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Special Education Teaching Assistant (July 2019)

at Rocky Mountain Prep

Posted: 2/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: a82be112-47af-4ba7-b6c7-8122081dcc69

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Special Education Teaching Assistant (July 2019)

Denver/Aurora CO

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About Rocky Mountain Prep

Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the greater Denver Area. Rocky Mountain Prep opened its first school in 2012 with 130 students and has grown to four schools, working with over 1,500 scholars across two districts. Grounded in our culture of rigor and love, our schools consistently outperform local districts academically, while also ensuring our scholars are developing in our PEAK values of perseverance, excellence, adventure, and kindness.

Our Mission

Every child realizes their full potential through a rigorous and loving elementary education.

Our Vision and Commitment to Equity

We know potential is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We believe
children deserve access to a great public education. Our commitment to equity and academic rigor means that we help every student achieve. Our culture of love and inclusion means that we welcome, support, and challenge everyone with kindness and respect. You can see more about our commitment to equity

Where We Work

The Denver metro area is a vibrant and diverse community with great restaurants, outstanding culture, and access to all of the beauty and outdoor activities of Colorado. Our schools currently span four locations, and campuses will continue to grow each year to serve Pre-K through 5th grade.

Who We Seek

First and foremost, we are looking for staff members that deeply believe that
child deserves an outstanding education, and that with the right supports,
child can realize his or her full potential. Our staff members have incredible growth mindsets - we don't see problems, we see possibilities, and each and every one of us has a deep desire to continue to grow and learn. We also bring a track record of success and achievement from our previous classroom experiences or other educational and professional pursuits.

Our staff believes that when you love someone, you hold them to high expectations - and we apply this to our own work, the work of our colleagues, and the work of our scholars. We take our work seriously, but ourselves less so - we laugh and joke and bring joy to work every day. And finally, we value a diversity of perspectives and experiences, recognize the humanity of those around us, and seek to build an inclusive environment that models what we wish to see in the world.

Overall, we're good people with big hearts, who care a whole lot about our people - both big and small - and are constantly improving our practice to be the staff our scholars truly deserve.

As a Special Education teaching assistant at Rocky Mountain Prep, you will provide academic and behavioral support to scholars in our multi-intensive self-contained special education program. You will be responsible for assisting students with severe needs in learning to be as independent as possible in everyday living.

Our Special Education teaching assistants...

Instruct small and large groups in academics, sensory skills, art, monetary skills, domestics and recreation

Monitor students and assist in instructing hygiene skills including brushing teeth, using deodorant, combing hair, toileting, diapering, etc.
Feed and supervise eating including spoon feeding and tube feeding
Provide supervision in classroom, physical education, clinic, lunchroom, playground and to and from buses
Implement behavioral, academic, socio-emotional, and other goals
Complete additional tasks and procedures as assigned by lead teacher and administration

In order to be a teaching assistant at RMP, you must...

Demonstrate strong perseverance, excellence, adventure and kindness

Have a growth mindset and want to create the very best environment for every scholar
Provide evidence of completing high school or a GED
Pass a background check
Demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States

Compensation for this position is $25,000 plus full-benefits and paid time-off.

RMP is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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