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Student Support Assistance/Paraprofessional

Lighthouse K-4 Band (Elementary) | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

 

THE ORGANIZATION:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools (LCPS), we believe an exceptional education brings out each child’s unique light and potential. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland.  With a vision of transforming our community through creating a family of exceptional schools serving youth and families in Oakland, our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.  Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice and rooted in the 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. LCPS will continue to increase its impact as we grow to a third site in 2019, ultimately serving 2500 low-income students and their families. Lighthouse exists to counter persistent educational inequity that threatens our collective future. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and each graduate fulfills the promise of a better, brighter Oakland and our results can testify.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first generation college students, are accepted to four-year colleges.  Lighthouse was named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013  and Lighthouse Community Charter High School was named the #1 high school for closing the achievement for low-income, Latino students in 2016.  

Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Student Support Assistance/Paraprofessional - Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for Student Support Assistance/Paraprofessional who will work one on one with a student to develop her capacity to work independently, interact appropriately and safely with her peers, develop her life skills, ensure safety in the classroom and in unstructured spaces. At Lighthouse, we strive to hire and retain staff we who are 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!

CORE COMPETENCIES

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

HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL

  • 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.

DEEP LEARNING THROUGH RIGOROUS CURRICULUM

  • Holds a  sense of urgency by assessing  and analyzing student achievement data and implementing instructional supports which advance student goals in collaboration with classroom teachers.

SERVING THE WHOLE CHILD & ENGAGING FAMILIES

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

  • 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.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver individual instructional supports, behavioral, occupational, speech and language supports and life skill supports as specified in IEP goals in order to support specified student’s learning in order to close skill gaps and support the specified student’s movement towards meeting learning targets and IEP goals.

  • 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 necessitated by the individual student’s IEP.

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

  • Collaborate with K-4 Lead RSP and other service providers  to monitor progress and adjust practices to support student engagement in the full educational experience.

  • Communicate with family to discuss progress and growth areas

  • Provide support in learning practices of personal care and social integration

  • Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, team and staff meetings, including an IA Inquiry Group to promote professional learning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

  • Bilingual in Spanish a Plus

SUPERVISION:

This position reports to the Director of Response to Intervention.

TIME COMMITMENT:

200-day work year. This position is a part-time (.75FTE), hourly non-exempt 11-month (200 day) role.

Common Building Hours:  Hours to be determined by student’s schedule of needs

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

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.