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Instructional Assistant/Sped Para

Yellowstone College Prep

Reports to:  Principal

 

Full-time/Non-exempt

 

10-Months

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

Associate's Degree: one year of experience as an educational aide/paraprofessional at Texas district or charter school - preferred 

Primary Duties

The Instructional Assistant will work alongside the Director of Special Populations to provide assistance with the following:

  • All elements of daily instruction in the classroom
  • Monitoring student behavior/discipline for the whole class, small groups of students, and individual student redirection
  • Observing and evaluating student’s academic and social/emotional growth and development
  • Lesson planning and preparation of classroom materials, activities, and centers (including making copies)
  • Transitioning students during arrival, lunch, and dismissal
  • Planning and facilitating intervention instruction as determined as directed by the admin team
  • As needed and assigned, serve as the lead instructor or assistant for ancillary classes or other “specialist” blocks
  • As needed and assigned, serve as the substitute instructor for content classes
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

Professional Growth and Development

  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Attend and actively participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees, as needed.
  • Participate in an instructional culture that values feedback, seeks out growth opportunities, fosters innovation, and always puts student achievement first.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Physical Effort

This position may require prolonged periods of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, keyboarding, fine and gross manipulation, kneeling and speaking.

 

Yellowstone Values

Every employee at Yellowstone is committed to our PRIDE values.

 

Positivity: At Yellowstone, we smile first. We are a positive presence on campus and extend a good-natured grace and enthusiasm in all personal interactions.

 

Responsibility: We follow through on our promises and commitments. We own our actions and will never settle for less than our best effort.

 

Integrity: We demonstrate integrity in all circumstances and always put the best interests of the Yellowstone community first. We “walk the talk” and lead by example.

 

Determination: We anticipate and overcome challenges. We are resilient in the face of obstacles and are committed to the success of every member of the Yellowstone community.

 

Excellence: We hold everyone (families, students, colleagues) to the highest standard of excellence and constantly look for ways to enhance the Yellowstone experience.

 

YELLOWSTONE SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT IS OUR POLICY THAT ALL APPLICANTS BE CONSIDERED SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITY, WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR VETERAN STATUS.

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