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Special Education Teaching Assistant (Middle School) - Charleston

Employer
Meeting Street Schools
Location
Charleston, SC, US
Salary
Competitive
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Who we are

Meeting Street Schools (MSS), a network of five South Carolina schools, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student's zip code should not determine a student's access to education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond.

The Spirit of Meeting Street Schools

Who we're looking for

We are searching for people with a strong mission fit and tight alignment to our belief that all students - regardless of life circumstances- can and will succeed. We seek people who have the motivation, drive, compassion, and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential. High-performing people who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students are encouraged to apply.

The Role of a Teacher's Assistant at Meeting Street Schools:

Meeting Street Schools (MSS) Teacher's Assistants support the classroom teacher in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning classroom environment while providing an outstanding educational experience for all students.

Responsibilities:

    • Supports the work of the lead teacher in either a PreK, Special Education or Primary Classroom.
    • Supports the Lead Teacher in preparing materials, meals, and activities
    • Works with small groups and manages student behavior as instructed by the teacher
    • Maximizes effective learning and productivity through organization of space and materials
    • Teaches and reinforces routines and procedures to maximize instructional time
    • Actively takes a productive role in the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of children
    • Works collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of each student through essential communication and collaboration
    • Exercises clear judgement and integrity in decision-making, foresees the ripple effect of decisions, and makes kind and expedient decisions with the student always at the forefront
    • Participates in school-wide functions and events
    • Shares a commitment to the mission, goals, culture, and objectives of MSS
    • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills and Characteristics

    • Relentless belief that ALL children can learn
    • Ability to inspire, motivate and engage children2+ years' experience working with students from under-resourced communities
    • Team player, ability to work in a collaborative, responsible and professional manner
    • A deep belief of MSS' vision, to make a difference for under-resourced students
    • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
    • Goal-oriented, seeks to improve skills through constructive feedback
    • Compassionate, enthusiastic, empathetic and displays a strong work ethic
    • Ability to kneel, sit, stand for long periods of time

Educational Background and Work Experience

    • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience, typically salaried will fall in the range of $35,000 - $38,ooo. Salaries will be prorated based on start day. Meeting Street Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

At Meeting Street Schools we are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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