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Student Services Paraprofessional-Charter school

Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Denver
Eastlake, CO
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
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Job Title: Student Services Paraprofessional

Location: Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Denver (ACAND)- Brighton, CO

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Reports To: Special Education Teacher

Work Days: School days from 7:15 to 3:15

Desired Start Date: August 5, 2024

Wage Range:$20-25 hourly

Position Summary:

Do you desire to join a community of learners who share your passion and want to expand awareness and understanding of the liberal arts? Do you want to help train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education?

Join Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Denver, located at its growing campus in Brighton, CO, just 3 miles from I-25. ACAND is a growing school of over 200 students that offers grades K-8 for the 2024-45 with plans to expand to K-12 by adding one grade per year and is looking to grow our student services team. Ascent Classical Academies is dedicated to the intellectual and moral betterment of students and encourages staff to take their own moral and intellectual improvement seriously as part of a supportive and excellence-driven culture.

We are looking for someone with high standards of excellence, a professional demeanor, and a can-do attitude to join our team and to help us build for the future. The ideal candidate will be a results-driven team player with the capacity to manage multiple projects and thrive in a dynamic environment.

This is a full-time, on-site position based in our school.

Essential Functions:
  • Work with individual or small groups of students who are at-risk to provide educational
  • interventions and progress monitoring, including students with IEPs, 504 plans, or ALPs.
  • Implement small group/individual intervention instruction, progress monitoring, and other activities related to reading support.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information.
  • Attend team/parent meetings as required; provide input to teams regarding student academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Maintain data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress during interventions.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as requested by the Headmaster or Student Services Coordinator.
  • Provide focused accommodations for a few students whose needs require continual or ongoing adult supervision and support.
  • Facilitate communication about students with disabilities between General Education and Special Education Teachers.
  • Provide classical pedagogical support to students with disabilities in line with the school's mission and the IEP.
  • Learn the school's curriculum to support a variety of students
  • Support teachers and students by working to meet students' individual needs
  • Monitor student work to ensure they understand and follow directions
  • Assist with standardized testing and progress monitoring
  • Build strong relationships with students, staff, and families

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Commitment to the policies, mission, and vision of Ascent Classical Academy Charter Schools
  • Commitment to classical education and to the high moral character necessary to sustain ordered liberty and constitutional self-government
  • Knowledge of classical education (or the willingness and desire to learn)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively articulate information and issues
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment, superior organization, and computer skills
  • Ability to develop positive and professional relationships with team members
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and always maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Willingness to complete other related duties as requested
  • Eligibility to work in the United States

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds
  • Must be able to traverse the classroom and adjust one's tone and height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk, working on a computer, or standing
  • Must be able to supervise outdoor activities

Benefits Available:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Employer-covered monthly premiums for specific health, dental, and vision plans for full-time employees
  • Employer contributions to health savings accounts for those opting for high-deductible plans
  • Percentage match to retirement accounts
  • Assistance program featuring free counseling and advisory sessions
  • Paid time off and sick pay
  • Extensive training and mentoring opportunities provided
  • Partnerships with institutions like Hillsdale College for ongoing professional growth and development

Ascent Classical Academy Charter Schools, Inc. (ACACS) is a network of public charter schools in Colorado comprised of four campuses. The governing Board of Directors at ACACS has contracted with Minga Education Group (MEG) to provide employment services for all staff at ACACS. Through this partnership, MEG provides employment services, a personnel system for human resources, benefits, payroll services, and access to a 401(k) plan. For naming purposes, Minga Education Group is the employer.

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