Part-time, Instructional Aide
Instructional Aide, Morning hours. Job Opening (beginning August 2016)
Overview Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning is an innovative K-8 public education option located in Perry, UT. Promontory is seeking an Instructional Aide to support the teaching staff in effectively educating students. At Promontory, students trade in rows of desks and fill-in-the blank worksheets for hands-on activities guided by meaningful, project-based instruction. Expeditionary Learning is a nationally recognized education reform model that emphasizes high academic achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. The mission of Promontory is: To provide a rich educational environment that views learning as an Expedition and uses the study of Great Thinkers to cultivate the value of excellence and the love of knowledge. Using investigation and discovery to make connections to ideas and our community, we empower children to embrace challenge, act with humanity, and become the Great Thinkers of the 21st century.
Please visit our website, www.promontoryschool.org to learn more about Promontory.
Description of Position Under the supervision of the director, the instructional assistant collaborates with a team of four middle school teachers to implement instructional strategies based on student needs. The instructional aide will assist teachers with instruction in math, reading, science, fieldwork and physical education in a classroom community. The aide will assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students. The instructional aide is the primary substitute when teachers need to be about of the building. Aides have daily lunchroom or recess supervision duties.
Experience and Education • High school diploma or equivalent • Training or experience that clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities detailed below is required.
Philosophy Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a deep commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Promontory School.
Major Responsibilities • Works with an individual student or small group of students to reinforce learning of materials and skills initially introduced and outlined by teaching staff. • Assists with physical education instruction for larger groups of students. • Assists with larger groups of students, enabling the teaching staff to work with smaller focus groups. • Assists teaching staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities. • Monitors instruction, work, activities, and behavior of students as assigned by the teaching staff. • Performs clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the teaching staff. • Alerts the teaching staff to any problem or special information about an individual student or students. • Performs assigned supervision of students as assigned by the teaching staff. • Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.
Other Information: • Up to 29 hours a week • Working days follow school calendar • $8.75/hour • Position constitutes an employee at-will
Position opened until filled.