Charter School Teacher Aide

Position: Full time
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Certificate Number: N/A / Job Order: 2022-407/ 1 Position

MISSION:

RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, a “B” rated Title I Charter School in Collier County, is seeking an energetic, passionate Teacher Aide.

RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, serving the area for more than twenty-one years, is dedicated to opening doors of opportunity for the children of Florida’s farmworkers and agricultural migrants. Most students in our small, community-oriented classes are English Language Learners of Central American heritage with big dreams of making their mark. Our teachers often comment on how privileged they feel to work with young people who so greatly appreciate learning! In order to best serve our student population, the school is a dual language program school (50:50, English/Spanish), with a one-way immersion model.

Our successful K-8 Charter School is located in Immokalee, Florida, in Collier County. Our school serves approximately 340 children, with two homerooms per grade level from K-8; our small size allows us to serve our students and their families on a personal level.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA, is a non-profit corporation serving Florida agriculture workers and their children for more than fifty years. RCMA was recently named as a “Schools of Hope operator” by the State Board of Education, a prestigious designation for non-profit, charter school operators.

CORE COMPETENCIES:     

Accountability Flexibility
Communication Commitment to personal and professional development

 

BENEFITS:

RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. In addition, eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the direction of the Charter School Director/Principal, function as a team to carry out teaching assignments. To work as a team to implement approved Charter School Educational program components.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • To safeguard the health and safety of all scholars.
  • To support and work collaboratively with teachers so that scholars may achieve academically in the areas of language, literacy, math, social studies, science, arts, physical development through classroom instruction utilizing approved curricula and strategies.
  • To assist scholars in developing cognitive, social, emotional and psychomotor skills appropriate to age, grade and ability through daily instruction and related activities.
  • Establish a good rapport with scholars and parents. Communicate scholar’s progress effectively with parents to as to facilitate meaningful two-way communication.
  • Establish and/or support classroom routines and procedures during After School time. To formulate scholar behavior standards in the classroom, identify causes of inappropriate behavior and work to correct those behaviors utilizing available resources.
  • Maintain weekly/monthly paperwork/documentation related to School Readiness and support during parent meetings.
  • Work within a team environment to share resources and strategies in order to achieve the optimal results for scholars’ education and socio-emotional development.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned, such as, but not limited to, bus/car line duty, cafeteria duty, recess, etc…

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Teacher Aide 1

 Must have a minimum of a 60 College credit hours or have passed the Parapro test as required by Chapter 231.02 Florida Statutes. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in an educational environment.

Teacher Aide 2

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in an educational environment. Have passed the Parapro test is preferred.

Teacher Aide 3

Bachelor in Arts or Bachelor in Science degree. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in an educational environment. Have passed the Parapro test is preferred.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Understand child and adolescent development through documented experience and /or appropriate course work. Have an educational philosophy consistent with the learner-centered philosophy of the RCMA Charter School. Have a willingness to work in teams with degreed and non-degreed coworkers. Committed to pursue a variety of effective instructional methods. Is committed to the learning process of the student and family. Experience with economically disadvantaged families. Knowledgeable of state and local educational standards, curricula and assessment systems. Experience with multicultural and diverse populations and settings.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:

  • RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, applicant(s) should be fully vaccinated against or willing to undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.

RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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