Paraprofessional Special Education, PK-8, Ful

    • Categories:

    • Non-Licensed

    • Grades:

    • K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Not Required

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:

      01.22.2019

      Closing:

      none

    • Contact:

      Alma Trevino
      Office Manager

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.

Job Description

Sojourner Truth Academy is a high-performing, PK-8 open enrollment public charter school. We are driven by our mission to prepare children for the future by building confidence and a strong sense of self-worth through small classrooms and an open, safe, family-like environment. STA supports families by embracing change when necessary for the good of the children and serving as a bridge to the community. Staff at STA is dedicated to and held accountable for providing a learning experience that is culturally relevant, challenging and fun. Sojourner Truth Academy is a results-driven school founded in 1999.

Sojourner Truth Academy (STA) is currently seeking a committed, passionate, educator who holds an unshakeable belief in the ability of our scholars, to join our team as a special education paraprofessional for the 2018-2019 school year.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, culturally competent work force that represents the community we serve. We value diversity, are an equal-opportunity employer, and welcome all qualified applicants.

STA EMPLOYMENT LOGISTICS
• Sojourner Truth Academy’s workday is M-F 730am-3pm
• All STA Staff are expected to attend and participate in all monthly Family Events at the school.

COMPENSATION
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. STA provides a collaborative and committed team environment with regular professional development and leadership opportunities. Comprehensive benefits plan includes medical, dental, and retirement.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

• Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree or higher OR high school diploma or G.E.D. and at least sixty (60) college credits OR successful completion of Parapro examination

• One year of experience preferred

CERTIFICATE & LICENSURE: Two year paraprofessional certificate preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activities

• Talks about our work, scholars, families, and community is a respectful way

• Ability to maintain a positive learning environment for all scholars

• Strong classroom management skills and ability to diffuse and resolve conflict with scholars, parents and co-workers by demonstrating poise, tact and diplomacy

• A proven passion for working with urban youth and an unshakeable belief in their potential

• Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, e-mail and Internet

• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

• A self-starter who effectively prioritizes work load and multiple tasks to align with STA’s goals and needs

• Demonstrated track record of successfully working with people of color (particularly African-Americans and Hispanics) and socio-economically disadvantaged communities AND/OR training in cultural competency and/or institutional racism

• Regular, prompt attendance is essential

• Proficient in completing required duties accurately and efficiently according to established timelines

• Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively and effectively with all scholars, parents and staff in a team environment

• Evidence of the practice of high level of confidentiality and discretion with sensitive scholar and personnel information

• Perceptive and capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the school

• Entrepreneurial outlook and charter school commitment

Institution Description

Please visit us online to learn more about our school www.sojournertruthacademy.org

Application Instructions/Comments

TO APPLY
1. Please seek more information about our learning community before taking the time to submit an application: www.sojournertruthacademy.org
2. Qualified, passionate applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Alma Trevino at atrevino@sojournertruthacademy.org.
3. Applicant materials will be accepted until the positions are filled.

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.