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Learning Assistant / Specialized Academic Instruction Aide / Classroom Aide (Carlsbad) at Element Education, Inc.

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Job Information

Date Posted: 1/17/2020 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 11 months
Salary: $14.39 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Kiran Sihota Email: ksihota@myelement.org
Phone: 760-743-5818
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Learning Assistant / Specialized Academic Instruction Aide

The Learning Assistant / Specialized Academic Instruction Aide is a classified, non-exempt position with Element Education.  Under the direct supervision of the Resource Specialist and the Educational Facilitator, this position supports and promotes the mission, vision, objectives and policies of Element Education. This position assists in supervising the children at all times ensuring their safety and well being and is primarily responsible for providing support to students with special needs.  

Essential Functions

Support Student Learning

  1. Provide direct individual and/or small-group instruction to students (SAI) to target academic goals according to their IEPs

  2. Provide support to students in the group learning environment to target academic, vocational, and behavior goals according to their IEPs

  3. Provide support to students in the group learning environment on curriculum accommodations and to support access to the general education curriculum according to their IEP’s

  4. Assist in the supervision of small and large groups of students in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, including during lunch time, in the classroom, and in the outdoor environment, while being aware of safety factors

  5. Assist in the organization and cleanliness of Montessori learning environments and a daily schedule of developmentally appropriate activities for students that include attention to development of literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, artistic and creative expression, physical-motor development, including gross and fine motor skills, social/emotional development, and multicultural experiences

  6. Assist in the observation and documentation as well as the written assessment and evaluation of children's growth and development

  7. Under the direction of the EF or Instructor, assist in preparing classroom materials; assist in ordering instructional supplies and equipment, and in taking classroom inventory; repair and stock materials as directed

  8. Assist the EF or Instructor in creating a classroom culture in which students welcome challenge, demonstrate respect, take ownership for actions, and allows freedom within limits

  9. Assist students with hygiene procedures as necessary; observe and evaluate the health needs of students and advise supervising EF or Instructor

  10. Operate a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, computers, projectors, record/CD players, tape recorders, laminating machines and kitchen appliances

  11. Communicate updates with supervisors and colleagues

  12. Using first-aid as needed

  13. Utilizes positive discipline strategies

 

Accountability and General Administration

  1. Return all correspondence, including phone calls and emails, within a reasonable period of time; Be accessible during business hours and respond to administrative needs and inquiries in a timely manner

  2. Attend and participate in all required meetings, trainings, and school functions; Promote and participate in creative exchange of ideas

  3. Observe confidentiality

  4. Models appropriate classroom behavior and respect for others

  5. Comply with all aspects of the Safety Plan

Public Relations

  1. Develop positive relationships with parents and general public associated with the organization

  2. Communicate and support the school’s mission, policies, and procedures

  3. Represent Element Education and its programs in a positive and professional manner

  4. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Professional and Organizational Development

  1. Seek innovative approaches to self-directed learning and formal training

  2. Practice reflective observation regularly; Maintain growth mindset

  3. In collaboration with the Director of Special Education, plan for own career growth and ongoing professional development

  4. Understand and contribute to the Organization’s vision, growth, and development

  • Other duties as assigned

  • SAI Aides must not use their personal vehicle for Element Education business purposes.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  1. Commitment to student learning and success for all students

  2. Knowledge of basic health, safety, and nutrition requirements for students

  3. Familiarity and commitment to the mission and educational philosophy of Element Education

  4. Ability to maintain records as directed by supervisor

  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding parents, families, and staff

  6. Ability to exercise emotional maturity in communicating with students, parents, and colleagues

  7. Demonstrate considerable knowledge of computers and all aspects of the Microsoft Office

  8. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines

  9. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Use appropriate language, tone, and English usage

  10. Demonstrate good judgement

  11. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships; be approachable and professional

  12. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and well-organized

  13. Ability to think strategically and independently

  14. Ability to accept responsibility and constructive criticism

  15. Demonstrate willingness to help others and foster a cooperative and positive working environment

Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent

Upon Hire/Offer

  1. First Aid/CPR/AED certification

  2. Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis (i.e. TB risk assessment, TB test, X-ray, etc.)

  3. Successful background clearance

 

Salary: $14.04 - $21.78

Work Schedule: Determined by Director of Special Education

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, speak, see, and hear well enough to communicate by telephone, electronically, and in person.  Employee must also regularly be able to write, file, type and operate a computer, telephone, and general office equipment. Job duties are occasionally performed on electronic mobile and desktop devices.  The employee must frequently sit for an extended period of time and is required to occasionally stand and walk. The employee must occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or lift up to 25 lbs. The employee is required to deal with irate members of the public and stressful situations.

The employee must have reliable transportation and be able to attend meetings at various Element Education regions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, the home office, student homes, Resource Centers, the Administrative Office, and vendor locations.

Element Education is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


 

 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Location: Carlsbad, CA Work Schedule: Part-Time (M-Th) Requirements : High School Diploma or Equivalent Upon Hire/Offer: First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters - preferred)
  • Resume


    Location: Carlsbad, CA Work Schedule: Part-Time (M-Th) Requirements : High School Diploma or Equivalent Upon Hire/Offer: First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis

    • Letter of Introduction
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters - preferred)
    • Resume

      Comments and Other Information

      LOCATION: Poway, CA Work Schedule: Part-time (M-Th) To inspire each child's natural desire to learn by offering choice, flexibility, and learning standards based on learning styles and the developmental stages of the learner. Element Education is a non-profit corporation which oversees three publicly funded charter schools. Our mission is to promote a culture of education which empowers learners to find and develop their passion and to inspire the natural desire to explore and learn through choice and flexibility. We refer to students’ learning styles (dispositions, modalities, interests, talents, and environment) as well as the developmental stages of learning when collaborating with the student, parents, and mentors in developing a personalized learning plan unique to each student. During their educational journey, students demonstrate mastery by making progress toward expertise in areas related to their educational goals, autonomy through choice and self-directed learning activities, and a sense of purpose by engaging in meaningful learning which contributes to something larger than themselves. Reach your ELEMENT by helping children discover theirs! www.myelement.org

      Comments and Other Information


      LOCATION: Poway, CA Work Schedule: Part-time (M-Th) To inspire each child's natural desire to learn by offering choice, flexibility, and learning standards based on learning styles and the developmental stages of the learner. Element Education is a non-profit corporation which oversees three publicly funded charter schools. Our mission is to promote a culture of education which empowers learners to find and develop their passion and to inspire the natural desire to explore and learn through choice and flexibility. We refer to students’ learning styles (dispositions, modalities, interests, talents, and environment) as well as the developmental stages of learning when collaborating with the student, parents, and mentors in developing a personalized learning plan unique to each student. During their educational journey, students demonstrate mastery by making progress toward expertise in areas related to their educational goals, autonomy through choice and self-directed learning activities, and a sense of purpose by engaging in meaningful learning which contributes to something larger than themselves. Reach your ELEMENT by helping children discover theirs! www.myelement.org

       


      Application Deadline

      Until Filled

      Date Posted

      1/17/2020

      Contact

      Kiran Sihota
      760-743-5818

      Number of Openings

      1

      Salary

      $14.39

      Length of Work Year

      11 months

      Employment Type

      Part Time