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Bilingual ELD Instructional Aide

Lodestar 6-8 Band (Middle School) | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

Bilingual ELD Instructional Aide Part-Time (IMMEDIATE OPENING) — 

THE ORGANIZATION 

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,300 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement gaps for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Our Lodestar campus is looking for a Bilingual ELD Instructional Aide relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice.  LCPS educators believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. The Temporary Bilingual ELD Instructional Aide is primarily responsible for providing small group and one on one support to students who are learning English within core classes as well as push-in support and collaboration with core classroom teachers and works collaboratively with classroom teachers and school leadership to ensure that the Lodestar ELD programs support all students.

You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:

  • Be a visionary, innovative and equity-focused urban educator

  • Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning for adults and students

  • Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data

  • Be a strong community builder and team collaborator

  • Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence and flexibility

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as an in-person bilingual Spanish-speaking instructional aide on our campus supporting a cohort of newcomers for the remainder of the 20-21 school year, working in conjunction with an in-person lead teacher.

  • Deliver individual and small group instructional, academic, and language supports for designated English learners, including newcomer students, in order to support specified students’ learning and close skill gaps and support the specified student’s ability to engage in the core, non-ELD coursework with translation and other support.

  • Consistently implement support plans for all identified students to maximize success for all students.

  • Supports teachers in maintaining engagement and inclusion in the larger classroom culture by implementing preferred Lighthouse strategies and systems as well as the accommodations and modifications for English learners.

  • Collaborate weekly with teachers to identify, monitor progress through formal documentation methods, and collaboratively develop supports to match individual student needs.

  • Collaborate with lead teachers, school leaders, and other service providers to monitor progress and adjust practices to support student engagement in the full educational experience.

  • Communicate with families as needed to discuss progress and growth areas

  • Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, team and staff meetings to promote professional learning.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

CORE COMPETENCIES

We are are looking for paraprofessionals who exhibit competencies in each of our five tenets:

  • Believes that every student can meet high expectations and demonstrates commitment to equitable outcomes, particularly for our most vulnerable students.

  • Holds a growth-mindset for self, colleagues, and students.

  • Builds meaningful relationships and communicates effectively with students, families, colleagues, and community.

  • Has knowledge of child development and different learning modalities

  • Proactively advocates and takes responsibility for what they need to provide high quality supports to the students they serve.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A.A. required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish, required

  • At least two years of student support, instructional aide or paraprofessional experience working in a school setting, highly preferred

  • At least two years working with youth in tutoring or school setting, preferred

  • Must be able to work in-person this spring.

SUPERVISION:

This position reports to Jeff Camarillo, Middle and High School Principal.

 TIME COMMITMENT:

This is a nearly full-time .85 FTE (approximately 35-40 hours per week) temporary hourly non-exempt position that runs through the end of the 20-21 school year with opportunities to move into other aide or qualified positions once this one ends out. This position is expected to maintain a daily schedule of 8:00-4:00pm M,Tu,Th, Fri and 9:00-12:00pm on Wednesdays. Occasional additional hours for check-ins with supervisor or collaboration with colleagues may be required with previous approval and request by the supervisor.

OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).

 

TO APPLY

People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing why you are an optimal fit for this position

  • 3 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of the working relationship

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.  

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.