Must pass extensive background check.
Must APPLY on district website:  https://www.crossroadsschoolskc.org/careers

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

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