Educational Paraprofessional Position - Kansas City International Academy
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional
Job Location: Kc International Academy
Beginning: May 31, 2024
Deadline: Jul 30, 2024**
District: Kansas City International Academy
Kansas City, MO 64125
Telephone: 816-242-4206
Job Description:

Kansas City International Academy (KCIA) is a kindergarten through 8th grade charter school located in the Kansas City Missouri School District. KCIA's focus is creating a world-class school with an international focus. Many of KCIA's students are members of families who have immigrated to Kansas City from more than 25 different countries. Approximately 60% of our students are English Language Learners, who speak over 15 different languages. 100% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. We embrace the diversity of our student body and we are honored to make a difference in the lives of our vibrant international community of students every day. 

KCIA has an extensive, rigorous, and robust K-8 English Language Program. We have highly trained and experienced English language development teachers/specialists equipped to support our students’ language needs. Translators support newcomer students who need enriched language instruction. 

All of us at KCIA are excited about the continual academic success of our students. KCIA is a very special place for our students and staff as we continue to become one of the state's exemplary charter schools. KCIA is a special place that offers a community of love and care to our students, and an adult culture of substantial, personalized instructional support. 

About the Position: 
A Paraprofessional at KCIA is responsible for providing hands-on academic and behavioral support to students under the direction of a certified teacher. Paraprofessionals may also assist certified teachers in preparing lessons or providing instruction to students in the classroom. 

Key Responsibilities: 
Paraprofessionals assist teachers by performing a variety of tasks relating to the physical and instructional needs of the students in a classroom setting. They assist in the implementation of instructional programs including self-help and behavior; assist students with basic academics (reading, language, and/or math) and behavior management; follow individual health plans (e.g. seizure activity, blood sugar monitoring) and assist with the personal care of students if needed (e.g. bathroom, eating, etc.).

? High School Diploma or equivalent; Associate's Degree preferred 
? DESE approved paraprofessional test or 60 college credit hours 
? Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance 

A Note to Candidates: 
Studies have shown that, on average, women, people of color, and folks from other groups underrepresented in educational leadership are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they check all the boxes in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. If you think you’re a good fit, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications. 

Compensation & Benefits: 
All KCIA employees are provided with a robust and competitive salary, compensation, and benefits package. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 
At KCIA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our mission. 
We believe that our school should reflect the vast diversity of the community we serve, and that diverse voices should be elevated and intentionally integrated into our work. 
We are dedicated to creating an inclusive space for all our employees and extending this culture of inclusion into our work as educators. 

It is the policy of KC International Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs or employment practices as required by federal and state law.

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