Paul Cuffee Lower School
Paul Cuffee School
Providence, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3406565 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: Lower School Principal
Works closely with: School staff and students

Roles and Qualities:
The role of a teaching partner at Paul Cuffee School is an important one that adds to the overall sense of community amongst both students and teachers.

A successful teaching partner should possess the following characteristics:
  • ability to follow directions
  • ability to multi-task
  • ability to help children problem-solve through conflicts
  • ability to respectfully uphold all school rules and expectations
  • professionalism in terms of dress, speech, punctuality, etc.
  • ability to be respectful to students and adults in all situations
  • flexibility to take on new tasks as needed
  • is responsible
  • takes initiative, has intuition
  • is hard-working
  • is cooperative
  • has skills for multicultural setting
  • has a positive presence and sense of humor
  • has skills to provide academic support (tutoring, small groups, etc.) or a willingness to learn them
  • is reflective and observant
  • is able to demonstrate problem-solving skills in various situations
  • is organized
  • is able to work well with a variety of other adults and is a contributing team member
Duties as a Teaching Partner include, but are not limited to:
  • supervising students at arrival, breakfast, lunch, transitions, study, and/or dismissal, during in school suspensions, and at any time when students are present
  • assisting teachers in any variety of ways:
    - helping organize materials
    - checking in with students at beginning and/or end of day to help them with organization
    - assisting students with classwork and/or projects
    - making copies
    - working with small groups or individual students to preview or review lessons
    - checking in homework, take attendance (if the teacher requests this)
    - correcting papers
    - actively participating in class activities, advisory circle times, field trips, etc.
  • Maintaining high expectations and school rules for students and enforcing those expectations and rules consistently, fairly, and respectfully
  • Working as a part of our behavioral system, as assigned
  • Honoring confidentiality
  • Other duties and tasks, as assigned

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
Associates or Bachelors degree in an education related field OR Completion of a Teacher Assistant Pre-Employment Program approved by the RI Department of Education and a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment. (Financial assistance for the right candidate may be available in order to complete TA Program/ParaPro Assessment) <li>National Background Check (after offer)
  • 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
    Email: horellana@paulcuffee.org