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Elementary Paraprofessional (22-23)

San Jose, CA | Full Time
14 Days Ago

Job Description

Are you passionate about meeting the needs of a wide-range of students?  Do you enjoy running intervention groups to support the academic needs of struggling students? Staff at Alpha have the opportunity to create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while collaborating with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college.

As an Elementary Paraprofessional, you will join a team that upholds high expectations, fosters social development, and facilitates intellectual growth of our scholars. Our Elementary Paraprofessionals work with students on both an individual and small-group basis, ensuring that they get the support needed to reach their academic goals. 

We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs- teachers who believe that all students can learn, that our scholars belong in college, and that student growth is a reflection of the teacher’s practice. We are looking for educators who are reflective in their practice and are willing to engage in conversations around educational equity and inclusivity. At Alpha, you will uphold rigorous expectations for all students, while leading from a place of empathy and understanding. Alpha is fiercely entrepreneurial and we are focused on supporting our scholars as they grow into self-reliant leaders who will achieve success in their school, college, and career. We're committed to finding educators who value and celebrate the diverse experiences of our scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education. 

What you’ll do…

  • Schedule and execute multiple small groups for learners in need of intervention throughout the day 
    • Analyze data regularly to track student intervention progress and make informed decisions 
  • Support school leadership teams in varied capacities as needed
  • Build Relationships  with our scholars, passionate staff, and committed families
    • Maintain an open line of communication with families 
    • Successfully strike a balance of warm and demanding in your communication with scholars
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior for a productive learning environment 
    • Successfully work with multiple stakeholders such as students, staff, teachers, and families
  • Grow Professionally
    • Engage in professional development opportunities provided by Alpha
    • Receive and implement feedback from experienced educational coaches 

You possess…

  • Experience working with students and classroom management
  • Strong reading and mathematical skills
  • Willingness to be flexible with your schedule

You stand out by being…

  • Experienced: You have previously worked with students in small or large group settings, and you are comfortable building strong, accountable relationships.
  • Committed: You are committed to working with students in traditionally underserved communities. 
  • Focused on Growth: You exhibit a strong commitment not only to our students, but also to your own continuous professional development. You possess the ability to receive and implement feedback quickly.
  • Organized: You are self-motivated and reliable, with the ability to plan and execute tasks.
  • Bilingual: Spanish fluency preferred
  • Educated: AA or higher preferred

Join our team…

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.

Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.  

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters SAN JOSE, CA
  • Size 100 - 200
  • Founded 2012
  • Type
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About alpha public schools