Dean of Scholars Paraprofessional (Immediate Hire) (Campus: Steele Street)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Paraprofessionals receive a competitive compensation package including a salary and comprehensive health benefits.



Start Date


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3230 East 38th Avenue
United States


Position Summary: The Dean of Scholars Paraprofessional (DoSP) role supports University Prep in achieving its “to and through” college mission for all children. Our school has established a support system for scholars with additional behavioral challenges that involves an opportunity to reset behaviors and get re-focused on learning. The DoSP directly supports the scholar reset room when a scholar needs to be removed from the learning environment for disruptive behaviors ensuring a quick reflection and return back to the classroom. Furthermore, the position assists in running In School Suspensions (ISS) to ensure scholars are on a positive path to classroom re-entry. The DoSP assists the school-based leadership team with data input, ensuring records are thorough and current to be used for analysis and decision making. Finally, the position works closely with the school-based leadership team, engaging in regular meetings, in the moment feedback, and consistent team reflections.


Suggested Qualifications


·        Full commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of school.

·        Strong verbal and written skills.

·        Experience or familiarity working with students, especially in a K-5 setting.

·        Openness to feedback, desire to continue development as a professional, and willingness to take responsibility for scholar outcomes and achievement.

·        High school diploma or equivalent (at minimum).

·        Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).



·        Work closely with the Principal, leadership team, and full staff to create a consistent, structured, joyful and safe learning environment.

·        Effectively running the reset room so that after scholars are removed for disruptive behaviors they can quickly and successfully return to the classroom.

·        Oversee scholars’ progress in ISS to ensure a successful return to the classroom and a mitigation of repeat offenses.

·        Communicate regularly and proactively with scholars, families and staff.

·        Input data into schools’ behavior dashboard to track critical school-based behavior data.

·        Teach & enforce school-wide systems, rules & consequences, disciplinary codes, and rewards at all times.

·        Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in all professional development and learning opportunities.

·        Support during transitions and school wide daily activities (breakfast, lunch, recess) to ensure behavior expectations are being upheld and school values are being lived at all times.

·        Engage in one-on-one behavioral and/or academic supports for extended periods of time with scholars in greater need of intensive supports.

·        Maintain accurate student discipline records.

·        Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year.

·        Continuously use feedback to make productive changes in overall performance.

·        Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines.

Compensation: U Prep staff receive a competitive compensation package including a salary and comprehensive health benefits.


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As an equal opportunity employer, University Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Paraprofessionals receive a competitive compensation package including a salary and comprehensive health benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School