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About InspireNOLA

As the highest performing open-admission charter network in the city of New Orleans, InspireNOLA is working to inspire and transform an educational movement where students can develop the academic and personal skills necessary to be prepared for college, their community and the world. InspireNOLA currently operates eight public charter schools and educates over 5,500 students, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

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Position Overview 

Under the supervision of an administrator and general direction of a classroom teacher, the paraprofessional will assist the teacher in the education of students including management of student behavior; record keeping; instructional assistance; classroom safety, security and organization; and interaction and communication with students, support staff, and parents/guardians. 

Responsibilities 

  • Report and sign in on time daily.
  • Actively monitor students during all duties which include, but not limited to bus, morning, lunch, dismissal and class transitions.
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills introduced by the teacher.
  • After initial instruction by teacher, provides one-on-one and group instruction.
  • Assist the classroom teacher with modifying or adapting instruction for students with disabilities.
  • Assist the teacher with accurate classroom record keeping (attendance, tardiness, gradebook).
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to students as needed.
  • Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work with students as set up and assigned by the teacher.
  • Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips.
  • Maintain the same level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of teachers.
  • Evaluate student progress on work assignments and share with teacher.
  • Maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning.
  • Maintain professionalism at all times. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Professionalism in attire (no flip-flops. Attire determined inappropriate by admin will be addressed individually)
  • Discussions/conferences involving or concerning students and parents are to be conducted in an office or conference room; not in hallway or front office
  • Be proactive in dealing with behavioral issues and adhere to school discipline policies for infractions
  • Assist the teacher with keeping accurate records of students assigned to behavior modification/intervention plans
  • Maintain established schedule throughout the day and sign out when it is necessary to leave campus
  • Actively participate in weekly professional development and maintain an individual growth plan
  • Reinforce and maintain InspireNOLA school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations
  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

High School Diploma or equivalent 

You must meet one of the following requirements: 

  • Pass the ETS Para-Pro Assessment
  • Have two years of full-time study (48 semester credit hours) from an accredited institution with a total of 15 hours of general education course requirements shall include English/Composition (3 hours), English/Reading (6 hours), and Mathematics (6 hours)
  • Have an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited institution 


 Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels
  • Strong commitment to do whatever it takes for all our students 
  • Belief that structure is a critical driver of student success
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team
  • Goal-driven, self-reflective and analytical problem solver 

Compensation & Benefits 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. InspireNOLA offers a comprehensive benefits package along with TRSL. 

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.  

 

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