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Substitute Aide (Classified) at The Academies CMO (Sycamore Valley Academy, Blue Oak Academy)

Application Deadline

3/15/2024 12:00 AM Pacific

Date Posted
Shauna Dolin
Number of Openings
Pay Range
16.00 - 16.64 Per Hour
Add'l Salary Info
Depending on level of education. See salary schedules:
Length of Work Year
as needed
Employment Type
Part Time
Blue Oak Academy & Sycamore Valley Academy

About the Employer

TK-8 Public Charter Schools Our schools offer a site-based, academically accelerated instructional program with multi-age grouping, differentiation, project-based learning (“PBL”), gifted education for all students, development of scholarly habits of mind, enriched curriculum (including Spanish language, hands-on science, service-learning, and arts instruction), social and emotional learning (“SEL”), authentic assessment, mastery orientation, and collaboration in the whole school community. We support the individual needs of all students, including those who have the desire to work ahead or work deeper in their studies and those who need extra supports to succeed. Our constructivist educational philosophy and program for gifted learners make our schools unique in the area. The MISSION of The Academies is to engage every student in a manner which cultivates growth and nurtures their curiosity, creativity, and talents. Our collaborative community empowers students to grow into self-directed thinkers and virtuous citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life; eager to contribute their gifts to a better, more equitable world. Our VISION: We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities. Our MOTTO: Elevating Academics in an Enriching Environment

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Job Title:  Instructional Aide


Job Purpose:

The Instructional Aide assists the Teachers and/or Administration in maintaining appropriate activities and an environment to enable children to learn, and contributes their talents to maintain an excellent program and positive school culture at the charter schools within The Academies Charter Management Organization.

Team Relationship:

The Instructional Aide is directly responsible to the Teacher to whom they are assigned and to the Vice Principal.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists students in completing classroom assignments or in meeting learning objectives in a manner consistent with the Charter School and educational philosophy of the Charter School.
  • Assists in preparing instructional materials for classrooms and school in general.
  • Monitors the safety and security of students.
  • Supervises students in classrooms, playgrounds, cafeteria, hallways, and study halls, which may include during class, lunch, recesses, before school, and/or after school supervision.
  • When necessary, assist students with and teach adaptive skills such as social skills, feeding self, toileting (diapering and/or assisting students on and off the toilet and cleaning self).
  • Scores non-confidential tests and other exercises.
  • Checks out materials and corrects daily work.
  • Communicates effectively with Teacher(s) and/or Administration regarding observed student behavior/progress/needs.
  • May participate in daily and long-range planning with a Teacher.
  • Serves on committees and task forces to support the school’s success as invited.
  • Contributes to extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, etc.
  • Participates in professional development workshops and training as needed.
  • Participates in IEP meetings as necessary.
  • Helps the Charter School staff maintain a respectful, safe, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:


  • High school graduate. (required)
  • 12 units or more of college level coursework completed. (desired)
  • Basic first aid certificate. (required before start date)
  • Spanish language fluency. (desired)


  • Two or more years experience working with children and adults in a school setting. (desired)
  • Past participation in school events. (desired)

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

  • A love for students and learning.
  • A commitment to the mission of The Academies CMO.
  • Working knowledge of school operations and procedures.
  • Appropriate use of standard English language, in writing and in speech.
  • Ability to perform non-teaching classroom tasks.
  • A positive role model for students.
  • Caring about students and their success in learning.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, teachers, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to word-process and use suitable computer software applications.
  • Ability to operate a copier, laminator, and similar school machines.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry-out verbal and/or written instructions from the Teachers and Administration.
  • An enthusiastic willingness to support the educational philosophy of The Academies CMO.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in instructional methodology and procedural compliance.
  • A proactive and effective approach to student discipline aligned with the school’s discipline policies.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Integrity in all his/her dealings with the school community; is respectful, thoughtful, honest, and fair.
  • Ability to follow established procedures in an emergency situation.


The Academies Charter Management Organization Board will consider candidates for the Instructional Aide position based upon a combination of education/certifications, experience, skills, knowledge and/or abilities, and mission fit.



Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Classified Substitute hire packet (emailed to you after you apply)

A completed TACMO hire packet is necessary to be added to the TACMO substitute list.

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    Classified Substitute hire packet (emailed to you after you apply)

    A completed TACMO hire packet is necessary to be added to the TACMO substitute list.

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