The mission of Hamlin Robinson School (HRS) is to ignite the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Since its founding in 1983, HRS stands as the only school in the state of Washington exclusively serving the unique academic and social/emotional needs of students with dyslexia. It is our vision for students who struggle in traditional settings to experience the classroom as a welcoming and safe place for learning.
Hamlin Robinson School has been at the forefront of serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences for almost 40 years. Our purpose is to fill an unaddressed gap in the K-12 education system failing to adequately address the learning needs of up to 20% of the student population; those with dyslexia and unexplained reading challenges.
Our program is in high demand because of our reputation and record of success with students who learn differently, and our specially trained faculty who teach students accordingly. HRS utilizes the most effective known method of whole-class literacy instruction, which is a comprehensive, multi-sensory approach adaptive to the full curriculum of the school. Most importantly, students learn in the way suiting their needs. For many, HRS is the first place they experience success, confidence, pride, and a sense of belonging in school. And for parents, it is the first time they witness their student enjoying school.
Hamlin Robinson School values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
WHO YOU ARE
You are collaborative, resilient, flexible, diplomatic, confident, patient, and possess a sense of humor and professional presence.
You have experience working with children, knowledge about child development, and possess strong conflict resolution skills.
You have a bachelor’s degree.
You possess the skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Office 365. Experience in technology classrooms or tech support is a plus.
You take initiative, demonstrate flexibility and possess a willingness to learn.
You can work collaboratively and independently with various levels of a school environment.
You have excellent communication skills.
You have a desire and ability to work with children with learning differences.
You love to innovate, connect with community, and build relationships.
Position: Program Aide
Reports to: Auxiliary Programs Manager
Job Classification: Full time, 12-month non-exempt
Supervise students during morning drop-off, recess, lunch periods, assemblies, after-school program, bus loading and other school activities.
Supervise students during Afternoon Extended Day and other after-school programs and tasks.
Collaborate with the after-school programs team to help prepare weekly and daily lesson plans and activities.
Supervise the sign-out and release of students to parents/caregivers.
Lead after school games, activities, and projects with students.
Support administrative staff in maintaining school equipment and environment.
Assist during teacher absences and provide instructional support as needed.
Maintain a positive attitude and connect well with students and families amid challenges and learning obstacles.
Answer phone calls and step in to cover and manage the Front Desk.
Assist with clerical/administrative tasks as needed.
Attend and participate in school events.
Prepare rooms/assembly areas for special projects, activities, and events.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Position Classification: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b (up to 7% employer match), Life insurance, Pet insurance, and long-term disability.
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.
Hamlin Robinson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HRS values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientation.