Educational Paraprofessional Position - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional - Middle & High School (24.25 SY)
Job Location: St. Louis, MO
Beginning: Jul 25, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
Paraprofessional - Middle & High School (24.25 SY)
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: 10-months, Non-Exempt, Full-Time

On a day-to-day basis, you can look forward to the following:
Instructional Delivery
  • Assists in delivering quality instruction/lessons created by teachers through one on one or leading small group instruction
  • 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
  • Data Collection
  • Assumes responsibility for students' achievement
  • Continuous monitoring of progress on individualized goals
  • Shares responsibility and 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 bring to the table:
  • 60 college credit hours/Associate degree or higher (REQUIRED)
  • Missouri Paraprofessional Certification or Missouri Substitute Certification (REQUIRED)
  • If you do not have 60 college credits or more, complete Missouri's 20-hour online substitute training program to qualify. Learn more here
  • Experience working with special needs students
What we bring to the table:
We are a fast-paced, energetic team and family with passionate people who are leading a movement to cultivate their best working environment we provide the following:
  • $0 deductible healthcare plan option, including medical, vision, and dental. 
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability
  • Retirement plan through PSRSSL with a 13% match and an optional 403b as a supplement to our pension program
  • Public Service student loan forgiveness program qualified employer
  • Longevity Bonuses: 2, 5, and 10-year financial rewards
  • Generous time off:
    • Paid leave for illness, personal days, bereavement, jury duty, and military-related leave
    • Paid parental leave for new families
    • Granted holidays, as well as a one-week Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break, and a week-long spring break
  • On-going professional  development opportunities:
    • Weekly coaching sessions
    • Weekly school-based professional development
    • Five in-person PD days during the year for all KIPP St. Louis teachers

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