LAMB’s Mission: To create a self-directed learning environment in which children build a foundation of knowledge essential for a lifetime of learning while developing bi-literacy in English and Spanish.
LAMB offers a unique model of bilingual Montessori public education to diverse, urban families in the Nation’s Capital. LAMB serves children in PK3 through 5th grade and is a community that embraces our active parent community and promotes peace and equality for all.
The Dedicated Aide is responsible for providing educational and behavioral support to students in an atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work one-on-one with a student to help support academic instruction and guide behavior as needed
Implement prescribed behavioral strategies and positive behavior support
Support the classroom teachers in providing a learning environment in which students with differing learning modalities may attain success
Attend and participate in mandatory professional development sessions and meetings
Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in technology that are applicable to the program
Support the bilingual goal of the school by modeling first and second language (Spanish) for all students.
Maintain the welfare and safety of students by following school regulations and the Positive Behavior Intervention matrix. Serve as a model for appropriate student behavior in the school environment
Collect daily data to track student progress in the areas of behavior and academics as needed
Provide feedback to teachers about student behaviors, performance, or any observation relevant to the children.
Collaborate with the Montessori Teacher, Special Education Teacher, special education service providers (speech, PT, OT), and other Assistant Teachers to address student needs in the classroom
Participate in school activities: special events, field trips, workshops, etc.
Provide administrative support to the special education team
Help with recess, lunch, and transitions
Other duties as assigned
Associate’s Degree or 48 college credit hours or have successfully passed the ParaPro Assessment administered by ETS (with a high school diploma or equivalent)
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification preferred
Experience working with students with disabilities
Energetic, flexible, imaginative, and eager to work in a bilingual and multicultural public school
English fluency required; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes medical insurance (health, dental, & vision), retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account (medical, dependent care, and transit), and vacation/sick leave.
Apply at https://www.lambpcs.org/careers
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. LAMB welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants. No phone calls and no employment agencies, please.