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Instructional Assistant

Title
Instructional Assistant
Location
New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden St., Bridgeport, CT 06605
Description
TO APPLY: PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO employment@nbfacademy.org

Principal Accountabilities

1. Help teachers maintain a structured, positive classroom that encourages students to think critically.

2. Work with teachers to ensure continuous student growth. This includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
a) Grade student work that teacher does not need to grade him/herself;
b) Enter data into PowerTeacher Pro, when appropriate;
c) Enter data into Student Notes, when appropriate;
d) Plan some instruction, when appropriate (reading groups, enrichment projects, energizers, morning meeting, closing circle, science projects, etc.);
e) Maintain classroom organization (i.e. library books in order, update agenda on the board, set up technology, ensure furniture and materials are in order, make copies, etc.);
f) Communicate with other team members (i.e. e-mail the specialists about themes; inform interventionists of a field trip; etc.);
g) Communicate with families (i.e. assist teacher with phone calls and e-mails; be back-up point-of-contact for room parents);
h) Update bulletin boards and other displays of student work;
i) Handle monthly newsletters;
j) Make anchor charts;
k) Manage and organize student portfolios.

3. Maintain cooperative and respectful working relationships with students, parents and school personnel.

4. Demonstrate efficient work habits including, but not limited to, punctuality, satisfactory attendance and use of personal time, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, attending grade-level meetings and professional development, professional performance of duties, etc.

5. Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers and leaders.
Benefits
NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:

Positive and Friendly Work Environment
Health care which includes medical, dental and vision coverage (generous portion of the employee premium is paid by NBFA)
Life and AD&D, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
Professional Development Opportunities
Eight (8) paid national holidays
Accrued sick time
Requirements
Certification, Knowledge and Skills:

The Instructional Aide must:

Be available to work Monday - Friday (school days) 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. / 35 hr. per week
Be on the teacher track and have one-three (1-3) years of experience in education, child care or a
related field preferably with elementary school students
Candidates with an AA degree in Education or Early Childhood Education preferred.

Understand that all work responsibilities are subject to performance goals and/or targets established as
part of the Board’s and NBFA’s organizational planning.

Be willing and able to receive constructive criticism to improve practices to help students.

Believe in NBFA’s mission and work diligently to positively impact the life outcomes of students.

TO APPLY: PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: employment@nbfacademy.org
Start Date
8/22/2019
Salary
17.40/Hr.
Contact TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume & cover letter
Phone: (203) 384-2897 ext. 221
Fax: Please use e-mail
employment@nbfacademy.org
184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605
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