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Elementary Paraprofessional

Employer
Tindley Accelerated Schools
Location
Indianapolis, IN, US
Salary
Competitive
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  • Job Tracking ID: 512534-796111
  • Job Location: Indianapolis, IN
    United States
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 05, 2021
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Position Type: School Administrative
  • School: Genesis
  • Grade: K,1,2,3,4,5


  • Job Description:

    Tindley Genesis Academy:

    "Academic Excellence Through the Arts"

    This is our motto at Tindley Genesis Academy (TGA) where we believe that academic excellence can be achieved at its fullest potential with and through the music and the arts.

    We believe it's critical for elementary school students to begin preparing for rigorous middle school, high school and college opportunities at a young age. That's why our students participate in a challenging and interactive curriculum based on the same accelerated model used at the Tindley high school and middle schools. Tindley Genesis also provides exceptional instruction in music and infuses performing arts skills into the general education setting.

    Ultimately, our students will possess the confidence, academic ability and resiliency to overcome obstacles on their journey toward academic and professional success.

    The key to getting our students started on this journey is a stellar ensemble of teachers who not only expect excellence, but also ensure that all of their actions promote the excellence for which they strive.

    TGA is the Indiana's first and only music-focused accelerated elementary school. . We will enter into our first year of existence in 2017-2018. Teaching and leading at TGA is an incredible opportunity to build a learning community from the ground up.

    Tindley Genesis Academy is currently recruiting for the following position:
    1. Paraprofessional Education
    Our Elementary are currently recruiting for the following position:
    K - 5 Paraprofessional

    Please know that Paraprofessional certification is required the following at the time of hire:

    All instructional paras in a School Wide Program must be HQ, regardless of funding source.

    -Evidence of HQ status must be kept in the employees' file.

    -Required Documentation for Paraprofessionals:

    -Secondary school diploma; and College transcripts (2 years of study); OR Para Pro Exam with passing score of 460 or higher

    See licensing requirement at
    http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing and apply at https://license.doe.in.gov/

    Experience and Skills:

    Summary of Position:

    The job of Paraprofessional was established for the purpose/s of assisting assigned teaching personnel in the supervision and instruction of students; performing classroom clerical tasks; and assisting students by meeting special health care needs and developing students' daily living and behavioral skills.

    Essential Functions:
    • Assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the facilitator and classroom teachers.
    • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans for the students and monitor their progress.
    • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
    • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapist, social worker, occupational and physical therapists.
    • Assist classroom teachers with maintaining student records.
    • Support students with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.

    Communicate With Parents:
    • Maintain open communication with parents by scheduling and conducting parent/teacher conferences and home visits.
    • As a parent advocate, help resolve issues or concerns that are raised by parents and staff.
    • Inform parents about daily classroom routine, expectations, policies, field trips and volunteer opportunities.
    • Communicate with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site.
    • Obtain all required classroom parental signatures such as on all incident reports and field trip permission slips.

    Requirements:
    • High School Diploma or Equivalence Certificate.
    • Experience with children preferred.
    • Ability to write, speak and interact clearly and professionally.
    • Extremely organized. Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills.
    • Can handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.

    Skills Requirement
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
    • Effective communicator both orally and in writing, including the ability to interact/communicate with all types of members of the community including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students, and board members.
    • Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in a school environment, including those specific to the traditions of the school.

    Job Benefits:

    Benefits

    Our employees are our most valuable asset. Each employee is an integral part of our operation and success. We also ask from our employees that they do anything and everything that is possible to drive our mission. As such, it is our goal to attract, motivate, and retain top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees. We offer competitive base salaries plus add-ons for teaching experience and advanced degrees.

    Tindley offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

    -Bundled Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans

    -Tindley Paid Life and AD&D insurance

    -Access to additional group term life insurance

    -Tindley paid Critical Illness, Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans

    -Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account

    -Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident Insurance

    -Access to the Indiana's Teacher or Public Retirement System (Pension Plan)

    Professional Enrichment Program:

    Under the direction of our Curriculum Team, our teachers learn professionally and educationally acceptable methods, strategies and techniques to manage their classrooms and develop the skills that are associated with highly effective teachers. Administrators are involved in our Annual Institute Programs as well as regular professional development opportunities.

    Student Loan Forgiveness:

    You may be eligible for student loan forgiveness of FFEL and/or Direct Loan Programs, through the U.S. Department of Education, if you work for us.
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