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Special Education Teacher Aid
pilotED Schools Bethel Park is a nationally-recognized elementary school that seeks to empower the way students see themselves and the world around them using an approach centered in social identity development, civic engagement, and academic excellence. From our daily identity-based classes to our sports programming and civic engagement opportunities, pilotED actively promotes an enriching lifestyle for our students and families to forever interrupt generational cycles of poverty.
As an integral member of the academic support team, the primary responsibility of a special education teacher aide (TA) will be to assist classroom teachers in effective special education instruction which supports pilotED’s academic model of holistic education. The academic TA will be accountable for enhancing the academic outcomes of students through targeted instruction, while supporting a safe and respectful climate within the classroom. The Teacher Aides report directly to the Director of Curriculum & Instruction while working closely with classroom teachers.
Plan and deliver targeted small group lessons, utilizing ELA and Mathematics standards;
Collaborate with classroom teachers to collect and analyze classroom assessment data and create leveled groups of students for small group instruction;
Support a safe and respectful classroom culture through effective classroom management and positive behavior techniques;
Work cooperatively with grade-level teammates and administrators to monitor and adjust instructional and behavioral programming;
Act as substitute in the event of classroom teacher absences.
Supervise students during non-instructional time (recess, lunch);
Support the administration of school-wide and state-mandated assessments;
Attend and participate in all professional development opportunities;
Support school community through participation in community events, after-school programming, field trips and/or civic engagement opportunities.
Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for creating systems, working as a team, and being a part of a growing organization;
Quick-thinker, solutions-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced environment;
Committed to meeting the needs of a diverse population including race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, geography, and any other identity-based attributes;
Committed to restorative justice and identity development approaches;
Willingness to grow through ongoing constructive feedback and professional development;
Committed to engage and/or lead in community and school events;
Committed to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment.
Associate’s Degree (or equivalent) or Indiana Paraprofessional License;
Indiana Substitute Permit (by start of academic school year);
Ability to attend annual summer off-site professional development;
Understanding of state and federal requirements specific to your position;
Ability to assess grade level needs in order to plan and organize accordingly;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Strong ability to work with flexibility;
Excellent organization skills and consistency in meeting deadlines;
Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
Experience working in urban environments;
Knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching strategies to support all learners;
Microsoft Office and Google Suite proficiency;
Language: English proficiency required; bilingual in Spanish preferred;
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
Must pass all federal and state background checks.
Equal Opportunity Employer
pilotED Schools is an equal‐opportunity employer that actively seeks to hire and retain a diverse, passionate, and dedicated team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.