Friendship Public Charter School

Assistant Teacher|Paraprofessional

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

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Blow Pierce?


When it comes to success in the classroom, character matters just as much as rigorous academics. Just look at the outcomes from Blow Pierce Elementary and Middle. One of the District’s highest-performing Tier 1 charter schools, Blow Pierce builds scholars who pursue academic excellence with integrity, perseverance, confidence and courage.

Blow Pierce pre-K3-3 students develop a strong foundation in core subject areas through a thematic approach that brings social and cultural relevance to reading, language, mathematics, science and history. By focusing equally on students’ emotional, social, physical and academic development, Blow Pierce creates an environment of safety and respect where students embrace the character traits of high achievers.

Grades 5-8 at Blow Pierce Middle build on this approach by helping students gain a deeper understanding of core content, while taking ownership of their learning. Consistent with Friendship’s focus on early college exposure, students are introduced to the major concepts they will put to work later in Advanced Placement courses and Friendship’s Early College high school program.

Guided by dedicated teachers who are vested in each student’s success, Blow Pierce builds scholars who are on their way to becoming college completers.

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

  • Set and maintain high academic and behavioral expectations for all students
  • Lead students to high levels of academic success in an urban school environment
  • Create a welcoming, positive learning environment that motivates and engages students
  • Provides in-person classroom assistance to teachers or assists a virtual teacher with conducting classroom activities;
  • Pulls small groups for differentiated learning in remediation and/or acceleration
  • Work in concert with their colleagues to collect informal and formal data of students to assist with grouping and individualized support plans
  • Provides in-person classroom assistance to teachers or assisting a virtual teacher with conducting classroom activities
  • Work one-on-one with students for intensive tutoring, credit recovery, and academic support; 
  • Operates technology to include cameras, learning platforms, and learning tools;
  • Helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students;
  • Provides supervision throughout the school day including in the classroom, halls, lunch, recess, and specials; 
  • Performs administrative and non-instructional duties, such as keeping daily attendance; and ensures all CDC/safety protocols and procedures (e.g., fire drills) are implemented and followed.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and open communication with students, teachers, parents and school administrators
  • Consistently seek and share best practices with colleagues as an active and effective participant in a Professional Learning Community
  • Develop formative assessments, analyze results and adjust teaching practices to ensure student understanding of material
  • Utilize literacy strategies across all content areas and design rubrics to measure student mastery
  • Design and deliver engaging instruction addressing the needs of a full range of student learning styles
  • Maximize learning time by continually adjusting teaching practices
  • Adhere to school management and discipline policies within classroom and school campus

Qualifications

  • At least 60 hours of college credit from an accredited college/university or a successful completion of the ETS Para-Pro exam or a CDA completion (Required) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Education, or another Liberal Arts Program (Preferred)
  • Strong verbal, and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with student incentive programs
  • Experience working with student in a tutoring or substitute teaching capacity
  • Demonstrates knowledge of subjects assigned, educational and child/adolescent psychology, human relations, and class management

 

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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