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After School Educator

About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates 40 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 16,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, and delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Every day, our community of students, parents, teachers and staff come together to learn and grow so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a passionate and dedicated team.Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.
The After School Educator provides academic intervention, homework support, and enrichment activities to students as part of a high-quality after school program. S/he independently supervises groups of up to 20 students, facilitates learning and works with other members of the after school program team to meet the academic, social-emotional, behavioral, and physical needs of all students. This position may be responsible for delivering specialized enrichments or intervention programs requiring knowledge/experience in that specialty.
What You Will Do:
Deliver high-quality instruction in assigned academic or enrichment content areas which is developmentally appropriate; differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs
Create an environment of high expectations for learning, student behavior, and staff professionalism
Effectively manage student classroom behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
Maintain a safe and effective environment for academic instruction and/or enrichment activities and comply with all safety and other regulatory and/or funder requirements
Under the guidance of the After School Director or other assigned staff, implement regular assessments and analyze student performance data to drive lesson planning and monitor student progress
As needed, provide whole class, small group, and individualized instruction to students
Collaborate with other afterschool staff, school day teachers and outside service providers to identify unique student needs, diagnose and address learning challenges, and share information about student progress
Support regular communications with parents/families to engage them in the afterschool program to help support student success
Collaborate with Aspire team members to share best practices and improve own and others' instructional skills, including actively participating in professional development, training and coaching opportunities
Fulfill all administrative requirements, including tracking daily student attendance, in accordance with Aspire procedures
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
What You Will Bring:
Ability to effectively plan and implement lessons and program activities
Ability to effectively manage classroom and promote responsible student behavior and decision-making
Knowledge of child and/or youth development concepts and different learning styles; demonstrated enthusiasm for working with young people from high-need and disadvantaged communities
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve own performance, including developing knowledge of Aspire Instructional Guidelines and participating in Aspire professional development
Proficiency in use of computer technology and the internet
Associate's degree or successful completion of 48 units of college credit
Experience working with children or youth in a school or community-based setting
1+ year as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred
Compensation:
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


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