Highline Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Location: Private School
Position Type: Temporary
GROUP: Miscellaneous Hourly/On Call/Temporary
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
SUMMARY: This position provides education assistance and support to students who are struggling academically, specifically those most at-risk of failing to meet high academic standards in reading, writing, and math. School Districts receiving Title I grants are required to set aside funds for private school student services. Title I monies cannot be transferred or given directly to the school. All Title I services must be delivered outside of core curriculum activities.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the communityís bold goals and big dreams for its children. The planís promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the communityís deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the planís ambitious goals and is driven by studentsí aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools canít do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Under the direction of a certificated teacher at the Private School, this person will: - Deliver student services as directed by the school and district consultation agreement - Assist in assessing student academic achievement - Assist in Evaluating student progress - Provide assessment data to district three times per school year - Provide monthly updates on student progress - Provide monthly student attendance records - Assist in Scheduling students appropriately in conjunction with Private School administrators and parents
JOB DESCRIPTION: TEMPORARY TITLE I TUTOR FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS Depending on student need, services must be outside of core curriculum time and may include: - Reading, writing, or math tutoring support - One on One Tutoring - Monitoring behavior and progress during computer-assisted tutoring - Assist at Family literacy events - Early childhood programs (not currently established in Highline) - For teachers - professional development activities - For parents - parent involvement activities
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education and Experience AA degree or High school diploma (or equivalent) and 72 college credits or High school diploma (or equivalent) and successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Previous experience working with children in a classroom setting
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Pass a post-hire, pre-employment physical assessment (a requirement of substitute/temporary employment)
KNOWLEDGE OF: Positive behavior interventions such as Check, Connect, & Expect Basic math Writing skills including grammar and punctuation Computer software applications Stages of child development and learning styles Age appropriate activities School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing at all levels Operate a microcomputer and related software Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, collect data, set priorities, and follow instructions Work cooperatively with staff, students and parents in a school environment Make sound decisions and resolve staff conflicts tactfully and diplomatically Monitor student behavior Use basic job-related equipment Problem solve; interpret guidelines, identify issues and create action plans Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion Maintain strict confidentiality Work on a team, especially one made up of office personnel, and troubleshoot end-user problems Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Executive Director - Instruction and Innovation
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will constantly stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to squat, kneel, use hands for fine manipulation, knee stand and push/pull. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.
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