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SPED Paraprofessional - Teach Indy

SPED Paraprofessional

Enlace Academy
Organization Overview: 

The Neighborhood Charter Network (NCN) is a grassroots organization that launched in 2016 in order to manage a growing family of schools in Indianapolis, IN. The mission of The Neighborhood Charter Network is to expand educational equity to the communities we serve.

This is an IPS innovation, charter school.

Job Summary:

The Special Education Aide is responsible for facilitating learning in an environment that supports the Neighborhood Charter’s Network’s students with special needs.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Instruct students with special needs in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques, such as phonetics, multisensory learning, or repetition to reinforce learning and meet students’ varying needs.
  • Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Teach students personal development skills, such as goal setting, independence, or self-advocacy.
  • Interpret the results of standardized tests to determine students’ strengths and areas of need.
  • Prepare, administer, or grade tests or assignments to evaluate students’ progress.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Special Education Credential
  • At least 1+ year of crisis intervention experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  •  At least 3+ years of crisis intervention experience
Key Characteristics
  • A strong understanding of child development, pedagogy, and content
  • A collaborative attitude toward teaching and learning.
  • The ability to be flexible in a new learning environment where things are changing
  • A strong desire to be part of a larger team, valuing the perspective and work of others
  • Value for developing and maintaining strong student and familial relationships
NCN Core Values:

NCN Equity Statement:

The Neighborhood Charter Network is an equal employment opportunity school corporation which strives to deliver educational excellence, equitable access, and quality service to our students and families. NCN recognizes the educational and social value of human differences and their various forms. NCN is committed to an inclusive approach which affirms and embraces all aspects of diversity. We are strengthened by our unique knowledge, experiences, interests, hopes, challenges, cultures, traditions and families. We engage families as partners in education through trusting relationships built on culturally responsive two-way communication and mutual respect.

Recognizing our diversity, we are committed to equity in all of our work. We seek to allocate resources to eliminate discrimination and disparities. We strive to eliminate prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance and bridge gaps between and among our diverse students, families, staff and communities.

Our approach to diversity and commitment to fairness ensure that the students we serve are empowered to succeed in high school, college and beyond.

Key Details:  

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will perform other reasonably related tasks as assigned by the supervisor or other management personnel.

NCN reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours accordingly. This document is for management communication only and is not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment.

Neighborhood Charter Network provides equal opportunities of employment to all applicants and and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type against anyone without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
Special Education