2018-2019: Kindergarten Instructional Assistant

Caliber Schools - Vallejo, CA - Full time

Caliber Schools - Vallejo, CA - Full time


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Position Summary

We are always looking for compassionate, exceptional educators to join our team! You’ll work collaboratively with your colleagues to drive the achievement of all students in your grade level. You will be encouraged and supported to lead engaging, personalized, and rigorous lessons that integrate our four pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act. You will use data to drive your instruction, regularly assessing student learning to ensure that each child’s personalized learning plan addresses their unique needs and goals for growth. You'll equitably support the development of each child through restorative practices and social-emotional learning strategies. You will build meaningful relationships with families because you believe they are partners, and play a critical role in student success

You will also receive weekly training and support through high-quality professional development and tailored one-on-one coaching.

  • You will work closely with your mentor teacher in order to use data to drive your instruction
  • With the support from your mentor teacher, you will help to plan high quality lessons, assess students, and reflect on student performance.
  • In collaboration with partner teachers, and mentor teacher you will support our students social emotional development through Restorative Justice, Mindfulness and PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.

Our Core beliefs

We are looking for teachers who are strongly aligned with our mission and teaching model. Our foundational tenets include:

  • Unwavering belief in all children’s potential. We hold high expectations for every child and support their path to get to and through college.
  • Personalization. We believe every child is different and each learns differently.
  • Innovation and Technology. We embrace new ideas, continually refine our teaching model based on what works. We prepare our students for the jobs of the future.
  • Data-Driven Decisions. We are results-focused and use multiple measures to drive instruction.
  • A holistic approach. We believe children need explicit social and emotional skill development to support their success in college, career and life.

What We Look For

It takes a special teacher to work at Caliber. We look for the following values/attributes in our teachers:

  • Agents of change – you look to reimagine and disrupt the traditional teaching environment
  • Flexible and adaptable – you thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing setting
  • Strategic Thinker – you are motivated by constant review and evaluation of student progress
  • Highly collaborative –you work best being interdependent with your colleagues and making decisions collectively as a team
  • Personal Growth Enthusiast – you are self-aware, reflective and seek out ongoing feedback and coaching to continue to improve your craft
  • Strong Commitment – you are resilient in the face of challenge, you are proactive and take initiative to seek out solutions


  • In partnership with a mentor teacher, develop academically rigorous lessons
  • Daily awareness of individual student’s progress and learning needs
  • Work with the other teachers to create and implement interdisciplinary lessons and develop effective pedagogical strategies; work collaboratively with lead teacher to design, plan, implement and assess student learning
  • Create professional learning goals each year; willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Implement and support school wide social emotional programming.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.



  • Proven track record of building positive relationships with students
  • Manage classroom behavior
  • Create an engaging curriculum
  • Work with small groups


  • Comfort with technology: basic skills in navigating computer hardware and software
  • Organizational skills: ability to manage
  • Analytical and problem solving ability:
  • With support from mentor teacher, use data to drive instruction and results
  • Communicates effectively with others: shares ideas directly and respectfully & advocates for needs
  • Comfort with case management of approximately 90 students in the grade level
  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not required


  • Flexible and adaptable: thrives in experimental environment where innovation drives enhancements
  • A reflective, Continuous Learner:
  • Welcomes feedback and coaching from peers and administration.
  • Eager to be professionally developed
  • Resilience: Self-motivated and takes initiative in the face of challenge
  • Highly collaborative: willingness to be a team player


  • Required: HS Diploma + 2 years of college OR AA degree (or higher) OR passed CBEST
  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bonus: Valid teaching credential or working towards Valid State teaching credential

Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.

Caliber Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Caliber Schools

Caliber Schools is a new Bay Area based network of charter schools.Our mission is to prepare all of our students for success in competitivefour-year colleges and beyond. 

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