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K-8 Grade Instructional Aide (Immediate Opening)

Lighthouse K-8 (Elementary/Middle School) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description


Lighthouse Community Public Schools 

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 

The Opportunity 

K-8 Instructional Aide - Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for an Instructional Aide who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice.  Lighthouse staff believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.  If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!



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


  • Believes that every student can meet high expectations and our mission of college and career of choice.

  • Demonstrates commitment to equitable outcomes, most evident in the relentless support of students when they struggle.

  • Provides access and results for all students, in particular, SPED and English Language Learners, and demonstrates ability to consistently implement  modifications, accommodations, and identified supports.

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



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

  • Supports  school and classroom culture where all students are known well and are supported in their learning.



  • Holds a  sense of urgency by assessing  and analyzing student achievement data

  • Implements instructional supports which advance student goals in collaboration with classroom teachers



  • Actively collaborates with all colleagues.

  • Proactively advocates and takes responsibility for what they need to meet the needs of their students.

  • Comply with all school and band obligations, policies, and expectations, including abiding by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.

  • Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and urgency driven by understanding of our student and community needs.




  • Deliver small group and individual instructional supports that improve students’ learning and increase engagement for students in 5th grade who are identified as needing specific supports to close skill gaps.

  • Support all students to meet learning targets.

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

  • Support teachers in maintaining  a classroom culture ideal for student learning by implementing preferred Lighthouse strategies and systems.

  • Effectively support teachers in implementation of Lighthouse’s preferred pedagogies and assessment methods.

  • Collaborate weekly with teachers to identify, monitor progress, and select students to receive IA support and collaboratively develop supports to match small group and individual student needs.

  • Provide daily and/or weekly support for individual teacher and grade level preparation across 5-8 as assigned.

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




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

  • At least two years teaching/student support experience working in a school setting preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus





This position reports to the K-8 Principal.


Time Commitment

200-day work year.

Common Building Hours:  All Instructional Aides are expected to maintain hours of  8:00 - 4:00 pm on M, T, Th, F, and 8:00-5:00pm on Wednesday for Professional Development.



Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.



People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

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

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 Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.