INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE, BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH (6 HR/DAY, 10 MO)

Cambridge Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3313611
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 2, 2020

Job Description

Amigos School Community:

La Escuela Amigos está dedicada a una sólida tradición de excelencia en la educación bilingüe del inglés y el español.

 

Two-way immersion develops high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism, and cultural competencies among students and contributes to the long-term preparation of students for the global economy. Bringing culturally diverse students together in situations in which each has equal status spurs motivation and promotes cohesion, community building, and cooperation.

 

The Opportunity:

The instructional aide will work as an assistant teacher under the direction of the classroom teacher and the principal. The aide will assist the teacher in providing students with instruction in Spanish and English and in the planning and developing a positive learning environment focused on high academic achievement in two languages. In addition, the aide will work with pupils individually and in small group activities, make and prepare instructional materials and assist with recess and lunch supervision. 

 

The successful candidate will work cooperatively with grade level, cluster and whole-school teams of teachers, including specialists in the areas of ESL, SSL, and Special Education. The successful candidate must help implement an academically and linguistically active curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and socially/culturally responsive to the needs of the dual language student population. 

 

Your Skill Set

As the incoming Instructional Aide you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • High levels or native language proficiency in Spanish and English, including listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing. 
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of students, their needs, and interests. 
  • Familiarity with technology and online teaching methods.
  • Previous and successful experience working in a multicultural environment and demonstrated implementation of culturally responsive practices that includes students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. 

How to Join Our Team:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and commitment to equity in education meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

 

At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Bilingual Education
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Cambridge Public Schools
    • 159 Thorndike Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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