405 Shawmut Avenue
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Established in 1968, IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción empowers individuals through education, workforce development, and arts programs and creates vibrant affordable housing communities.
JOB SUMMARY: IBA seeks a Teaching Assistant for its Afterschool Program in arts-integrated language and literacy development. Situated in the Blackstone Innovation School and working primarily with their 1st and 2nd grade ELLs, the program takes a holistic approach to language/literacy development, using a progressive pedagogy aimed at empowering students and cultivating a love of learning.
Starting October 8, 2018 and meeting daily from 2:45-5:15PM until completion on May 31, 2019, the Teaching Assistant is responsible for providing support in the classroom to the Lead Teacher and ESL-Certified Teacher. S/he is also responsible for co-facilitating activities during non-class hours (e.g. arrival, snack time, and movement breaks). S/he will be expected to participate in planning and training workshops before the program begins, as well as weekly check-in meetings about student and curriculum support. Reports to IBA’s Afterschool and Summer Learning Program Coordinator.
SCHEDULE: October 8, 2018 – May 31, 2019, not including BPS Holidays or Vacations
DATES/HOURS: Monday- Friday, 2:45pm-5:15pm
WHERE: Blackstone Innovation School
GRADE LEVEL: 1st & 2nd Grade
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Training and Planning
- With the guidance from teachers, provides input for development and implementation of an established curriculum focused on arts-integrated language/literacy development.
- Participates in curriculum planning sessions prior to program and in weekly meetings with the Program Coordinator and teaching staff to reflect on classes.
- Arrives at least 15 min before programming each day.
Instruction and Classroom Management
- Facilitates activities with groups of children during class and follow the teachers’ leads and providing extra help where needed.
- Supports well-organized and positive classroom with patience.
- Aligns student support services with IBA’s mission and education philosophy.
- Enforces student discipline code.
Collaboration and Evaluation
- Assists teaching team in documentation of student work.
- Participates in generating and upholding IBA staff norms.
- Experience working with young children (early elementary age) in classroom or community-based settings, preferably with urban youth.
- Ability to relate to youth of diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Willing to work in close collaboration with a non-profit with shared goals in a student-centered, school-aligned, results-focused initiative.
- Motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate about education and the arts.
- Must meet CORI requirement.
- Bilingual, Spanish-English, preferred.
- Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
- Good moral character, mature judgment and a strong sense of responsibility and dedication.
- Highly positive and enthusiastic teaching style; capable of motivating and encouraging students and colleagues.
Minimum Education Required