Teacher Assistant (#260339)
The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). AUSL currently manages 32 turnaround and teacher training schools. When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law. For more information about our schools, visit auslchicago.org.
Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time Classroom Assistants who are professional and poised in their work and use sound judgment in evaluating situations. Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a teacher holding a valid state certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, the Classroom Assistant provides supplementary instruction of pupils; and performs related duties as required.
Responsibilities: * Assists in the supervision of students during lunchroom and playground activities and provides security functions within the school such as monitoring corridors and reviewing student identification cards * ?Assists students in understanding and completing classroom assignments and provides support to teachers in preparing bulletin boards and displaying students work in classrooms * Operates photocopying and duplicating machines to reproduce educational materials * Assists in maintaining the orderly arrangement of classrooms * Greets and directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school * Consults with teachers regarding concerns of individual students * Operates audio-visual equipment such as iPads, projectors, laptops, DVD players, SmartBoards and other technology * Provides tutoring services to students under the supervision of the classroom teacher and assists in collecting and grading students’ homework assignments and examination materials under the supervision of the classroom teacher * Assists in supervising the loading and unloading of students on school busses, as directed * Assists in the receipt, processing, and issuance of new books under the supervision of the classroom teacher * Collects daily classroom absentee reports and contacts parents and guardians to verify causes of student absences * May assist elementary school teachers with wraps and toilet recesses as necessary * May assist in the supervision of the school procedure to sell public transportation passes to students. * Actively participate in professional development training to ensure ongoing growth and to advance skills * Build positive and professional relationships with students and leverage those relationships to establish and maintain productive and safe learning environments and common areas of the building * Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times * Lead efforts to de-escalate inappropriate student behaviors and assist students with maximizing their time on task in classrooms
* Completion of an Associate’s degree from a college or university accredited by the North Central Association, or the successful completion of at least sixty (60) semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association, or successful completion of a Teacher Aide training program approved by the State of Illinois. * ?Good knowledge of proper English grammar and spelling, basic knowledge of mathematics, knowledge of Chicago Public Schools rules and regulations. * Light Work: Exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls. * Ability to work with and for school-aged children, ability to follow written and oral instructions, ability to operate basic office equipment, ability to communicate effectively with the public, ability to work with children and adolescents in maintaining a positive and safe school culture * Proficient with teamwork and collaborating with colleagues and administration * Exhibit passion and the ability to thrive amidst change and challenging conditions while maintaining a positive outlook and forward looking perspective * Possess an attuned appreciation for cultural awareness and competency and a staunch commitment to continuously develop insight and proficiencies related to such matters * Takes personal responsibility for mistakes and learns from them, while consistently following up with analysis and corrective action * Demonstrated ability to keep up with fast paced environments and to multi-task * Sound judgment and ethical practice, commitment to social justice and restorative justice practices * Strong oral communication skills, human relations and interpersonal skills * Impeccable attendance and punctuality * Reside within the city of Chicago * May not be in debt to the city of Chicago * Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check * Mastery in the skill of multi-tasking several high priorities simultaneously
In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
• Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee
Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago, Illinois 60602, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).