PARAPROFESSIONAL (TEACHER AIDE)

Academies of Math & Science - South Mountain ( learn more )

Academies of Math & Science

Phoenix, Arizona ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3406725
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 25, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Academies of Math and Science
2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year
2018 Runner-Up Reader’s Choice Awards: Best Place to Work

Paraprofessional / Teachers Aide - Start Upcoming School Year
Location: AMS South Mountain campus - 1445 W. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 850415

Are you dedicated to influencing positive changes in at-risk communities by preparing students for college and a successful life and career? Academies of Math and Science (AMS) is an academically advanced charter school network serving predominantly low-income students, with a decade-long track record of being either the highest or one of the highest performing K-8 charter schools in Arizona. As part of the AMS family, your role as a paraprofessional is to work alongside our team of talented educators in guiding motivated students through an advanced curriculum.

As we open new schools and grow by roughly 30% each year, we seek intelligent, data-driven teachers eager to uphold the same academic excellence that made our flagship school in Tucson the 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year. Our results and success support our belief that all students can succeed – no matter their background – with the right programs in place, and more importantly, the right people leading the way. That’s where you come in.

Qualifications & competencies:
High School diploma or equivalent and passed the paraprofessional exam OR Associate’s degree or higher
Prior experience working with children
Meet ONE of the following options:
Hold an associates (or higher) degree or
Completed two years of study (equaling 60 or more credit hours) at an accredited institution of higher education or
Obtained a passing score on an ADE-approved assessment:
ETS ParaPro Assessment
ACT Workkeys
Master Teacher’s Para Educator Learning Network

Preferred:
Bilingual in English and Spanish

Why work for us?
Competitive salaries and bonus pay
Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement (with employer contributions), PTO, and disability and life insurance
Supportive, collaborative culture with incredible coworkers and leaders
Comprehensive training, follow-up coaching, PD, and professional learning communities
Extensive opportunities for career mobility/advancement as our schools and network continue to grow and expand to new areas
The chance to truly make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to a high-quality education
In the words of one of our employees, “[AMS has] incredible curriculum and standards that help students succeed. Administration appreciates staff and they express it throughout the school year, and there are a lot of opportunities for growth within the company. Everyone is always looking for ways to be better for our students! I am proud to work in an encouraging environment that is so uplifting and positive. I can’t say enough great things about AMS.”

Interested in pursuing an AMS career?
Apply in 5 minutes through the link below. Please include the following in PDF or Word format:
1. A detailed resume describing your experience and data-supported accomplishments.
2. A cover letter showcasing your written communication skills and demonstrating your alignment with the AMS mission and competencies.

Compensation: $12 - $15 per hour, DOE

  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    We are a group of 9 highly performing K-8 charter schools in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ, serving 9000 students, 81% of which qualify for or receive free or reduced lunch and 76% of which are ethnic minorities. Our schools dramatically outperform other schools serving similar demographics.

    We use the best methods, systems, and programs available to us at any time to reach our mission of sending kids to college. Our major assumptions are that no matter what difficulties students face in their homes, their achievement largely depends on us and that no kids are too different or too tough to teach. Students' geographies are not their destinies. All students with the desire for a better life can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college. Our program is built to transition motivated students in grades K-8 from a teacher to a student directed education, providing them the skills to succeed in extremely competitive high school programs and ultimately, college.

    Our expectation for students is to pay it forward: to use their education to become mentors, to volunteer, and to take on a personal lifelong mission of improving the human condition for the rest of the world.

    To provide students the education students deserve and to provide the nation, a generation prepared to deal with unsolved and new problems, join us. Help us to turn all students, regardless of their background or the neighborhood they live in, onto the path to college and a better life.

    Let's improve education together. Learn more about us...


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    Academies of Math & Science 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.

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