Associate Teacher (Paraprofessional) (Bilingual Sp/Eng)

Voices College-Bound Language Academies

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Role Summary

Voices Academies’ Associate Teacher (AT) will be an inspiring and motivating educator who can work independently. Reporting to the principal, the ideal candidate will have an unwavering commitment to ensure that a student receives quality instruction, makes accelerated educational progress, and reaches or exceeds their academic goals. Associate Teachers will assist in the classroom and assist in the supervision, testing, and instruction of students; relieve the teacher of administrative tasks; implementing a variety of instructional programs as assigned/supervised by a credentialed teacher or administrator (ELD, intervention, skill development, covering for teacher, etc), and perform other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

Assisting Teachers:

  • Assist teacher in the management of student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning and assessing
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student as directed by the teacher
  • Provide instruction to students with special needs in accordance with IEP utilizing support services as appropriate
  • Motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary education
  • Challenge and accelerate ALL students, no matter at what level they enter the classroom
  • Assist teacher in assessing students and recording results
  • Track student information and maintain accurate student records, as directed by the teacher
  • Create an atmosphere through personal example and efficacious relationships with students which inspire academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning
  • Provide Instruction under the supervision of a certificated teacher or administrator
  • Tutor students as directed


  • Work collaboratively to achieve Voices’ vision
  • Work cooperatively with staff toward resolution of mutual concerns
  • Collaborate closely with other teachers, consultants, and the principal to improve own and others’ instructional practices
  • Learn and use co-teaching practices to support instruction for all
  • Reflect, improve and collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
  • Confer with teachers, parents and/or appropriate personnel for the purposes of assisting in student evaluation as directed
  • Assist other personnel and teachers as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in their work activities

Professional Activities:

  • Actively participate in professional development activities, including retreats
  • Foster strong school morale and academic achievement
  • Participating in collaborative with teacher and parents, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips
  • Perform duties such as cafeteria, yard duty, traffic duty and monitoring/interacting with students during the work day as assigned for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
  • Supervise, instruct, and lead students independently as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Voices Academies Associate Teacher candidates will have the following

Required Qualifications:

  • Having a High School Diploma AND one of the following:
    • Two years of college (48 units), or
    • A. A. degree (or higher), or
    • Pass a local assessment of knowledge and skills in assisting in instruction, or
    • B- or higher in at least 2 of the following courses: (English, Math, or Writing/Literacy) in college coursework
  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Voices Academies with a deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Commitment to accelerated educational progress of children
  • Ability to work independently, have flexibility, and demonstrated success in working with school-age children
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment; working efficiently, and exercising excellent judgment in making decisions
  • Works well with in a high pressure environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA degree or Substitute Permit
  • Knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred
  • Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity
  • Understanding of dual immersion instructional practices and school design and the unique characteristics of public charter schools is a plus
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Apps

Working Conditions:

  • Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional evening and or weekend work
  • Occasional travel
  • Willingness to be trained as needed

Prior to Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final offer:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Clear Criminal Background Check
  • Valid TB Clearance

Key Compensation:

  • Medical benefits for full time
  • Exceptional growth opportunities
  • Retirement plan


  • Reports directly to Principal, Teacher
  • Permanent Full Time or Part Time, Non-Exempt Position
  • Position follows 10-month calendar
  • At-Will Agreement

Voices College-Bound Language Academies is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Voices to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

Job Location
Morgan Hill, California, United States
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