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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Assistant

Employer
Indiana Public Schools
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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School Mission

Global Preparatory Academy develops compassionate global leaders through a rigorous education program that focuses on hands-on, cultural and Spanish immersion learning opportunities.

SUMMARY

Global Prep Academy, a dual language school that connects students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and educates them together in a highly rigorous, engaging and nurturing environment. Using both English and Spanish to instruct students in all core content areas, students will develop high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, as well as a deep value and understanding of other cultures. As citizens in a global world, students at Global Prep gain limitless access to other cultures through bilingualism and instruction, which emphasizes critical thinking using global perspectives and experiential learning.

We are currently hiring for teacher assistants for the 2024-2025 school year. Global Prep teachers are highly energetic, self-motivated leaders who are committed to educating ethnic and linguistically diverse students.

JOB SUMMARY

The person in this position is responsible for following the direction of the Lead Teacher in the self-contained classroom. The employee will provide support through collaboration on instructional needs, preparation of materials, assisting in student health-care needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Under the supervision of the leda teacher provide small group instruction
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Monitor students during assigned times such as arrival, lunch, recess, and dismissal
  • Record and summarize data as directed
  • Assist in documentation for accurate and complete student records for the preparation of reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Previous experience with children.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and understand individual students' needs
  • Ability to accurately record and summarize data as directed teacher
  • Willingness to participate in pre- and ongoing training programs
  • Flexibility in working within a classroom setting of students with a variety of academic and physical needs; the understanding that early intervention, school, staff, and parental partnership is crucial to student success; and that students' dignity is prioritized.
  • Ability to provide assistance in positive behavioral and academic support to students in a group and in an individual setting; completes observations and reports pertaining to learning behaviors of students; displays the ability to work effectively with administrators, lead teacher, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community members.
  • High expectations for ALL students regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic background or language barrier.
  • Overall, the ideal candidate possesses excellent human relations skills and a working knowledge of the English language in written and verbal form.
  • Spanish speaking and written language skills are preferred, but not required, for this position.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEAM MEMBERS WHO...
  • Enjoys collaborative work environment
  • Values parents as partners
  • Are strong with oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques
  • Understands how to use data to drive instruction
  • Promotes high expectations for all students and create a positive classroom environment
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism
  • Paid health, vision and dental insurance
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • 403B retirement plan and Indiana Public Retirement (INPRS)
  • PTO - 80 hours
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 14 weeks of Paid School breaks (1 Spring; 9 Summer; 1 Fall; 1 Thanksgiving; 2 Winter)
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Stipends (Extra income opportunities)
  • End of year performance bonus up to 5k
  • Loyalty bonus
  • Extra income opportunities in summer for the Summer School program
  • Tuition reimbursement for education related degrees
  • FREE Fitness Center membership

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