Paul Cuffee Lower School
Paul Cuffee School
Providence, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3406564 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 25, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
  • This position is posted until filled; however, Administration reserves the right to begin interviewing after 5 days
Reports to: School Principal and Head of School
Hours: 1.0 FTE

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests across all disciplines (differentiated instruction).
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework. Provide students with feedback in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assessments and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Guide students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help and enrichment tasks for students who require extra challenges.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Confer with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Prepare for daily lessons, and show written evidence of preparation when requested by immediate supervisors.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to insure understanding and prevent injuries and damage.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  • Supervise, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  • Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities, in order to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play and learning.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall, recess, cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading as needed.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and take inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
  • Be responsible for renewing certifications and keeping them current.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Paul Cuffee Lower School!

Established in 2001, Paul Cuffee School is an independent K-12 public charter school for 800+ Providence youth. Students are admitted by a state mandated, randomized public lottery. Siblings and children of employees are given waiting list preference. Our predominantly low-income population identifies as 90% non-white, and 19% have diagnosed special needs. Social and civic responsibility, life-long learning, and academic achievement distinguish our community as does our inclusive school culture, small class sizes and differentiated instruction. Paul Cuffee Lower School embraces a hands-on, student-centered philosophy of learning. Because we keep class sizes small, teachers and students have an opportunity to work closely together and students can more easily learn to take care of themselves, one another, their school, and their planet. We offer a stimulating, enriching, and engaging learning environment where students thrive. Our faculty is committed to determining how every child learns and grows and to providing the instruction and support that will help each child succeed. Students here are cared for, respected, and treated as unique individuals. In addition to academics, we focus on developing and modeling important life skills such as social responsibility and personal initiative. We value the creativity and innovation of all stakeholders. <b>Paul Cuffee School Mission Statement</b>: Paul Cuffee School, a K-12 public charter school of choice, educates a diverse community of students from Providence, Rhode Island. We respect each individual and the world we share. This quality of our community is central to our mission. In the spirit of Paul Cuffee’s life, we teach students to value and practice personal initiative, perseverance, and social responsibility. Our School accomplishes these goals through a rigorous academic program which, enriched with maritime experiences, fosters discovery and critical thinking. We prepare students for higher education, lifelong learning, and active citizenship.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Paul Cuffee School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Valid Rhode Island Early Childhood Teacher Certificate required. <li>National Background Check (after offer)
  • Postgraduate Certificate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Helen Orellana
    459 Promenade Street
    Providence, Rhode Island 02908
    Phone: 401-453-2626
    Fax: 401-453-4964