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Published 21 days ago

PreK Instructional Aide

On-site, Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Education:Other Education Requirement
Experience Level:Entry level

Description

ABOUT PERRY STREET

Perry Street Prep serves 400+ PreK, elementary and middle school students in Northeast DC. We are a community of diverse learners, with students from all eight wards of the city, that builds relationships with families and empowers students to be college-ready and to thrive in a global society. Our goal is to provide every student, PreK-8th grade, with the knowledge, the attitudes and the support they will need to succeed in rigorous high schools and beyond.

Perry Street Prep students have PRIDE:  perseverance, respect, integrity, dependability, and excellence. Our school culture emphasizes PRIDE qualities, and our faculty and staff  help our students strive to embody them.

Our diverse, committed, and driven staff have led Perry Street Prep to become one of the highest performing schools in Washington, DC. In 2024, the school received a full continuance of its charter for five years meeting all academic, legal, and financial goals. In 2019, we earned the distinction of Tier I, the highest performance rating given by the DC Public Charter School Board, designation as an ESEA Distinguished School by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for exceptional student achievement by our students with disabilities, and the selection as a 2019 Bold Performance School by EmpowerK12. Since 2016, the school has done major renovations of its school facility and grounds. Perry Street Prep is among the best charter schools in Washington, DC with a strong academic and financial record of success. 

For additional information about Perry Street Prep, visit pspdc.org.    

TEACHING AT PERRY STREET

We are recruiting PreK3 and PreK4 Instructional Aides for the 2024-25 school year. Our early childhood program is exclusively for three-and four-year-old children to explore the uniqueness of a pre-kindergarten experience. 

Teaching positions at Perry Street Prep are full-time, salaried, 10-month positions, and we expect teachers to provide in-person instruction for the 2024-25 school year.

PreK Instructional Aides at Perry Street Prep are responsible for the following:

  • Assists teachers to ensure students' academic achievement as well as contributing to a dynamic and rigorous school culture
  • Assists in responding to student data, providing small group and individualized instruction, and substituting for teachers when needed
  • Monitor and sustain a rigorous curriculum and high standards learning environment that focuses on achieving dramatic improvement in student academic achievement
  • Support special student populations including students with disabilities and English language learners
  • Assist in educational and social development of scholars under the guidance and supervision of the lead teacher
  • Help maintain student and classroom organization
  • Assist in the implementation of the lesson plans
  • Attend and actively participate in professional development
  • Aid in the execution of bathroom, food service and recreational duties
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have the following qualifications and embody the following qualities:

  • An Instructional Aide must comply with the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLB") which requires that all instructional assistants or paraprofessionals working in Title I schools must be "highly qualified." In order to be "highly qualified" under Section 1119 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, instructional paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development ("GED"), and must meet one of the following requirements:
  • Possess an Associate's degree from an accredited college/university, or;
  • Complete two years of full-time study (minimum 48 credit hours) at an accredited college/university;
  • Successfully complete the ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of at least 461.
  • Possess a commitment to educating students for academic achievement and empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Believe in the capacity of every student for high academic achievement and a commitment to creating a highly-structured, effective, and fun learning environment
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, not required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Perry Street Prep offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. 

ABOUT PERRY STREET

Perry Street Prep serves 400+ PreK, elementary and middle school students in Northeast DC. We are a community of diverse learners, with students from all eight wards of the city, that builds relationships with families and…

Location

On-site
1800 Perry Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20018, United States

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today! 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Perry Street Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Perry Street Prep prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

HOW TO APPLY

Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today! 

NO PHONE…

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