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Middle School Paraprofessional - Newark

KIPP Team & Family
Newark, NJ, us

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Job Category
Support Staff, Paraprofessional
Grade Level
Middle School
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Company Description

About KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate 7,035 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.

By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden providing a world-class education to over 10,300 students. To learn more, visit

Job Description

KIPP New Jersey is looking for a strong candidate with a track record of developing future leaders. You are passionate about education and understand the importance of strong leadership in generating student achievement. You are committed to doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed.

Here's what you need to know:
We're looking for paraprofessionals for the next school year! Our middle school is seeking awe-inspiring paraprofessionals to guide our students as they climb the mountain to college and beyond. Our paraprofessionals are dynamic leaders both in and outside of their classroom. They love students, working with families and the community they serve.

Here's what you'll be doing:
Joining our middle school as a paraprofessional comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few for this position:
  • Provide assistance with individualized programmed materials
  • Assist in carrying out programs of support staff (SLP, OT, PT, APE)
  • Maintain appropriate records and daily/weekly tracking sheets
  • Assist with progress monitoring for individualized education plans
  • Assist in education demonstrations, if necessary
  • Be a good TEAMmate - work closely with other school staff to reinforce expectations for all students


Must Haves
  • Speak Spanish and English.
  • Have a minimum of 48 semester hours from an accredited institution.
  • ABS training.
  • IEP knowledge.
  • Hold high expectations for each student.
  • Exhibit positive rapport with students.
  • A desire to have fun every day.
  • This job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidance.

Nice to Haves:
  • A record of exceptional student achievement and results at a high-performing charter network/charter management organization.
  • A belief that all students deserve a world class education which can be achieved through education reform.

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area.

KIPP New Jersey | KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer
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