Instructional Aide

Elk Grove, CA
Alan Rowe College Prep /
HR 11 (Hourly Fulltime 11 month calendar 50% Paid Benefits) /
On-site
About the Employer
Rex and Margaret Fortune School of Education is a comprehensive education system including, non-profit preschools, a network of tuition-free, public charter schools (TK-12th), and a school of education with a masters programs and educator preparations programs accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. in Sacramento/San Bernardino County. We prepare students for college starting in preschool Transitional Kindergarten in San Bernardino and Sacramento Counties and are focused on closing the African American achievement gap.

Our Mission:
To graduate high achieving students of good character prepared for college and citizenship in a democratic society.

Our Vision:
To prepare teachers for service in public schools with competence and sensitivity that will enable them to develop students to their fullest potential.

Our Approach:
At Fortune School our education philosophy is The Five Pillars--1) High Expectations, 2) Choice and Commitment, 3) More Time, 4) Focus on Results, 5) Citizenship. We follow this philosophy in all our academic programs in service to the wide range of people we serve from preschool to masters.

Job Summary: Candidates must be passionate about serving students from low socio-economic backgrounds who need extra support. Experience working with students in small groups, 1:1 and large groups. Must work well with students, staff and principal, experience giving instruction in the core reading areas (decoding, phonics, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary) and is comfortable with basic elementary math. Must have experience working with students with learning disabilities. Be willing to be trained in assisting students in elementary reading and math concepts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
    • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
    • Prepare lesson materials under teacher guidance.
    • Observe students' performance and record relevant data to assess progress.
    • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
    • Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
    • Prepare and use tools necessary to implement lessons for scholars.
    • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
    • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY TO:

    • Work with students in small groups, 1:1 and large groups.
    • Give instructional guidance in elementary level reading and math with guidance from the teacher.
    • Work with students with learning disabilities.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Office environment: constant interruptions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • -BA degree is highly preferred.
$20 - $20 an hour
Fortune School of Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Upon receiving an offer of employment, the following documents must be submitted: