Dedicated Aide

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Dedicated Aide

Posted date
July 22, 2021

Washington, DC

Employment Type
Full time / part time

Why work at Capital City?
• Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, staff members work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.
• Invest in your own learning. Capital City prioritizes the professional growth and learning of our teachers through weekly internal professional development and opportunities to learn from experts around the country. Campus and school-wide leadership opportunities are available for teachers who want them.

A Dedicated Aide at Capital City:
• Supports the delivery of effective differentiated instruction, under the guidance of classroom and special education teachers, by:
• Engaging with, or closely supervising the assigned student at all times.
• Modeling appropriate spoken and written language skills at every opportunity.
• Coaching assigned student in Core Values, social problem-solving,
• Working with the student on academic tasks specified in the daily lesson plan.
• Collecting observations and data on student learning and behavior.
• Supports positive student behavior and classroom and school culture by:
• Modeling and encouraging the student and classmates to succeed in the Core Values (Courage, Compassion, Contribution, Integrity, and Self-Discipline).
• Implementing supports and consequences specified in the student’s Behavior Intervention Plan (as needed).
• Responding to student behavior using Redirection, Reflection, and Conferencing (Responsive Classroom/Developmental Designs), when a different response is not specified in the behavior plan.
• Reviewing classroom lesson plans, anticipating challenges, and participating in generating possible solutions.
• Maintains and completes documentation of student work and behavior.
• Supports children’s safety and physical well-being during the school day by:
• Ensuring that an adult is with the assigned child during all hours specified on the IEP, by being on time to pick up the assigned child from related services, and by moving with the assigned child to all locations, where the child isn’t working 1:1 with another adult.
• Accompanying assigned child within the total school environment to ensure safe ratios and continue to provide services as appropriate.
• Asking for help, when a child’s behavior threatens their own or other’s safety.
• Contacts the school counselor during periods of crisis as a means of managing escalating behaviors.
• Is an active member of the Capital City Staff by:
• Participating in regular team meetings with the classroom teacher and special education teacher to discuss and maintain a productive working relationship.
• Taking on other responsibilities as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:
Candidate must have, at minimum, an Associates degree or a passing score on the Paraprofessional Certification and experience working with students with disabilities.
Candidates with ABA training and experience preferred.
Spanish speaking candidates preferred.
In addition to the above requirements, staff members must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.

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About Our School
Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves a diverse population of nearly 1,000 students across PK-12th grade. We have been recognized as a model for social, emotional and academic development. Our program emphasizes a commitment to diversity and equity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. We are a credentialed EL Education Mentor School ( in the national network of over 150 schools. Through this model, teachers craft long-term learning expeditions that connect learning to the real-world and incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Learn more at