Instructional Assistant SY20-21 (Perry Street Prep)
About Perry Street Prep
Perry Street Prep serves 400+ elementary and middle school students in Northeast DC. We are a community of diverse learners, with students from all eight wards of the city, that builds relationships with families and empowers students to be college-ready and to thrive in a global society. Our goal is to provide every student, PreK-8th grade, with the knowledge, the attitudes and the support they will need to succeed in rigorous high schools and beyond.
Perry Street Prep students have PRIDE: perseverance, respect, integrity, dependability, and excellence. Our school culture emphasizes PRIDE qualities, and our faculty and staff help our students strive to embody them.
Our diverse, committed, and driven staff have led Perry Street Prep to become one of the highest performing schools in Washington, DC. In 2019, we earned the distinction of Tier I, the highest performance rating given by the DC Public Charter School Board, designation as an ESEA Distinguished School by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for exceptional student achievement by our students with disabilities, and the selection as a 2019 Bold Performance School by EmpowerK12.
For additional information about Perry Street Prep, visit pspdc.org.
Teaching at Perry Street Prep
We are seeking an Instructional Assistant to work with K-8th grade students to begin immediately. The position is a full-time, salaried, 10-month position and will be in-person.
The Instructional Assistant is responsible for assisting teachers to ensure students' academic achievement as well as contributing to a dynamic and rigorous school culture. S/he assists in responding to student data, providing small group and individualized instruction, and substituting for teachers when needed. IA’s monitor and sustain a rigorous curriculum and high standards learning environment that focuses on achieving dramatic improvement in student academic achievement.
An Instructional Assistant has a variety of responsibilities, including:
Assist in educational and social development of scholars under the guidance and supervision of the lead teacher
Help maintain student and classroom organization
Assist in the implementation of the lesson plans
Work with students in small groups
Aid in the execution of bathroom, food service and recreational duties
Substitute teach when a teacher is absent
Other duties as assigned
Candidates should have the following qualifications and embody the following qualities:
An Instructional Assistant must comply with the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLB") which requires that all instructional assistants or paraprofessionals working in Title I schools must be "highly qualified." In order to be "highly qualified" under Section 1119 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, instructional paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development ("GED"), and must meet one of the following requirements:
Possess an Associate's degree from an accredited college/university, or;
Complete two years of full-time study (minimum 48 credit hours) at an accredited college/university;
Successfully complete the ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of at least 461.
Possess a commitment to educating students for academic achievement and empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Believe in the capacity of every student for high academic achievement and a commitment to creating a highly-structured, effective, and fun learning environment.
Compensation and Benefits
Perry Street Prep offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
How to Apply
Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today!
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.