Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content-rich education. As an Expeditionary Learning school, Alma brings to life a three dimensional vision of student achievement that includes mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work.
We're located in New Bedford, Massachusetts a beautiful coastal city known for its history as the heart of the whaling industry and as a central hub of the abolitionist movement.
Alma gets results for kids. Alma scholars not only outperform their district peers on MCAS, they often outperform their peers in the surrounding suburbs. In some areas, our scholar achievement now matches some of the highest performing schools in the Commonwealth. We have been nationally recognized for our work with English Language Learners.
Fellow (Paraprofessional) Role
As a Fellow at Alma del Mar, you will have the opportunity to hone your teaching skills while providing direct services to address the academic and behavior needs of scholars with special needs. Fellows collaborate closely with experienced lead teachers and academic specialists to ensure that all scholars in the classroom are consistently progressing. Over the course of the year, fellows will receive targeted coaching, training, and professional development. At Alma we believe that we can best serve our scholars by helping you to meet your long-term professional growth and career needs.
Who We're Looking For
We seek outstanding teachers with the following qualifications:
-Experience in ABA is highly preferred
-At least one year experience providing individual or small group support to children with special needs within a school setting
-A passion for working with kids and a belief that all kids can succeed
-Humility, resilience, and a hunger to learn and grow
-Strong team orientation
What You Can Expect
-Weekly meetings with a manager who supports you
-High quality, weekly professional development
-Fully stocked supply closets for all your classroom needs (+ a supply budget!)
-Prep periods every day
-Friendly, supportive, #almazing colleagues
Compensation: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package.
Please include specific data in your resume demonstrating the success of your students.
Alma del Mar is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA Employer Description
Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content-rich education. We currently serve 415 scholars in grades K-8 and are growing to serve 450 scholars in grades K-8.
We're located in New Bedford, a beautiful coastal city known for its history as the heart of the whaling industry and as a central hub of the abolitionist movement. This once prosperous city is now home to one of the lowest performing districts in Massachusetts. The majority of New Bedford's public schools are among the lowest performing 20% of schools in the state.
Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we're known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support. We serve a higher percentage of English language learners than our sending district and have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
Alma del Mar Charter School 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. Job Requirements
- At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Libby Merrill, Director of Talent
- 515 Belleville Ave.
- New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746