Junior High Classroom Assistant(s)

Richard McKenna Charter School Southwest / Boise Paraprofessional / IA Middle Full Time Posted 5D ago

About this job

The role of the Teacher Assistant is to assist the classroom Teacher in preparing and maintaining the environment in which the Project-based Learning approach to education is implemented. Key Duties and Responsibilities Work collaboratively with staff to develop and implement a curriculum that follows the Project-based Learning approach. Represent the school's mission, vision, and goals to parents and members of the community in a positive and supportive manner.
Key Duties:
● Assist Classroom Teacher in preparing and maintaining a clean, orderly, and attractive classroom.
● Engage students in maintaining the indoor and outdoor environment as appropriate.
● Care for materials, keeping them complete, clean, beautiful, and accessible to children.
● Keep the environment, storage area, and supplies clean, neat, and organized.
● Regularly rotate, update, and expand materials to correspond to student needs.
● Make, repair, maintain inventory of, and replace classroom materials.
● Supervise students during their lunch.
● Help transport and supervise students during field trips and elective classes such as music and PE.
● Share responsibility for the daily safety, well-being, and supervision of students. Demonstrate respect, kindness, and rapport with all students.
● Maintain high expectations for student achievement and behavior while demonstrating compassion and awareness for student abilities and needs.
● Assist Classroom Teacher in preparing for parent meetings as needed.
● Assist in preparing written student evaluations of each child’s academic, social, and physical development to share with families during conferences. Respond promptly and professionally in communication with parents and staff.
● Attend and participate in staff meetings, school events, field trips, and training opportunities.
● Assist with parent education and outreach, including monthly newsletter articles, blog posts, and parent education workshops.
● Adhere to professional standards as an educator to maintain quality and excellence. Work with other staff to maintain professional relationships of support and respect.
● Complete an annual evaluation and review with the Classroom Teacher and Administration.
● Be responsible for annual continuing education and professional development requirements.
● Report all accidents or unusual situations to the Classroom Teacher and submit a dated Accident Report in the student file.
● Notify the administration promptly of personal or professional difficulties with school, families, students, or staff, and work with them to resolve such problems.
● Other duties as assigned.

Education required

High School Diploma

Experience required

Experience working with school age children

Skills required

Computer skills
Valid Drivers License

Benefits

Starting at $15.75 per hour
Health, Dental Vision insurance
PERSI Retirement

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Richard McKenna Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.