Orenda Education - EDUCATIONAL AIDE- SPED

Job Details

Region: 13
School District/Employer: Orenda Education
District Category/Employer: Campus, Charter/Private
Position:
Assignment Level: Level
  • Elementary
Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: EDUCATIONAL AIDE- SPED
School: Gateway College Preparatory School
Campus Description: Gateway College Preparatory School is an open-enrollment public charter school offering grades K - 12 on one 40 acre campus to students in Williamson County and north Travis County areas. Gateway is uniquely designed to provide a college preparatory curriculum for all grades with advanced placement courses and international studies offered. Gateway is known for its exceptional academic program with the primary emphasis of the campus on the integration of 21st Century Skills throughout the curriculum. All courses are taught by certified and “Highly Qualified” teachers according to the No Child Left Behind Act. There is NO TUITION to attend Gateway and enrollment is open to all students until available seats have been filled.
Smaller and more intimate by design, Gateway offers a public school education that feels and functions like a private school. With a senior class of about 100 - 125 students each year -- Gateway is about 1/8 to 1/4 the size of other area public high schools. This smaller size is critical, because it offers a “human scale” to the learning environment, and allows students greater access to teaching staff, resources and school activities.

Conceived around the ideal “Citizen, Scholar, Athlete,” Gateway represents some of the best thinking in educational innovation, and differs from the large traditional high school model in several ways, from the smaller student body and incorporation of the "flipped classroom", "blended-learning" instructional techniques, to single-gender learning opportunities and full integration of new technology to enhance the learning experience.

A fine arts program and competitive athletics are offered. Gateway is a member of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the organization primarily responsible for offering sound, educational extracurricular activities to Texas public school students for over 100 years. As a UIL member, Gateway competes against UIL assigned district schools and schedules non-district competition with local private, parochial and public schools that have a similar size student body.

Gateway College Preparatory School is a part of the Orenda Charter Schools system. Orenda Education is the sponsoring entity for Orenda Charter Schools. Orenda Education is a non-profit educational organization incorporated in 1995 that is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas.

Gateway Academic Accolades
Based on the recent 2014 state-wide STAAR accountability ratings on Texas public schools, Gateway College Preparatory School score of “Met Standard” with five (5) distinctions in mathematics, science, reading/ELA, social studies and post- secondary readiness exceeded the ratings of most other public schools in Central Texas.

Compared to all 65 schools in the Round Rock ISD and Georgetown ISD combined, only 7 schools received a better rating than Gateway Prep.

In a 2014 report on “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” conducted by and published in the Washington Post, Gateway College Preparatory School was ranked 42nd in Texas and number 4 in the greater Austin area. The report ranked schools in the nation based on a ratio of the number of college credit exams (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education) taken at a high school each year compared to the number of graduating seniors.

In a September 1, 2014 Dallas Morning News article on the Texas public school academic accountability ratings, the Orenda charter school district was listed as one of the top 25 public school districts in Texas (traditional and charter school districts combined with at least 1,000 students) that significantly exceeded state averages in student academic growth.

Another significant achievement, and one of which we are very proud, is that our boys are performing just as well as our girls academically and, in many subjects, exceeding our girls. This is a significant development because in America the trend has been that boys are not doing as well as our girls in school.

Today, women outpace men in college enrollment by a ratio of 1.4 to 1 and the gap has been growing for well over a decade. Research shows that schools like Gateway Prep, with high expectations and stronger academic climates for both genders, can be a difference maker for boys. In other words, boys are better prepared and more likely to be college ready if they attend a secondary school that only offers college level core courses.
Date Posted: 3/25/2020
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Assists in the planning and implementation of academic activities that meets the individual needs of the
student. Works as part of a team of educators to create and produce curriculum for students.
Responsible for regular notes that reflect the academic and interactive progress of students.
Qualifications: Required:

* Must have at least ONE of the following:

- Associate's Degree or higher

or

- Completed two years of Study at an Institute of Higher Education (48 hours)

or

- Passed a rigorous state or local assessment demonstrating knowledge of and the ability to assist in; instructing reading, writing and
math. (Paraprofessional Academy through Education Service Center)

***Experience or training implementing behavior support with Special Education students.

Provide inclusion support and services to meet IEP required minutes of Special Education students.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
-Assist classroom teacher in performing specific duties as assigned or undertaking specialized tasks to achieve and enhance instructional and behavioral objectives.
- Work with individuals, small groups, or large groups as assigned teacher.
- Assist with behavior modification as assigned by teacher.
- Lift, move, and operate adaptive equipment (as needed)
- Assist students with personal care tasks, including but not limited to, lavatory, clothing, hygiene, diapering, toileting, and wash-up routines.
- Escort students as assigned by teacher or administrator.
- Assist students with mobility needs such as, lifting and positioning students, lifting in and out of wheelchairs; escorting students in and around the school and on field trips (as needed).
- Monitor students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment
- Provide programmed practice activities and repetitions as developed by teacher, therapist or pathologist.
- Report student concerns directly and expeditiously to teacher and assist with student resolution.
- Assist with breakfast, lunch, snack, including clean-up.
- Maintain various records and files.
- Perform related work as required.
Salary Range: Compensation is $11.95 - $16.54 per hour depending on experience

192 Days
Benefits: Should you enroll in TRS medical, Orenda Education makes a $378 monthly contribution towards employees' premiums.

TRS ACTIVE CARE Aetna Health Insurance
* Active Care 1-HD
* Active Care Select
* Active Care II
* First Care (Certain counties only)
* Scott & White HMO
How To Apply: Visit www.orendaeducation.org under careers to submit an application.

Please attach Cover Letter, Resume and References

Contact Person:

Name: Teresa Moreno
Email: teresa.moreno@orendaeducation.org
Address: 2951 Williams Drive
City: Georgetown
State: TX
Zip: 78628
Phone: (512) 869-3020
Fax: