Oct 06, 2020

Day-to-Day Substitute Instructional Aide, Multiple Positions Available

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

Job Description

The Cambridge Public School Community:

The Cambridge Public School District (CPSD) serves children and families from a diverse range of racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Our elementary schools nurture not only our children's curiosity and intellectual skills, but also their healthy social and emotional development. Families/caregivers, teachers and staff members work together to foster a sense of safety and belonging and to support students in developing a sense of civic responsibility and an appreciation for people with different origins, identities, beliefs and learning styles. Our schools strive to promote a sense of community, where all adults and children feel respected and appreciated. Our district follows an inclusion model, with English learners and students with moderate disabilities learning alongside their general education peers with support from special educators, ESL teachers, related service providers, and interventionists.

CPSD is actively working towards becoming an antiracist school district, and is taking steps towards identifying and dismantling racist structures, hearing and elevating underrepresented voices, and striving to achieve an equitable and just educational experience for all students.


The day-to-day substitute instructional aide will work as an assistant teacher under the direction of the classroom teacher and the principal on a per diem basis. The substitute instructional aide will work closely with the classroom teacher to provide a nurturing environment that respects and honors the individual needs of all children, while also challenging them to meet high academic standards. In conjunction with the classroom teacher, the instructional aide will be expected to teach small and large groups. The substitute instructional aide may be asked to assist in developing units of study with the teacher, assist with tracking student progress through assessment and record-keeping systems; and occasionally participate in parent conferences along with the classroom teacher. Other duties include conducting lunch and recess activities; accompanying children to specialists; accompanying children on field trips; duplicating materials; operating audio-visual equipment; managing the whole class while the teacher attends a meeting; and performing other tasks requested by the teacher or school administration.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher. Previous experiences working with students in an urban, multicultural setting preferred; respect for differences in experiences and the development of children; ability to work with children in both small and large groups in activity-based classroom settings.

How to Join Our Team:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and commitment to equity in education meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Cambridge Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • 159 Thorndike Street
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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