Achievement Preparatory Academy ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2873655
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 20, 2018

Job Description

Position Overview

An Achievement Prep Dedicated Aide is assigned to work with a specific scholar with a disability. The Dedicated Aide accompanies the scholar to all classes during the school day, implements the scholar’s behavior plan, provides individualized attention and assistance during academic classes and co-curriculars, and support the scholar during lunch, recess, and other portions of the day as specified by the Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Occasionally, the Dedicated Aide may divide her/his time between multiple scholars, if IEPs require.  This position typically works Monday – Friday during school hours for scholars at a rate of $15 per hour.


Reports to: Scholar Support Coordinator


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Effective Differentiated Instruction

  • Model appropriate spoken and written language skills at ever opportunity
  • Coach assigned scholar on the DREAM values (Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, Mastery)
  • Work with scholar on academic tasks specified in daily lesson plans
  • Collect observations and data on scholar learning and behavior
  • Maintain and complete documentation of scholar work

Positive Scholar Behavior and Classroom/School Culture

  • Engage with, or closely supervise assigned scholar at all times
  • Model and encourage assigned scholar and classmates to succeed in demonstrating the DREAM values
  • Implement supports and consequences specified
  • Maintain and complete documentation of scholar behavior

Scholar Safety and Physical Well-Being

  • Ensure an adult is with assigned scholar during all hours specified in IEP
  • Promptly retrieve scholar for related services
  • Move with scholar to all locations when the child is not working 1:1 with another adult
  • Accompany scholar within total school environment to ensure sage ratios and continue to provide services as appropriate
  • Ask for help when a child’s behavior threatens his/her own or others’ safety
  • Contact Mental Health Clinicians and/or Dean(s) of Solutions during periods of crisis as a means of managing escalating behaviors

Maintenance of School and Organizational Culture

  • Collaborate with staff to advance the school’s mission and communicate that mission to its constituents
  • Adhere to and enforce school-wide protocols and policies
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities, inside and outside of the school
  • Participate in regular team meetings with classroom teacher(s) and special education teacher(s)


Required Characteristics

Above all, we are looking for individuals who

  • Possess an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement and character development of all scholars.
  • Commit to carrying out our mission on a daily basis.
  • Embody and model our core values of Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery.
  • Maintain a high level of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Manage time, tasks, deadlines and responsibilities to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Core Competencies

  • High level of personal accountability for student growth and academic results
  • Openness to give and receive feedback to facilitate the growth and achievement of both scholars and faculty

Education & Experience

  • Associate’s degree or higher
  • Prior experience working with students with disabilities (preferred)



  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 – 1:30pm


As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Achievement Preparatory Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Valerie Evans , Chief Talent Officer
    • 908 Wahler Place, SE
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20032

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