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Para-Professional - Immediate Need 

Position Para-Professional  
Category Teacher - Para / Aide  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Description

Denver Christian is searching for a Para-professional for both Elementary and High School. This is an immediate need and will go through the end of the current school year. This position can be full or part-time and is paid an hourly rate of $14 an hour.

Position Summary: The Para-Educator supports the designated inclusion student as well as the classroom.

 

General Expectations: Educators at Denver Christian School are exemplary with respect to the following Denver Christian School Faculty Core Competencies:

 

Spiritual Life

Denver Christian School Teachers model an active, vibrant faith life in order to intentionally disciple students and integrate faith and learning into all aspects of a DC education.

 

Commitment

Denver Christian School Teachers demonstrate commitment to the DC mission statement, to student learning, and to a healthy staff climate and culture. DC teachers prepare systematically and learn from experience and professional growth and development.

 

Academic Excellence

Denver Christian School Teachers foster academic excellence because they are qualified in their subject area, passionate about what they teach, skilled at subject and grade specific pedagogy, and innovative and creative in lesson design, implementation and assessment; they are committed to continual improvement in each of these areas.

 

Classroom Management

Denver Christian School Teachers create a healthy and positive learning environment; manage their classroom and learning experiences in a way that allows each student to thrive; build strong, discipling relationships with students; and exercise discipline from a biblical framework.


Leadership

Denver Christian School Teachers actively embrace leadership roles with students, through discipling relationships both in and out of the classroom, and with peers, through meaningful involvement in professional development and professional learning communities.

 

Professional Expectations: In addition to the Employee Handbook and the Faculty Procedures Handbook, the Expectations of Para-Educators include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Provide students with integrated support as directed by Extend team teacher, classroom teacher and/or Extend Coordinator.

  • Work individually or with small groups of students using a variety of techniques to help students with their daily work and/or life skills instruction. Being actively present in the classroom(s) to support the learning of designated students.

  • Assist non-inclusion students when needed in the classroom in conjunction with the classroom teacher.

  • Assist with implementing lesson plans for the inclusion student in consultation with classroom teacher. Adjusting to the varying expectations and routines for each teacher.

  • Support effective classroom behavior management as directed by the classroom teacher.

  • Work with the classroom teacher and Extend team teacher to determine appropriate accommodations/modifications for student(s).

  • Ensure that the support provided helps the student become more independent and encourage academic growth.

  • Communicate with the classroom teacher regularly to ensure knowledge of the students individual learning plan and implementation of necessary accommodation/modifications.

  • Provide a daily written summary/log of the student's academic work in a particular class; informal observations noting student performance regarding the concepts being taught.

  • Facilitate daily communication with parents and the Extend teacher concerning the academic expectations and learning objectives for this student.

  • Duty coverage as needed with inclusion students.

  • Assist student(s) during specials (chapel, art, music, P.E., library) as needed; including recess/lunch if necessary.

  • Off-campus work with students promoting life skills if/as needed.

 

 
Position Requirements

- Undergraduate degree - preferably in the area of education/counseling

- Experience working with children - school setting, church school setting,etc.

- Experience working with students with disabilities

 
Hiring Manager(s) Matt Covey, Tracey Twinam  
About the Organization Denver Christian School is a preschool through high school college preparatory Christian school serving the entire Denver metro area. DC is committed to educating 21st century students, encouraging them to grow in their own strengths, uniqueness, and talents.

Since 1916, Denver Christian School has been educating children: mind, body, and spirit. The preschool through high school program focus has always been inspired from the Lord who said 'Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.'


Our Mission
To inspire and equip students of Christian families to engage the world with Christ's transforming power and love.
At Denver Christian, we aspire to educate students in a diverse, faith-based community. DC nurtures and develops students' personal gifts and prepared them to engage the world as leaders. Our faculty and staff guide students through a process of learning that focuses on knowledge enriched with the arts, technology, athletics, and is rooted in our Christian perspective on education.

Denver Christian School nurtures the individual student. Encouraging students to grow in their own strengths, uniqueness, and talents.

After conducting competitive market analysis, Denver Christian continues to be a clear leader in the Denver-area market for private education value and excellence. We believe that God is excellent and so therefore we strive for excellence in all that we do. From academics to faith formation, life skills, community, and communication, Denver Christian is committed to becoming the standard in educational excellence for Christian families.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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