Paraprofessional

Who You Are

  • An education reformer with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
  • Desire to assist students with special needs in a rigorous, college preparation learning environment.
  • Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved.
  • A graduate of an Associate’s degree program (required), with experience working with children in an educational setting (preferred).

What You’ll Do

  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff.
  • Assist the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Monitor work, correct papers, and supervise curriculum-based tasting and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff.
  • Serve as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.
  • Perform clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.
  • Alert the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.
  • Perform assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips.
  • Perform assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, bathroom, and clothing routines.
  • When requested, serve as a resource person to the Academic Collaboration Team in Response to Intervention, IEP/504, and/or ELL efforts.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.
  • Participate in in-service training programs as approved.
  • Perform other such duties/assignments as directed by the certified staff.
  • Assist as directed by certified staff in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an integrated setting, as determined by the IEP/Title 1/ESL Team(s).

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop. Along with participating in the mandatory NJ Pension Plan, employees have the choice of enrolling in a pre-tax 403b or post-tax Roth IRA with Democracy Prep.

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Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.


See Inside the Office of Democracy Prep Public Schools

Founded in 2005, Democracy Prep is on a mission to educate responsible citizen-scholars for a life of active citizenship. Built on a “no excuses” model, Democracy Prep’s network of schools serves over 5,000 scholars who prove year after year that demographics do not determine destiny, and that low-income students can be successful in the college of their choice.


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