Friendship Public Charter School

Dedicated Aide

Vacancy for School Year
2023-24
Type
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Southeast Middle School Campus

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Southeast?


At Southeast Elementary and Middle, every student is nurtured in an individually paced learning environment. Guided by the award-winning Every Child Ready instructional model, pre-K3-4 teachers work through academically centered themes such as Family and Community, Not All That Different, and Space and Astronomy to instill the skills necessary for lifelong learning. No matter the student’s academic, social or emotional development, Southeast teachers meet each learner at his or her level to ensure growth and school readiness.

Students in grades K-5 follow a challenging and culturally diverse curriculum that develops strong foundations in English and language arts, mathematics, science and social studies while developing character traits such as hard work, critical thinking, and teamwork. One of the few D.C. campuses with an in-house library, Southeast empowers students to explore classic and contemporary books, art and music as part of their daily school experience.

Friendship Southeast Middle nurtures young dreamers who will design and build our future.

By providing a rigorous academic curriculum that rewards innovative thinking and integrates STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) experiences into daily instruction, Southeast instills in students the foundations not only for college readiness but for lifetime STEM excellence.

Friendship opened Southeast in 2005 on the site of a former charter school. Following a $15 million investment, the new Southeast campus emerged complete with new classrooms, a gymnasium, a student dining hall, an interactive library and a technology-rich SmartLab.

Overview

By completing an application, you have applied to be considered for anticipated vacancies in the 2023-2024 school year. Please note that our interview process will begin January 2023 contingent on our confirmed vacancies. 

 

Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC., Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. Our mission is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances and unparalleled success academically and socially.

 

Friendship is looking for responsible, confident, respectful, caring, committed, persistent and patient professionals to join our family for the 2023-2024 school year starting in August 2023. Friendship Public Charter Schools is committed to the idea that each and every child can make it to and through college. If you share that belief, please apply. 

 

For more information about our schools please visit the following Social Media pages: YouTube, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

Responsibilities

  • Supports the creation of environments and instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Provides individualized behavior and academic supports to improve children’s achievement of individual academic and behavioral goals in support of children’s IEP goals
  • Consistently implements behavioral and academic strategies outlined in children’s IEPs
  • Uses information and data from a variety of sources to understand children’s instructional needs and progress against IEP goals
  • Maintains records and documentation
  • Keeps other members of the classroom teaching team, appropriate service providers, and families informed of progress and challenges regarding the student
  • Ensures a safe, clean, attractive and engaging centers-based classroom that encourages both exploration and complex play for children with special needs
  • Fosters tolerance and a sense of community in classrooms, modeling and explicitly teaching acceptance and appreciation of others
  • Works with the teaching team to ensure the classroom contains sufficient supplies and materials for individualized instructional supports
  • Assist young children with personal hygiene, meals and other daily activities
  • Communicates the individual children’s goals and progress to families and also ways in which the family can support the child at home
  • Plans collaboratively and shares ideas and resources with instructional team
  • Collaborates with the teaching team to evaluate instructional effectiveness and to modify instructional approaches based on feedback
  • Actively participates in professional development opportunities provided and seeks out additional professional development
  • Maintains confidentiality and treats all information about children and their families in strictest confidence
  • Fulfills the standards of professionalism including appropriate dress, attendance and timeliness

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in youth development, child care or a school setting strongly preferred. Candidates should be prepared to explain how they will support sucess for children in school settings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics.  Must be energetic, reliable, flexible and integrity driven
  • Strong communication skills in order to ensure effective, positive interactions with their teaching team, staff, parents and children.
  • Solution focused and goal oriented
  • Strong communication skills required in order to effectively engage with teachers, staff, parents, and children
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative work environment
  • Ability to maintain a patient and supportive relationship with assigned students required
  • High school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED) required

 

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.



 

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