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Teacher in Training (22-23SY)

Lodestar K-12 (Whole School) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt 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 the Expeditionary Learning 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 two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,600 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 

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The Opportunity

Instructional Aide & ASP Instructor

“Teacher in Training” - Competencies and Qualifications

Lighthouse is seeking Teachers in Training to work full time to support our students and develop the skills needed to one day step into your own classrooms, with the opportunity to apply to enter the Alder Teacher Residency to earn a credential and your own classroom at Lighthouse or Lodestar. Support for tuition assistance to complete degree requirements or to apply and enter the Alder Teacher Residency is available.

Teachers in Training support a wide range of work over the course of our Core Day and After School Program (ASP) programming and play a critical role in providing tutoring, academic support, behavioral support, enrichments, supervision, and other tasks that directly support our students’ well-being and achievement. This is a great opportunity for emerging professionals looking to grow into a teacher or pupil support services role over time. 


You will embody the following Core Competencies:

  • Expects High-Quality Student Engagement

  • Builds Optimal Culture across Core and ASP day

  • Responds Effectively to Student Needs

  • Develops Meaningful Relationships with Students, Parents, and Colleagues

  • Is an Active and Engaged Teammate

  • Follows Through on Commitments

  • Holds a Growth Mindset for Self, Students, and Colleagues

  • Demonstrates the Value of Social Justice and Equity in Education

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide academic and behavioral support to a caseload of students during the core day. Your caseload will be assigned to you by the AP of Instruction and the AP of Culture.

    • Deliver individualized or small group instruction in the following areas: academic, literacy and math, behavioral/social-emotional, and social skills.

    • Implement behavior intervention strategies and plans, as needed.

    • Communicate with students’ families in conjunction with the teachers to discuss progress and growth areas.

    • Monitor and document student progress towards intervention and support goals.

    • You will be trained in specific intervention approaches to support your caseload.

  • Teach your own class of students during ASP, extending learning that happens during the Core Day and providing structured enrichment activities for your students. 

  • Actively supervise recess and lunch and recess during ASP, including providing safe and predictable play, healthy nutrition, and setup/cleanup of the playground and lunchroom.

  • Provide Academic Support in an environment that promotes student success and independence during both core day and ASP programs.

  • Collaboratively plan and lead activities that build meaningful community connections.

  • Support with other key tasks across the school day, including proctoring assessments, communicating with families, and supporting teachers and student engagement as assigned.

  • Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, team and staff meetings to improve the effectiveness of student support and engagement.

  • Actively collaborate with other staff and the larger Lighthouse Community.

  • Maintain a high standard of professional behavior and follow all school staff policies, including Mandated Reporter, staff/student interaction policies and other requirements at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Level 2-with BA: $40-45K+ (10-month salary range)

  • B.A. or B.S. required

  • 2+ years of related experience and/or experience working in schools or with youth highly preferred

  • With LCPS’s support, apply for and receive a California Substitute Permit. 

Level 1-AA or equivalent: $30K+ (10-month salary range)

  • A.A. or equivalent coursework required (Instructional Aide exam is the minimum equivalent accepted and will only be accepted with a growth plan to attain further coursework requirements)

  • Related experience and/or experience working in schools or with youth preferred


  • Spanish bilingual preferred

  • Knowledge of Google apps

  • Must complete requirements for school-based hiring prior to start:

    • DOJ/FBI Livescan Background Check

    • CPR/First Aid Certification

    • TB Test or Risk Assessment

    • Mandatory reporter training


This position is full-time, salaried, non-exempt, 10-month (190 day) position following the LCPS school calendar (including approximately 5 weeks of time off aligned to school holidays and breaks during the school year) and requires the following hours: 10:00am to 6:30pm daily. Summer work to support summer school programs may be available for staff interested in working beyond the 10-month calendar.



This position reports to the AP of Culture and Expanded Learning.



Competitive salaried rate (see above) for teachers in training as well as the possibility of tuition assistance to attain degree or credential requirements.

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) and ample time off connected to the school year calendar. Opportunities for additional compensation for staff interested in working in our summer school program.



People of color and/or 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 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 Charter Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.