Job DescriptionPosition Overview:
The Dedicated Aide supports a student with special needs throughout the school day by making the curriculum and daily activities accessible for the student. The Dedicated Aide will be trained in Safety-Care to best support students throughout the day and will report directly to the school leader.Key Responsibilities:
- Support teachers in ensuring safe environments and instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Under teacher direction, provide individualized behavior and academic supports to improve a child's achievement of individual academic and behavioral goals in support of that child’s IEP goals.
- Support the implementation of behavioral and academic strategies outlined in a child’s IEP.
- Assist young children with personal hygiene, toileting, meals and other daily activities when applicable.
- Support the classroom teacher in monitoring student progress.
- Maintain confidentiality and treat all information about children and their families in strict confidence.
- Deescalate student behaviors using a variety of strategies.
- Regularly observe students and take anecdotal notes or ABC data to inform the planning of small groups, classroom set-up, integration of students’ interests in learning activities, and subsequent assessments.
- Establish positive relationships with colleagues, students, families and the community which reflect recognition of and respect for every individual.
- Demonstrate flexibility at all times. dedicated aides are attached to the student’s IEP, and it should be expected that responsibilities will change as students’ needs change, including being reassigned to another child which may be at another campus.
- Participate in 45-60 day IEP reviews in order to determine the student’s LRE.
- Attend MDT meetings with the student support team and teachers.
- Fulfill the standards of professionalism, including appropriate dress, attendance and timeliness.
- High school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED) (Required), Bachelor’s degree. (Preferred)
Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist reading, writing, and mathematics instruction. Must be energetic, reliable, flexible and integrity-driven.
Strong communication skills in order to ensure effective, positive interactions with their teaching team, staff, parents and children.
Commitment to working with limited access to quality educational opportunities. (Required)
Experience teaching in an urban school. (Preferred)
Additional InformationCompensation and Benefits:
KIPP DC offers an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package:
- Salaries for staff are competitive
- KIPP DC offers its employees competitive medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance
- KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after 3 years
KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race; color; national origin; immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law); religion; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions); age; physical or mental disability; medical condition; sexual orientation; gender (including gender identity or expression); marital status (including domestic partnership status); genetic information; political affiliation; pregnancy; family responsibilities; personal appearance; veteran status; uniform service member status; status of being unemployed; status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking; matriculation; or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.when they are eligible) or obtain approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons before beginning employment.New hires who have not received all doses of a COVID vaccine, who are eligible for a booster but have not received it, or who are awaiting approval for exemption will not be able to begin employment.