Apr 03, 2024

24-25 Valor Academy High School Lead Instructional Assistant

  • Bright Star Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Job Description: Lead Instructional Assistant

Reporting to: Dean of Operations


Founded in 2003, Bright Star Schools has been serving students, families, and communities in Los Angeles for over 20 years! We currently serve over 3,600 students in 9 schools in the communities of South Los Angeles, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley. Our free, charter public schools are joyful, small, and safe communities where each of our students is known and supported to thrive. We welcome all students of all abilities and backgrounds.

We're looking for outstanding educators to join our team and help provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy in higher education, career, and life. Guided by our core values of integridad, kohyang, ubuntu, and growth, we're committed to our students' and educators' success.

At Bright Star Schools, we provide a culture of learning and growth for educators, with an emphasis on job-embedded, differentiated professional development, which includes:

  • Organization-wide content specific professional development sessions throughout the year
  • An instructional coaching program
  • A no-cost induction program for new teachers with a preliminary credential (Our two- year induction program allows teachers with preliminary credentials to earn their CA clear credential at no cost to the teacher.)
  • Paid planning days
  • Professional learning communities at the school site and by grade level or content area.

Overall, our educators receive 200+ hours of job-embedded professional development opportunities to support teacher growth and advancing student achievement over the course of each year.

We also offer small class sizes, comprehensive teacher support, a focus on anti-bias and anti-racist school and classroom cultures, and numerous collaboration opportunities across the organization and within school sites.

Educator applicants should be prepared to conduct classes virtually or in-person depending on COVID-19 health guidelines.

Bright Star Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual

orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Bilingual in Korean and/or Spanish is desired but not required.

JOB DUTIES (may include, but not limited to the following)
  1. Instructional Logistics Support
  • Create weekly Instructional Assistant schedules
  • Coordinate teacher substitute coverage
  • Provide coverage for teachers when necessary and appropriate
  • Provide resources as necessary

  1. Supervision Logistics Support
  • Work closely with administration and staff to ensure a safe and positive school climate
  • Meet daily with IAs to provide updates and feedback on performance
  • Meet daily with Dean of Operations
  • Create support staff assignments for student supervision, including (but not limited to):
  • Student Arrival, Bathroom Break, Transition, Lunch, Hallway/stairwell sweeps, Student Dismissal
  • Find alternate coverage for supervision assignments in support staff member absence

  1. Classroom Support
  • Orients and provides instructional assistance to individuals or small groups of students.
  • Tutors individuals and small groups of students in various subject areas.
  • Assists teachers in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe and pleasant classroom and learning environment.
  • Assists in preparing instructional materials.
  • Assists in maintaining student records and files.
  • Operates equipment such as copy machines, computers and audiovisual equipment.
  • Supervise students in all indoor and outdoor activities, ensuring a safe environment.
  • Supervise students during breakfast, lunch and snack time.
  • Guide children's behaviors in a positive- and restorative way that teaches self-respect along with respect for others and the community around them.
  • Encourage children to interact positively with other children and people around them.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the teachers and administration to ensure the individual needs of all students are met.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

  • Must be organized, creative, independent and self-motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, detail-oriented and flexible in scheduling and prioritization, and driven by excellence.
  • Must possess good communication skills to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form, including accurate grammar and business correspondence knowledge.
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships; demonstrated ability to communicate in situations requiring tact and poise; skilled in confidentiality and discretion.
  • Must present a neat, professional appearance.
  • Must be able to adjust tasks and focus with composure, and in accordance with changing deadlines and prior.

LOCATION: North Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: Starts at $21 per hour, dependent on experience

Status: Full-time

Benefits: For full time employees - Health, dental, vision, STRS retirement matching, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.

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