STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
Our inclusive and transformative community seeks a Multi-Intensive Center Educational Assistant for an immediate opening the 2018-19 school year at STRIVE Prep-SMART.
We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Preps core values every day:
Con Ganas: The work we do is challenging, but every challenge is seen as an opportunity and we rarely give up.
The High Road:
We do the right thing and we treat one another with respect and dignity.
Joy Factor: We work to create a joyful and optimistic work environment that values levity and laughter.
Accountable Action: We hold clear, high expectations for our work, and we are appropriately held accountable to those expectations by ourselves and others.
We continue to develop professionally and operate with a growth mindset in order to create the best school possible for our students and families.
Lean In: We communicate with one another professionally, appropriately, honestly, and transparently, both in person and in writing.
We Serve: Every day is an opportunity to partner with and learn from our students and families, whom we serve with grace and humility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Support students in all academic settings as directed by the Special Education and General Education teachers.
Assist General Education classroom teachers in providing accommodations and modifications for students.
Provide instruction at centers or small groups as directed by the Multi-Intensive Center Director/Teacher.
Actively identify students that are struggling and provide assistance.
Ensure students are given time to be independent. This includes:
Giving students opportunities to attempt and/or complete a task on their own.
Giving students processing time and not providing answers if they do not immediately respond to questions. Refraining from putting words in students mouths or guessing what they are saying/thinking.
Being realistic about the amount of processing time and not allowing students to purposely waste time.
Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to students multiple times, if necessary.
Help students read questions and passages in math, science and life skills when necessary.
Monitor student progress on assignments in all classes using proximity (i.e. walking around the classroom) and not sitting with one student the entire class period, unless specifically assigned as a one-on-one.
Communicate regularly with teachers about students who are struggling to brainstorm approaches to support.
Be available to students by phone every evening, Monday-Thursday, for homework assistance until 8:00 p.m.
Collaborate to establish and maintain systems and routines to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
Attend students lunch time when possible in order to build relationships outside of the learning environment.
Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (daily hall duty, lunch duty once a week and after school dismissal once a week)
Communicate regularly and often with families (by phone, email and/or home visits) to both solicit their input and share student social/emotional and academic progress.
Participate in family and community events, including twice annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.
Chaperone community service learning projects, college campus visits and local trips with students.
Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.
In addition, we strongly prefer the following:
Speaks Spanish and/or has experience working with English Learners
Understand, appreciate and can pull from experience teaching in an urban setting (strongly preferred).
What We Offer Our Network Staff:
Competitive compensation package.
Annual performance-based raises.
Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
Approximately eight weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and eight days of paid time off annually.
Join This Movement:
STRIVE Prep educators inspire and encourage our students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By bringing together challenging academics with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and lifelong possibility in our students and our teachers.
No matter where you join us in your career, we welcome our teachers to help make STRIVE Prep a place where everyone in our community can STRIVE and THRIVE.
Equity and Inclusion
STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. We must challenge ourselves as educators on what it means to serve all students, families and each other through a lens of Dignity for All, all the time. To us, Dignity for All means honoring and respecting the rich diversity of who we are and the unique gifts and talents that each of us bring.
To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias and seek to provide each candidate with a unique and equitable opportunity for employment.
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