Classroom Assistant

<p><strong>Detroit Prep exists to holistically support the education and development of students who have the determination, drive, and skills to shape their own path of high achievement with the ultimate goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.</strong></p>

Detroit, MI

Detroit Prep

<div>Detroit Prep exists to provide a world-class, equitable education that will give all students a foundation of academic excellence and character development while fostering a love of learning and passion for exploring and fulfilling their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers.&nbsp;<br /><br /><span id="yui_3_17_2_1_1550504948873_412">Detroit Prep&rsquo;s work will be urgent and will focus on holistically educating each student. Our work will be guided by these four principles:<br /><br /></span></div> <div><strong>Our work is active.</strong></div> <div><strong>Our work is inclusive and equitable.</strong></div> <div><strong>Our work is excellent.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1550504948873_431">Our work is reflective.</strong></strong></div>

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Overview: <strong>We are looking for extraordinary leaders and learners to join our team who:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Are passionate about providing an excellent education for all students</li> <li>Have an obsession with systems, organization, and efficiency,</li> <li>Communicate effectively and professionally,</li> <li>Maintain a safe, clean, and welcoming environment,</li> <li>Engage families, visitors, and other stakeholders as partners in our students&rsquo; education,</li> <li>Commit to constant learning, reflection, and improvement of their own practice,</li> <li>Bring their passions, personalities, humor, and joy to school every day,</li> <li>Thrive in a start-up environment, and</li> <li>Are committed to equity and the belief that all children in Detroit can reach their full potential</li> </ul> This position involves working primarily with classroom teachers, Principal, and Office &amp; Operations Manager. The hours of this position are from 8:00am to 1:00pm. This job description is meant to provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability of this position. There may be additional responsibilities assigned by the classroom teacher or the Principal as the needs of students and of the school arise. The Classroom Assistant will report to the Principal.
Responsibilities: <strong>Student Information</strong> <ul> <li>Create, maintain, and update student data and cumulative files/records as requested Communication</li> <li>Greet families and other visitors</li> <li>Perform general clerical duties including answering the main school phone line, distributing messages, and processing mail as needed.</li> </ul> <strong>School Operations</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Supervise students during lunch and recess times according to an agreed upon schedule.</li> <li>Student Services</li> <li>Administer basic first-aid, distribute medication, and maintain student injury reports</li> <li>Supervise small groups of scholars before school, after school, and during activities Collaboration, Collegiality and Professionalism</li> <li>Seek to resolve conflicts with colleagues as soon as they arise using the DAA and DP staff norms. Seek support from the Head of School when needed.</li> <li>Make classrooms open to visits from other teachers, administrators, family members, prospective families and visitors to the school in ways that are not disruptive to student learning.</li> </ul> <strong>Professional Development</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Participate in professional development as needed or suggested by coach and/or Head of School.</li> <li>Take all next steps from weekly check-ins with Head of School.</li> </ul> <strong>Other Professional Responsibilities</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Attend and participate in school events. Teammates will be asked to attend at least two community meetings or events per year.</li> <li>Check voicemail and e-mail daily and respond promptly to requests from parents, administrators and colleagues.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li><strong><u>Dedication to our mission</u></strong><u>:</u>&nbsp;A steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography.</li> <li><strong><u>Determination:</u></strong>&nbsp;A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around educational equity for all students.</li> <li><strong><u>Strong communication:</u></strong> The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with students, parents, and colleagues.</li> <li><strong><u>Team player:</u></strong>&nbsp;A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues.</li> <li><strong><u>Growth mindset</u></strong><u>:</u>&nbsp;An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop as an educator.</li> <li><strong><u>Reflective attitude:</u></strong>&nbsp;An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth.</li> <li><strong><u>Flexibility:</u></strong> Willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree (preferred)</li> <li>Strong technical skills (preferred)</li> </ul>