Center Educational Assistant (MBC, 2022-2023)

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Center Educational Assistant (MBC, 2022-2023)

Posted date
May 20, 2022
School level

Denver, CO

Employment Type

Position: Multi-Intensive Educational Assistant

Reports to: MI Center Director 

Location: STRIVE Prep - Montbello (Denver, CO)

Salary: $35,000-$48,250 based on years of experience and education. This role is eligible for a $2,000 addition to base salary for passing a language proficiency test for an approved language as well as a relocation bonus. You can see an estimate of your salary offer by visiting the calculator on our website. 

Status: full time, exempt, in-person position

Start Date: August 1st, 2022 for Arrive At STRIVE new hire orientation

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2021 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here. 

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator.  


High School Diploma or GED
Experience working with student or adults with disabilities  


Speaks Spanish 
Experience working with historically marginalized communities in any setting 
Experience working with multi-language learners 



Support students in all academic settings as directed by the Special Education and General Education teachers.
Assist General Education classroom teachers in providing accommodations and modifications for students.
Provide instruction at centers or small groups as directed by the Special Education Teacher.
Actively identify students that are struggling and provide assistance.
Ensure students are given time to be independent. This includes:
Giving students opportunities to attempt and/or complete a task on their own.
Giving students processing time and not providing answers if they do not immediately respond to questions. Refraining from putting words in students’ mouths or guessing what they are saying/thinking.
Being realistic about the amount of processing time and not allowing students to purposely waste time.
Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to students multiple times, if necessary.
Help students read questions and passages in math, science and life skills when necessary.
Be familiar with online progress monitoring tools to support Special Education teacher with IEP Case Management requirements
Monitor student progress on assignments in all classes using proximity (i.e. walking around the classroom) and not sitting with one student the entire class period, unless specifically assigned as a one-on-one. 
Communicate regularly with teachers about students who are struggling to brainstorm approaches to support (including attending formal IEP and grade level team meetings).


Collaborate to establish and maintain systems and routines to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
Attend students’ lunch time when possible in order to build relationships outside of the learning environment.
Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (daily hall duty, lunch duty once a week and after school dismissal once a week)
Communicate regularly and often with families (by phone, email and/or home visits) to both solicit their input and share student social/emotional and academic progress.
Participate in family and community events, including twice annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.
Chaperone community service learning projects, college campus visits and local trips with students.
Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school. 


Commit to constant growth, reflection, and implementation as educators and professionals through regular coaching and professional development.
Gain certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and other de-escalation strategies (yearly renewal required). 
Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.


Employee retention is a top priority at STRIVE Prep. Therefore we offer competitive compensation and benefits including the following:

Excellent Healthcare Plan: 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by STRIVE Prep. 
Recognition for Years of Service: All STRIVE Prep employees will receive an additional $3,000 in their base salary after the 3rd year, 5th year, and 7th year of service at STRIVE Prep.  
Celebrated for Multilingual Abilities: We value our multilingual staff and the impact they have on our students and community. Therefore, staff that speak a language spoken by our families are eligible to receive an additional $2,000 to their base salary. 
Time Off To Refresh: Industry high 8+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
Based on hire date, employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO 
All employees receive 2 floating religious holidays
All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position
Community: Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. Join one of our Affinity Groups to build connections with staff across the network who share common identities. 
Career Support: Access to our Talent Team to support internal movement. We want you to grow your career at STRIVE!
Family & Well Being Focus: Parental and medical leave of 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid for a total of 12 weeks.
Mental Health Assistance: We value the wellness of our students and staff. That’s why we offer access to mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program with Optum. 
Resources and Development For Success: Equipment provided: laptop, Weekly coaching sessions 
Retirement Planning: Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
For more information, you can view our compensation and benefits FAQ here. 


STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 
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