Endeavor College Prep, Full-Time Teaching Assistant (2017-2018) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles, CA

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Date published: 19-Jan-2017

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Endeavor College Prep is a kindergarten through eighth grade charter school serving children from the historically underserved neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and surrounding eastside communities. Our student population is 99% Latino and 97% free/reduced lunch, and among the highest performing in the state.  We earned a 2013 API score of 870, are ranked 10 out of 10 for similar schools, became a California Distinguished School in 2012, and were ranked #8 in USC’s annual list of top charter schools in the state. 

Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers who share a passion for closing the achievement gap.   We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning enjoyable for our scholars and teachers.  We believe that a teaching assistant would be an incredible help to our existing teacher team, and we also hope that the right TA might become a full-time teacher with us next year.

 

Position Summary

 

This position includes work for the School during normal school hours and may also include work in the after-school program should you be hired by the School’s after-school program administrator. Any work in the after-school program will have its own terms and conditions, including but not limited to the rate of pay, as determined by that employer. 

 

The teaching assistant’s primary duties include:

  • Helping classroom teachers and our special education teacher with small group interventions in reading, math, and/or writing
  • Administering one-on-one assessments with students
  • Working with teachers to build school culture, following the school-adopted norms and consequences
  • Supervising students during morning break and/or lunch/recess
  • Supervising students during homework help after school
  • Translating for parent meetings (if bilingual)
  • Making copies, grading papers, entering grades, updating trackers, and changing bulletin boards for classroom teachers as needed
  • Assisting in office as needed
  • Attending relevant professional development sessions
  • When needed, TAs with an appropriate credential may substitute teach for classroom teachers

 

General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Faculty & Staff

 

All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications.  Ideal candidates for employment at Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

 

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission
  • Embodiment of Endeavor College Prep’s PRIDE values -- preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
  • Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
  • Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance
  • Model lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development
  • Demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for themselves, their students, and their colleagues
  • Experience working with urban student populations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications
  • Regular, punctual attendance, and professional appearance
  • Appropriate California credentials and qualifications required by No Child Left Behind
  • Bachelor’s Degree, OR 90 units completed and currently enrolled in a university program
  • If hired:
    • Fingerprint clearance
    • TB test clearance
    • CPR/First Aid clearance
    • Submission of transcripts to show degree conferred
    • Emergency substitute credential (includes taking and passing the CBEST)

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • CA teaching credential (in special education, multiple subject, ELA, or math) with English learner authorization
  • Proof of CA basic skills requirement (CBEST) met
  • Fluency in Spanish 

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