Position: Kindergarten Instructional Aide (7 hours per day/10 months)
The instructional aide will work closely with the classroom teachers to provide a nurturing environment that respects and honors the individual needs of all children, while also challenging them to meet high standards. In conjunction with the classroom teacher and/or the administration, the instructional aide will be expected to plan for and teach small and large groups; assist in developing units of study with the assistance of the teacher, keep track of student progress through assessment and record-keeping systems; and along with the classroom teacher occasionally participate in caregiver conferences. Other duties include conducting arrival, lunch and recess activities; accompanying children on field trips; duplicating materials; operating audio-visual equipment; assisting in specials; managing the whole class when the teacher attends meetings; and performing other tasks requested by the teacher and administration. Toileting of students is a duty that an individual may be expected and required to perform as a paraprofessional employed by the Cambridge Public Schools.
Your Skill Set:
As the incoming Instructional Aide, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
- Minimum of an Associate's degree, or 48 college credits
- Previous experiences working with students in a diverse, urban setting preferred
- Knowledge of the social, emotional, and behavioral development of children preferred
- Ability to work with children in both small and large groups in activity-based classroom settings
- Technologically savvy
- Ability to speak a language other than English is highly desirable
Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.
How to Join Our Team:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.
At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.