The Hope Academy ( learn more )

Providence, RI ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2821801
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 4, 2020

Job Description


To maintain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for students to meet academic and social success in the absence of the regular teacher



  • Assist in the development, implementation, and revision of a standards based curriculum that promotes active learning by providing a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences
  • Knowledge of best instructional practices including reader’s and writer’s workshop
  • Knowledge of authentic assessment practices
  • Follow the developed lesson plan within specified timelines as directed by the Classroom Teacher
  • Create a learning environment where children are stimulated and motivated to work to the best of their abilities
  • Implement appropriate academic and social goals for all students
  • Facilitate interactions among children that provide opportunities for cognitive, emotional and social development
  • Implement the curriculum for all learners provided by the Classroom Teacher
  • Maintain data records on each student’s progress to inform practice and write accurate progress reports for the Classroom Teacher
  • Collaborate with other staff members to implement an inclusive educational/therapy model
  • Demonstrate positive guidance and behavior strategies such as redirection, modeling appropriate behavior and praise
  • Supervise and assign duties to the teacher assistant(s) so their work with the students is reflective of their individual needs of students and/or the needs of the program
  • Perform other duties as directed or required by the Head of School



  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies




  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children and their families
  • demonstration of patience, tact and professionalism in dealing with students, school staff members and families
  • basic understanding of education concepts and practices
  • ability to establish and sustain rapport with students
  • Ability to work as a member of a team; flexibility
  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties and complete privacy and security training
  • Effective communication skills (interpersonal, oral and written)
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, other data monitoring systems, and school software such as Skyward, etc.
  • bilingual, Spanish-English preferred



  • Access to all Hope Academy student records
  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties
  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training
  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor
  • Professionalism in/outside school



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Elementary Education
  • A minimum of 2-3 years related experience, with prior experience working with children in an inclusive environment preferred



    • Work environment and physical requirements consistent with those of a typical school environment
    • Ability to sit, stand, and walk continuously throughout the workday
    • Able to follow/run 25 yards to secure students for safety reasons such as elopement, as needed
    • Bend, stoop, squat, push and pull (10-15% of the time)
    • Kneel and reach above shoulder level occasionally (1-33% of the time)
    • Utilize the Computer (20%) of the time and other office equipment
    • Lift and carry students as well as transfer students from wheelchairs to equipment as required. Usually requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds frequently with the assistance of another staff member or adaptive equipment; 50 pounds independently (67-100% of the time)
    • Ability to participate in physical restraints of students, as needed and trained
    • Physically able to position physical/occupational therapy equipment, splints, etc. Ability to use various equipment (switches, cooking equipment, etc.)

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Hope Academy 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.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Substitute
  • Contact Information

    • Giselle Pellerano-Monserratt , Operations Manager
    • 1000 Eddy Street
    • Providence, Rhode Island 02905
    • Phone: 401-533-9205
    • Fax: 401-533-9101
    • Email: click here

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