Instructional Assistant

American Paradigm Schools
Rhawnhurst, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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American Paradigm Schools

8101 Castor Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19152

Discovering Excellence Through Cultivating Differences

American Paradigm Schools are dedicated to equity and excellence for all learners, while celebrating the uniqueness of our communities. Our values drive our dedication to providing a world class education.

Position: Instructional Assistant

Position type: Full time or Part Time

Position location (School):

Department: Teacher

Reports to:

Employment status: non-exempt

Employment duration: 10 Month

Position Summary:

Staff members in this position provide assistance to the classroom teacher and facilitate pupil instruction. Employees in this position work to provide necessary instruction, training, services and individual attention to pupils. The assistant is monitored by the teacher in charge of the class, who, with their supervisor, reviews the work through observation and conferences.

Major Responsibilities
  • Provides assistance to student in education classrooms in completing tasks assigned by teachers
  • Assist the teacher in observing, recording and charting behavior
  • Supervise child in the hallway, lunchroom and playground
  • Observe behavior and carries out behavior management activities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Instructing
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Technology Skills
  • Google Suite for Education
  • Student Information System
  • Student Intervention Programs
  • Document Camera
  • Projector, laptop, copier

Education and certifications

Certification requirement
  • Bachelor's Degree with teacher qualification is preferred, but not required

  • A minimum of two years of college in the education field

  • High school diploma with three years experience working in education related field will be accepted
  • Must be able to pass all required background checks

Physical Requirements
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Pushing
  • Driving
  • Lifting 20-25 Lbs.
  • Moving Up and Down from a seated position
  • Restraining
  • Walking up and down stairs

American Paradigm Schools are Caring School Communities.

Relationships are the foundation of classroom and school life and underpin teaching, learning, and prosocial development. Building relationships and fostering students' sense of community are a critical part of our work at APS and as such, we have partnered with the Collaborative Classroom to implement the Caring School Community Model in all of our schools.

Caring School Community model builds positive classroom and schoolwide communities while developing students' social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and competencies. It is designed to help students become caring, responsible members of their school communities and, ultimately, to grow into humane, principled, and skilled citizens of a democratic society. The lessons in the program help faculty and staff create a warm, safe, and disciplined school environment where all community members can develop the skills and dispositions they need to interact constructively with others.

All employees at American Paradigm Schools are expected to be true champions of the Caring School Community Program.

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