Meridian Public Charter School ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3730356
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 30, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement.

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Latinx populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful campuses with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

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We are seeking dedicated aides for the 2021-22 school year. A Dedicated Aide works from 7:45 am - 3:45 pm during the regular academic year. The position may require occasional evening and/or weekend commitments outside of the regular school hours. A Dedicated Aide is paid on an hourly basis and is responsible for the following:
  • Support the creation of environments and instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Assist students with participating in daily classroom lessons and routines
  • Collaborate in the implementation of daily lesson plans by supporting students’ access to instructional material
  • Use positive affect and communication techniques that are sensitive to student’s needs
  • Administer tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of supporting students
  • Consistently implement behavioral and academic strategies as per students’ IEPs
  • Communicate with teachers as may be required for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
  • Maintain student records; assist teachers in regularly observing students and tracking student progress
  • Provide assistance to the implementation of physical and occupational therapy, speech and language, vision and hearing support programs as needed for the student
  • Assist students with gross and fine motor activities including personal hygiene, feeding and toileting
  • Assist student with school meals (breakfast, lunch, snack), including carrying trays, organizing meal trays for students, and cleaning up meals
  • Work with families to support the progress of assigned students
  • Respond to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, students, etc.) in order to resolve issues, providing information and/or direction
  • Actively monitor students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment
  • Attend student, grade level, content level, and school meetings as assigned by administration or designee
Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience:
  • High school degree or GED equivalent
  • Trained in therapeutic restraint tactics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Strong communication skills in order to ensure effective, positive interactions with teaching team, staff, parents and students
  • Solution focused and goal oriented
  • Energetic, reliable, and flexible
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative work environment
  • Ability to maintain a patient and supportive relationship with assigned students required
    Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to help Meridian continue to grow from good to great?

    Apply today to the Dedicated Aide position!


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Individual Aide
  • Job Requirements

    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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