Paraprofessional

Caliber Public Schools - Richmond, California - Full time

About Caliber Public Schools

Caliber’s Mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. Our strengths-based educational program validates, affirms, respects and supports students, families and staff members to reach their full potential. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world..

Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.

As we grow, we are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice to build something new; to be a part of a team that's building something from the ground up. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. We plan to open additional schools in future years as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.

Caliber staff are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement. They validate and affirm the identities, strengths and passions of each person. Staff know that it is everyone’s collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities. We approach situations and people with empathy and kindness.

Position Summary

We are in search of a Paraeducator/ Paraprofessional with broad knowledge of serving students with special needs, compassion and patience for the challenges these students face in the classroom, and creativity to find unique ways to make the curriculum accessible.

This role will be required to be on campus supporting student in person for the 21-22 school year.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementing training around de-escalations and all behavior intervention.
  • Responsible for implementing and following behavior support plans
  • Communicates daily with various groups of people outside the classroom including Adaptive PE, social worker, parents, technician team, vision itinerant, occupational therapist, speech therapist and physical therapist to ensure smooth transition of student services
  • Maintains a daily student's activity log and student work samples
  • Attends parent/teacher conferences and IEP meetings
  • Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in the instruction of an individual student with disabilities including assistance in the laboratories, washrooms, playgrounds, gymnasiums, lunchrooms, libraries, field trips and all other educational settings as determined by the classroom teacher and IEP team
  • Provides reinforcement to individual of direct material initially taught by the classroom and special education teachers
  • Responsible for guiding any independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up by the classroom teacher
  • Maintains accommodations and modifications established by the ed. Specialist for the student's curriculum to the needs of the student as required per IEP
  • Assists individual student in any testing and with special education computer programs
  • Assist a certificated teacher in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of students in specialized programs in a classroom or other learning environment
  • Assist assigned teacher with the implementation of individual education plans
  • Consistently integrate coaching feedback.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Approach professional development with commitment and reflection.
  • Performs other duties as may be necessary and assigned by the classroom teacher and/or administrator

Qualifications

Preferred:

  • Three (3) years of recent experience in a special education setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability, skill, and experience in working with BIPoC populations.
  • Good relationship building skills and ability to build a strong rapport with students.
  • Organized and able to multitask.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bonus: Valid teaching credential or working towards Valid State teaching credential

Required:

  • Required: HS Diploma + 2 years of college OR AA degree (or higher) OR passed CBEST

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

Compensation: Starting pay is $21 / hr. Bilingual: @22.50/hr. All full time staff receive medical, dental and vision benefits + 401K.

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. 

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Role

Teaching

Experience Level

Mid Level

Caliber Public Schools

Caliber's mission is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in colleges, careers, and communities.
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