PT Para Professional Position (Special Education K-11)
6 months ago
Part Time
Southwest / Boise
Job Description

We are an innovative school seeking special education paraprofessionals to assist our teachers and develop the next generation through specialized curriculum. You will work closely with the teacher in your assigned classroom and support them in their duties. Flexibility is key for this role, as your tasks may change from day to day. Typical activities include monitoring student progress, working with students in groups and individually during lessons and creating progress notes and reports. Work could also included substituting. The ideal candidate is caring, compassionate and dedicated to the students’ success. They have a versatile skill set and a willingness to proactively look for ways to support the teacher. This position starts out with part-time hours and does offer full-time potential if you are a good fit.

PiSTEM Learning Environment

Teaching at PiSTEM is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and growth areas for each student. We empower students to own their learning.

By design, our schools are small communities where every student is known. Our school is intentionally heterogeneous and reflect the diverse demographics of the communities they are a part of. As a teacher, this will require being culturally responsive and creating equitable learning pathways for all students.

PiSTEM teachers plan by deeply understanding student data and determining what group and individual supports are needed for their students to move forward on complex projects.

This planning requires teachers to consider not only how students are integrating content information into their projects but also how they are applying cognitive skills(e.g. hypothesizing) that stretch across all content areas and the habits of success(e.g. perseverance) that allow them to prepare for the world beyond the classroom.

PiSTEM teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators and coaches to their students.

What You’ll Do

Works under the direct supervision of a Special Education Teacher in grades K-12. Assists teachers with conducting lessons, managing the classroom and developing materials Track student progress during the school year and create reports to let parents understand what their children are learning Empower students through programs to enhance their academic and social achievements Work with computers and specialized AV equipment to make these resources available to the teacher during lessons Act as a nurturing and encouraging influence for students during lessons Monitor the classroom and minimize distractions and disruptions

What You Need

*RBT certification preferred.

Experience working as a substitute teacher for K-8 is preferred Commitment to uphold Pi STEM’s values,and believe that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education or another Liberal Arts program preferred Previous experience working with elementary school students as a paraprofessional Familiarity with learning management systems and other educational software Clear health and background check

Who You Are

You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life. You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of teaching in a heterogeneous community and working to close the achievement gap You are enthusiastic about STEM experiences You facilitate learning experiences, using a variety of methods: project-based learning, direct instruction, small group and individual tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher feedback, public presentation, and more You’re passionate about serving as amentor and advocate for Pi STEM students You are empathetic and culturally competent. You will implement social and emotional learning experiences in all courses, and you’re open to having hard conversations You thrive in innovative environments and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to maintain the academic integrity of planned lessons and learning experiences for students. You find positivity in share successes You use data to track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors, and families

Minimum of 2 years of college credits or passed the Para Praxis DOJ Fingerprint Clearance An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. PiSTEM is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of PiSTEM to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state or federal law.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $9.70 - $11.90 per year

COVID-19 considerations: Must follow all protocols and procedures required of staff including, but not limited to wearing face coverings. Note that some instruction will require wearing a shield or a ClearMask, instead of a cloth mask to ensure that lip reading is possible.

To apply: Send a resume and letter of interest to:

Contact Information Jill Hettinger 2275 W. Hubbard Rd. Kuna, Idaho 83634 Phone: (208)949-1118

Education Required
  • Associates Degree or 2 years college

Experience Required
  • Experience in Education with Special Education Experience Prefered

Skills Required
  • Behavior Management

Equal Opportunity Employer

Project Impact STEM Academy 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.