Teacher Aide - Momentum Academy
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: 24-25 Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Job Location: Momentum Academy
Beginning: Jul 01, 2024
Deadline: Jul 01, 2024**
District: Momentum Academy
St. Louis, MO 63104
Telephone: 314-857-9168
Job Description:
Momentum Academy is a public charter school district with four campuses in St. Louis City, serving scholars in grades PK-8. Momentum promotes academic excellence in an environment of mutual care and support that builds character, confidence, and community among each of our scholars so that they reach their full potential.

Under the direction of the Lead Teacher and Principal, the Kindergarten Teaching Assistant will support the academic success and character development of all kindergarten scholars within the assigned classroom. The Teacher Assistant will create a nurturing and stimulating environment for the children to learn, grow and develop. 

Essential Responsibilities and Competencies
  • Assist the kindergarten teacher in providing a quality, innovative and fun learning environment for all children
  • Supervise the class in the absence of the teacher.
  • Enhance children’s development in language, motor, and creative areas.
  • Aid in developing children’s social skills through positive guidance.
  • Help maintain a safe, clean, and organized classroom.
  • Attend to the needs of individual children.
  • Keep up to date with departmental policies
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and delivery of lessons.
  • Prepare tasks and materials.
  • Provide administrative assistance as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Certification Requirements

Qualified candidates must have at least one of the following:
  • 60 college credit hours
  • Passing score of the ParaPro Assessment or Paraprofessional Assessment
  • Substitute Teaching Certificate

  • 1-3 years of experience working with students with special education preferred (experience working with students and families in urban communities is a plus)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proven track record of student achievement results
  • Strong organization, planning, and time management skills.
  • A tireless work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative solution finder.
  • Open to feedback and committed to continuously improving.

What We Offer
  • Professional Development
  • Real-time feedback
  • Enrollment preference for your scholar(s) to attend Momentum Academy
  • Continuing Education and Certification Assistance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Health Benefits Options (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance)
  • Pension plans
  • Extra Duty Stipend opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • PTO rollover up to 80 hours
  • Merit Program (Attendance Incentives, Employee Referrals, and more)

The hourly rate for this position begins at $16 and increases based on years of experience, certification(s), and highest level of education. 

Teachers and staff are expected to be present for core hours of 7:15AM to 4:00PM during the school year from August to May.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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