Jan 13, 2024

Campus Aide

  • TrulyHired
  • Framingham, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MARY E. STAPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

TITLE:

Campus Aide

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Principal or their designee, the campus aide provides supervision and direction to students in areas of the school campus and maintains classroom continuity to ensure that students continue to learn in their teacher's absence in order to promote a safe environment for students and staff during classroom and non-classroom activities and to deliver Framingham Public Schools' high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the opportunity gap among subgroups within the schools.

OUR MISSION:

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. Our mission statement guides our work: Through a comprehensive education, we aim to create and empower free-thinking, responsible citizens who can participate equally in our rich and diverse community. FPS and the community stand united in our core values: Providing a safe, inclusive, culturally responsive teaching and learning environment; Engaging antiracist and responsible civic advocates; Respecting diversity of thoughts, learners, culture, and community; Fostering learning and healthy growth of all students and staff; Ensuring every school will be an active, participatory, equitable community.

Diversity among teachers undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing, and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives, and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued, and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from persons with disabilities and who identify as BIPOC.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Framingham Public Schools seeks candidates whose background, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education. Also, we are interested in candidates who will bring to their professional practice the perspective that comes from a non-traditional educational background or an understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the educational field.

SKILLS AND ABILITY:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies; to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.); to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Google. Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting. Strong problem-solving skills to support student success. A proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

INSTRUCTION TIME
  • Implement daily substitute lesson plans.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Employ instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom implements rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom.
  • Remain calm, efficient, and positive.
  • Supervise students in the classroom as well as in other settings (i.e. lunch, recess, etc.).
  • Ensure the health and safety of students in their care.
  • Work with small groups to support their learning, as needed.
  • Respond to any questions from students and provide support and guidance
  • Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school's policies and procedures.
  • Implement all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom implements rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintain order in the classroom.
NON-INSTRUCTION TIME
  • Supervises students at lunchtime and maintains a positive and safe atmosphere.
  • Circulates throughout the cafeteria during mealtime. Helps students by opening packages and milk cartons.
  • Cleans up spills and provides additional assistance as needed.
  • Assists students through the cafeteria line in an orderly fashion.
  • Ensures students are orderly and acting appropriately.
  • Assists staff in lunchroom clean-up.
  • Interacts with students to maintain order and provide assistance when needed.
  • Adheres to the routines outlined in the school's Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) plan as it pertains to the cafeteria.
  • Directs movement of students to and from the cafeteria and classrooms in a safe and organized manner.
  • Reports disciplinary and other concerns to the building administrator and/or classroom teacher.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate
    safety concerns.
  • Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to the supervisor.
  • Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff and students.
  • Assists with student's arrival and dismissal procedures.
  • Monitors hallways and/or bathrooms.
SAFETY & SECURITY
  • Monitor video surveillance systems on a daily basis; report all malfunctions and make appropriate recommendations for enhancements, needs, etc.
  • Perform building security checks daily, report breaking of security to Building Administration, Head Custodian, and Facilities Manager.
  • Assist in lockdown drills and any other security procedures.
  • Assist with interior/ exterior building supervision (common areas, hallways, parking lots, athletic fields).
  • Assist Administrators when needed to perform locker searches, restrain students, supervise students, and conduct investigations.
  • Monitor in-house suspension, after-school suspension, and other student supervision assignments as needed.
  • Attend dances, proms, and extracurricular activities as needed.
  • Investigate reports of theft, vandalism, security breaches, etc. as assigned by the Administration.
OTHER
  • Attend professional development and/or training as required by the District and/or supervisor.
  • Other reasonable duties as directed by the Building Principal and/or their designee.
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and is required to traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to lift at least 30 lbs. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person and on the telephone. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students. At times the employee will be exposed to students who are emotionally and/or physically dysregulated.

REPORTS TO:

Building Principal and/or their designee.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:

This position is classified as Non-Exempt

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Covered under Framingham School Committee Policy.

197 days per year 7 hours per day

Hourly Rate for FY 22: $20 per hour 4 sick days per year

HELPFUL LINKS:

Framingham Policies & Procedures Handbook

Only online applications will be accepted. Click here to apply!

Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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