Covenant House Academy Detroit

The Covenant House Academies provide high school dropouts and at-risk youth in our communities with new opportunities to earn a high school diploma, improve their life skills, and the academic foundation to continue on to higher education or post-secondary skills training.  Aided with a compassionate and caring staff, the schools prevent poverty, underachievement and homelessness while offering hope, encouragement and a better chance for future success.

Feb 05, 2019
Position:                        Section 31a Paraprofessional Reports to:                   Principal   General Description:  Provides instructional support services under the direct supervision of a teacher to offer targeted teaching and support to students in the classroom and on campus grounds. The Paraprofessional will work with the Covenant House Academy team to ensure that all students are working toward their academic goals. This is a grant-funded position: employment continuation is directly dependent upon funds availability and job performance.   Primary Responsibilities Understands, accepts, and abides by the Covenant House Academy philosophy and mission statement in all his/her school activities. Administers reading and math tests to identify the level of student achievement. Works with the teacher to determine the instructional needs of each student. Provides one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading and math. Attends in service professional development, building and district meetings. Communicates with parents and families as directed by the teacher or Principal. Administers, scores, and records such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher. Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interest, and abilities. Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes. Helps student master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher. Distributes and collects workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher. Checks notebooks, corrects papers, and supervises testing and make-up work, as assigned by the teacher. Promotes high levels of achievement in relation to individual abilities. Communicates goals and academic expectations to students. Maintains confidentiality concerning all student information and any professional matters. Alerts the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher. Works in a professional and cooperative manner with others to achieve duties and responsibilities. Acts in accordance to the directives and assignments given by the Principal.     Essential Skills and Abilities Ability to understand the awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of homeless and at-risk youth that Covenant House Academy serves Ability to reinforce the teacher’s effect in the classroom An aptitude and working knowledge of computer courseware and hardware Ability to impact student achievement through mentoring, motivation, and monitoring practices   Qualifications Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Preferred Prefer candidate with middle and high school mathematics background Excellent oral and written communication skills Effective organizational skills with the ability to multitask Satisfactory completion of criminal history check     TO APPLY: SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST ALONG WITH CURRENT RESUME BY FAX OR EMAIL TO:  MICHAEL KRYSTYNIAK, FAX (313) 558-9023, EMAIL mkrystyniak@chayvs.org ). Youth Vision Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. YVS will not discriminate against any otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disabilities, or other legally protected status.
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