Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children? Are you inspired by the chance to join an innovative educational community?
The Grayson School is seeking Classroom Assistants (CA) to work collaboratively with Lead Teachers in support of classroom instruction that facilitates student success and keeps the school day running smoothly.
CAs embody certain qualities that make them effective in their jobs, including flexibility, dependability, good communication skills, and a love for children and learning. Specific CA tasks vary depending on grade, school needs, Lead Teacher needs, and individual CA skill level. A list of general responsibilities follows:
Embody the school's culture and practices for equity and inclusion.
Support curricular programming goals and teaching strategies while reinforcing student learning strategies whether in-person or working remote.
Support academic and developmental goals that have been set for students.
Communicate proactively and professionally about students with teaching staff, non-teaching staff, and supervisors, as appropriate.
Conduct work activities in a professional manner.
Actively support teachers by checking classwork, supporting students during classroom assignments and activities, and organizing materials.
Supervise students during specials (such as art, music, and physical education), lunchtime, recess, and arrival/dismissal.
Substitute for classroom teachers when necessary, including if the Lead Teacher is working remotely for a period of time.
Provide individual or small group instruction under the guidance of the Lead Teacher.
Maintain confidentiality about student medical conditions, diagnoses, or other confidential information.
Engage in professional growth opportunities during the year.
CAs work closely with Lead Teachers and report to the Director of Lower School and Academic Dean. Our approach embraces family engagement and whole-child development, actively stimulating the intellectual, social-emotional, and physical well being of each of our students in active partnership with their families.
YOU MUST HAVE:
Up-to-date (less than 1-year-old) clearances prior to beginning work, including Federal Criminal History, PA State Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Mandated Reporter training, TB test, Act 168, and any additional required clearances.
Minimum of associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
An appreciation of both the intellectual and the social-emotional needs of gifted children.
IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF:
You have experience working with gifted children.
You have experience with PBIS.
You hold a Pennsylvania teaching certificate or private academic certification.
You have a secret superpower.
The Grayson School prohibits discrimination against and harassment of students and/or school employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, and/or any other protected characteristics under all applicable laws or school policies in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies, athletics, and other school-administered programs and activities. The Grayson School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are fully committed to creating a just, equitable, and inclusive community at our school.
About The Grayson School
The Grayson School is Pennsylvania's only independent non-profit school offering an accelerated academic program created specifically for gifted learners in grades PreK-12. Our innovative, research-based curriculum provides challenging academics, project-based learning, and individualized pacing in a safe and nurturing environment.