The Hope Academy ( learn more )

Providence, RI ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2829796
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 14, 2021

Job Description

MAIN PURPOSE: To maintain a developmentally appropriate learning environment so that all students meet academic and social success in a variety of classrooms on a daily or long-term basis


  • Assist in the implementation 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
  • Develop lesson plans, progress reports, and IEPs within specified timelines as directed by supervisor
  • Create a learning environment where children are stimulated and motivated to work to the best of their ability
  • Design and implement appropriate academic and social goals for all students
  • Facilitate interactions among children that provide opportunities for cognitive, emotional and social development
  • Collaborate with other educators and specialists in the planning, adapting and teaching of the curriculum for all learners
  • Maintain data records on each student’s progress to inform practice and write accurate evaluations and/or progress reports
  • Collaborate with other staff to implement an inclusive educational/therapy model
  • Demonstrate positive guidance and behavior strategies such as redirection, modeling appropriate behavior and praise
  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and school-wide activities such as family events
  • 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
  • Develop and manage classroom budget efficiently
  • Develop, implement, and maintain regular contact with families
  • Lead and/or participate in team/grade level meetings
  • Perform other duties as directed or required


  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and envents
  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies



  • Classroom and behavior management skills
  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.
  • Professionalism inside/outside school
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required



  • Knowledge and expertise in teaching, preferred
  • Prior experience working with children with or without learning disabilities 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 the school


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Elementary Special Education
  • State of Rhode Island Elementary Education Teacher, and Special Education Teacher Certification
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred
  • ELL Certificate 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.)
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • 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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