Friendship Public Charter School

  • 2018 Summer Learning Academy Para-Professional

    Class
    Part-Time
    Location
    US-DC-Washington
  • Overview

    The Friendship Summer Learning Academy Para-Professional falls under the direction and supervision of the respective Summer Learning Academy Teacher and Summer Learning Academy Principal. The Summer Learning Academy Para-Professional assists in the instruction of students and in facilitating students' learning activities so that they attain the established curriculum goals. He/She must foster the success of all students by facilitating the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of a shared vision of learning that reflects excellence during Friendship Summer Learning Academy.

    Responsibilities

     

    Basic

    • Strong written, oral communication and human relations skills. 
    • Knowledge of current, effective Friendship Pubic Charter School instructional and learning practices especially those utilized for remedial instruction.
    • Knowledge of Friendship Public Charter School curriculum and ability to implement in a classroom setting
    • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills.
    • Ability to work closely and positively with students and parents regarding student development, both academically and socially.

    Academic Achievement

    • Supervises students in a variety of school related settings.
    • Assists the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program.
    • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce the learning of information or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
    • Assists teachers and/or students in the implementation of enrichment or remedial work in independent study, in undertaking laboratory activities, in accomplishing computer software activities, and in other situations.
    • Assists in administration of the different forms of student assessments based on assessment calendar.
    • Communicates high standards for teaching and learning to students in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner.
    • Uses data to make clear, observable changes in teaching.
    • Communicates student academic and behavioral progress to parents and other team members.
    • Integrates technology into their teaching and professional activities.

    Culture

    • Communicates a clear vision of excellence and continuous improvement consistent with Friendship Summer Learning Academy goals. 
    • Effectively communicates the mission of the Friendship Summer Learning Academy to peers, students and families.
    • Works as a team member, sharing common planning, professional development, curriculum design, and teaching responsibilities.
    • Creates and maintains a classroom environment that promotes self-esteem and is conducive to effective teaching and learning.
    • Establishes standards of classroom conduct and administers them in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner.
    • Maintains effective discipline and fosters a safe learning environment and school climate.
    • Promotes and able to effectively communicate and develops interpersonal relations among staff, parents, students and community members.
    • Handles all discipline cases in accordance with the Friendship Public Charter School’s Code of Conduct.
    • Utilizes established channels for handling routine procedures, resolving problems/concerns and making suggestions.

    Enrollment & Operational

    • Demonstrates punctuality and dependability consistently.
    • Adheres and enforces attendance policies and procedures.
    • Adheres to all procedures and practices prescribed in the Teacher, Student, and/or Parent Handbooks.

    Evaluation

    • Ensures completion of Friendship Summer Learning Academy survey given to all students and/or parents for the purpose of continual improvement.
    • Assists with submission of Friendship Summer Learning Academy Portfolio based on outlined requirements.
    • Participates in weekly feedback meetings with SLA Principals.

    Professional Development

    • Actively engages in all required professional development and other aspects of professional growth in order to cultivate current knowledge in regards to student learning and development.
    • Participates in weekly staff meetings and professional development activities.

    Supplies

    • Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
    • Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the classroom teacher.
    • Assists with monitoring appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

    Qualifications

    • At least 1 year of successful teaching experience at one or more levels.
    • Teaching experience in a summer school program is preferred.
    • Associate’s degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university or 60 hours of college credits.

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