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INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

New Beginnings Family Academy (learn more)

Bridgeport, Connecticut (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3688129
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 23, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/ Middle School INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT


About New Beginnings Family Academy
Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) offers active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school proudly distinguished by:

•Social, emotional and academic learning steeped in child development best practices
•Small class sizes and two adults per classroom
•An emotionally responsive model that weaves trauma-informed practice into every classroom
•Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom
•Placement at competitive high schools (Kolbe Cathedral, Notre Dame, Fairfield Prep, etc.)

NBFA is located at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT. NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders, employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture:
NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by narrowing the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning to develop essential social, emotional, and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children the foundation to achieve their potential at every stage of life.

Summary
The Instructional Assistant (IA) is responsible for in- and out-of-classroom duties that help Teachers deliver developmentally-appropriate, challenging, and engaging instruction while developing meaningful relationships with students that foster a love of learning. The IA works with the Teacher to build and maintain open lines of communication with families to encourage parents/guardians to become education advocates for their children.

Principal Accountabilities:

•Help Teachers maintain a structured, positive classroom to encourage students to think criticall
•Work with Teachers to ensure continuous student growth. Including, but not limited to, the following tasks:
•Grade student work that Teacher does not need to grade him/herself
•Enter data into PowerTeacher Pro, when appropriate
•Enter data into Student Notes, when appropriate
•Plan some instruction, when appropriate (reading groups, enrichment projects, energizers, morning meeting, closing circle, science projects, etc.)
•Maintain classroom organization i.e. library books in order; update agenda on the board; set-up technology; ensure furniture and materials are in order; make copies, etc.
•Communicate with other team members i.e. e-mail the Specialists about themes; inform Interventionists of a field trip; etc.
•Communicate with families i.e. assist Teacher with phone calls and e-mails; be back-up point-of-contact for room parents
•Update bulletin boards and other displays of student work
•Handle monthly newsletters
•Make anchor charts
•Manage and organize student portfolios
•Maintain cooperative and respectful working relationships with students, parents, and school personnel
•Demonstrate efficient work habits including, but not limited to, punctuality, satisfactory attendance and use of personal time, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, attending grade-level meetings, professional performance of duties, etc.
•Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and leaders

Certification, Knowledge and Skills:
•Associate’s degree plus 1-3 years of experience in education, child care or a related field. Candidates with an Associate’s degree in Education or Early Childhood Education preferred. Be on the teacher track.
•Understand that all work responsibilities are subject to performance goals and/or targets established as part of the Board’s and NBFA’s organizational planning
•Be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to improve practices to help students
•Fervently believe in NBFA’s mission and work diligently to positively impact the life outcomes of students

Benefits:
•Friendly work environment
•Health care plans including medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage (generous portion of premium paid by NBFA)
•Life and AD&D, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
•Professional Development opportunities
•10+ paid national holidays
•Accrued sick time

Classification:
Full-time/40 hours per week/Exempt/185 days

Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 5
  • Salary: $17 Per Hour
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Anna Lavallee
    • 184 Garden Street
    • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605

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