07 Aug
Dedicated Aide
District of Columbia, Washington

As the nation's first multi-campus charter school, Friendship Public Charter School has been producing college-ready students for over 15 years. From Preschool through 12th grade, Friendship invests in providing a rigorous academic curriculum that enables our children to excel as ethical, literate, and well-rounded leaders in a 21st century economy. The Dedicated Aide works with an instructional team consisting of the lead teacher, a special education teacher and/or paraprofessional. The dedicated aide – special education may work to support the program, ensuring consistency for identified children throughout the day. This individual provides individual instructional support for a child/children with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) using intensive, research-based strategies under the direct supervision of the lead teacher.

Supports the creation of environments and instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners

Provides individualized behavior and academic supports to improve children’s achievement of individual academic and behavioral goals in support of children’s IEP goals

Consistently implements behavioral and academic strategies outlined in children’s IEPs

Uses information and data from a variety of sources to understand children’s instructional needs and progress against IEP goals

Maintains records and documentation

Keeps other members of the classroom teaching team, appropriate service providers, and families informed of progress and challenges regarding the student

Ensures a safe, clean, attractive and engaging centers-based classroom that encourages both exploration and complex play for children with special needs

Fosters tolerance and a sense of community in classrooms, modeling and explicitly teaching acceptance and appreciation of others

Works with the teaching team to ensure the classroom contains sufficient supplies and materials for individualized instructional supports

Assist young children with personal hygiene, meals and other daily activities

Communicates the individual children’s goals and progress to families and also ways in which the family can support the child at home

Plans collaboratively and shares ideas and resources with instructional team

Collaborates with the teaching team to evaluate instructional effectiveness and to modify instructional approaches based on feedback

Actively participates in professional development opportunities provided and seeks out additional professional development

Maintains confidentiality and treats all information about children and their families in strictest confidence

Fulfills the standards of professionalism including appropriate dress, attendance and timeliness

High school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED) required

Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics. 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.

Solution focused and goal oriented

Strong communication skills required in order to effectively engage with teachers, staff, parents, and children

Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative work environment

Ability to maintain a patient and supportive relationship with assigned students required

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.Vacancy for SY: 2020-21 External Company URL: www.friendshipschools.org Street: 725 19th Street, NE Advertised Location: Friendship Blow Pierce Campus

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