What are my roles and responsibilities?
Family and Community Connector
Engage families in support of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners.
Believe families are critical partners in student success and actively build trusting relationships and seek partnership with families through consistent engagement, including home visits and participation in community events.
Support the IEP, 504, and eligibility meeting process with family members
Hold long-term commitment to education and our community/students (or similar)
Classroom and Schoolwide Culture Builder
Model and infuse our core values and school mission at all times but especially in daily lessons, classroom culture, and family engagement
Maintain internal locus of control while showing how to rejuvenate and sustain self in a challenging growth environment.
Use judgment to address root causes rather than blindly implementing - or ignoring - policies.
Caring Team Member and Advisor
Be authentic, caring, and vulnerable to build a trusting team where we can learn, grow, and struggle together.
Support advisory teachers in developing advisory groups where young women can give one another support and challenge one another when necessary
See conversations about challenging topics as an opportunity to build trust.
Remain with the student for 1-1 support outside the Special Education classroom as assigned.
Provide individual and group instruction to assigned children
Instruct children in the practice of daily living skills as appropriate
Work with teachers in team teaching, team planning, and daily routines
Communicate with supervising instructional staff, a variety of health care professionals, and professional support personnel to communicate progress, create and adjust student care plans, or implement IEP objectives
Participate in program planning committees and parent involvement activities
Implement individual and group activities to stimulate growth as outlined in the student care plan or IEP
Collects data on the student’s care plan and IEP goals to maintain accurate records and engage in data-based decision making
Implement the use of technology to enhance student achievement
Implements, under the supervision of assigned teachers, research-based interventions to present and reinforce learning concepts
Understand, support, and be able to assist in implementing and communicating the curriculum with the children and their parents
Work cooperatively with parents and other classroom/ school volunteers and staff
Escorts the student (e.g., bathroom, classroom, community, etc.) to ensure an efficient and safe arrival to and from a destination
Assists students (e.g., diapering, lifting, transitioning from a wheelchair, etc.) to attend to the student’s academic environment, personal hygiene, and care needs
Lift and transfer students as needed.
Supervises individual and groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g., community field trips, hallways, bus loading areas, cafeteria, parking lots, classrooms, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment
Prepares the learning environment to allow the student to participate in classroom activities
Monitors students' daily schedule and care plan to maintain a safe and positive learning environment.
Supervises and escorts the student during any emergency drills or during actual emergencies to provide a safe learning environment
Engage in daily practice with teammates to hone teaching practice
Use daily formative assessments to drive collaborative planning
Engage in weekly, data-based coaching and planning cycles with teammates
Participate in collaborative curriculum development and adapt plans based on data
View challenges and mistakes as learning opportunities
Hunger for feedback and coaching
Additional Roles and Responsibilities as needed
Provide short-term classroom coverage when the teacher must leave the room but remains within the building.
Attend Professional Development sessions
Perform other duties as assigned
Use of American Sign Language skills required for Deaf Hard of Hearing assignments
Certified by the state of Missouri or able to obtain certification within 90 days
Minimum of 60 College hours (Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution, preferred) and have passed the Paraprofessional or ParaPro Assessment (MEGA)
Conversational or better knowledge of a world language is preferred but not required, especially Arabic, Burmese, French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, or Vietnamese.
Who’s an ideal candidate?
Equity is at your core. You bring a lifelong commitment to directly challenging inequities caused by racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
You want to help young women discover their voices. You know the power of young women in developing a strong, positive self-concept and equally strong academic knowledge and skills. You can support young women to serve as leaders for Kansas City and beyond. You have deep reasons for wanting to work at an all-girls school serving primarily young women of color.
You’re a learner. You leave your ego at the door and embody the incredibly steep growth curve we seek for every community member.
You’re an influencer. You hold extremely high expectations of yourself and your teammates. You communicate those expectations in a direct, caring, and motivating way. You engage teammates with humility and an unwavering, high bar of expectations.
You’re an entrepreneur. You bring the energy, adaptability, and results-focus necessary to thrive in a startup.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, KC Girls Prep
offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees, a 403b retirement plan option, Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and child care, planned breaks for one week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Winter Break, one week in March, and two weeks at the end of June/beginning of July. Please review this page for more detailed information.
Join Our Team!
Please apply online. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected]