SPED Paraprofesional

  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP OKC is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing scholars from most deserving communities for success in college and life.
 
Who we are: KIPP OKC College Prep Middle School is a high-performing, college-preparatory public charter school. We educate scholars in grades 4-8.

What we do: We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement, social-emotional skill support, and character development in order to create and reinforce a well-rounded culture of achievement. We know that every scholar is different and we personalize learning based on a scholar’s needs, skills, and interests. 
 
How we do it: Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and character building, so our scholars love school and maximize their learning.
 
Why it matters: Great education transforms lives. At KIPP OKC, teachers, scholars, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set scholars up for success in whatever life path they choose. When our scholars graduate from 8th grade, they leave us prepared to enroll at high-performing schools of choice. Additionally, our KIPP OKC alumni complete college at a higher rate above the national average for all scholars, and four times higher than that of scholars from similar economic backgrounds.

Job Description

Responsibilities of a KIPP OKC Teacher include, but are not limited to:

 

Curriculum and Instruction

·         Teach three time blocks daily

·         Planning for one time block daily

·         In collaboration with grade level team, plan and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum that assesses students’ progress

·         Support the collection of data to inform instructional decisions

·         Lead small-group instruction

·         Demonstrate passion for pedagogy

·         Receive phone calls from students nightly until 9:00 pm

·         Teach on Saturday school

Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

·         Work collaboratively with your school team

·         Help maintain school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families

·         Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff

·         Develop positive rapport with students

·         Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment

·         Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture

Family Engagement

·         Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress

·         Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents

Growth Mindset

·         Demonstrate commitment to professional growth as a teacher

·         Pursue challenging professional goals

·         Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement

·         Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. 
  • Commitment to and experience with youth of various cultural and lower economic backgrounds.
  • Satisfactory outcome of a background check.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Salary is commensurate with experience. KIPP OKC teachers earn a salary that is an average of $7k more than the surrounding districts.
  • Employee health insurance coverage
  • Life insurance including AD & D
  • Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System contributions
  • Compensated leave time for illness or personal reasons
  • All staff members are issued a laptop computer and instructional technological equipment.
  • Professional growth and leadership opportunities within KIPP OKC.

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