Elementary School Inclusion Aide
Position: Elementary School Inclusion Aide
Location: Boston, MA (Hyde Park)
Start date: IMMEDIATE NEED
ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners.
All that said, we know that the largest driver of our success is the people who work in our schools every day. Our staff have an immediate impact on our ability of reaching our mission and changing the lives of our students. If you are passionate about education and interested in working in a positive environment alongside incredible peers, please apply for the opportunity below.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Inclusion Aide is an integral member of our school team, and is a great opportunity for someone who relishes the idea of working with students with special needs. The inclusion aide role allows for the fostering of an inclusive community, skill development, social-emotional growth, and the unique opportunity to support a student.
Inclusion Aides are responsible for developing deep relationships with students, and leveraging those relationships to ensure that students are getting the support they need to meet their academic and personal potential. Responsibilities include:
● assisting in implementing developmental, academic, and life skills instructional programs under the supervision of a special education staff member;
● adjusting lesson plans or teaching strategies during instructional activities as necessary to achieve student goals and objectives;
● anticipating the learning, social, and environmental needs of students across various settings;
● Helping students develop positive interpersonal relationships with peers and adults;
● support implementation of instruction and skill-teaching around basic life skills, behavior, communication, self-help skills, and academic skills
● engage in consistent and proactive communication with a student’s family and other school-based team members, including the general education and special education teachers
Competitive applicants will:
● have prior experience working with students with disabilities;
● possess a deep belief that all students can and will succeed and have a willingness to do whatever it takes;
● have an incredible amount of patience and willingness to go the extra mile;
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform. (For a video snapshot, please click here.)
The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment..