Job: Academic Mentor - Life Academy (2017-18)

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Posted: 06/09/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 481

Job Description

Ref: ACAMNT0244

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of a Principal, serve as a mentor assisting individual students identified as working below grade level by providing additional instruction in basic academic skills. 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements).
E = Essential Functions 

Serve as a mentor assisting individual students identified as working below grade level by providing additional instruction in basic academic skills such as reading, writing, spelling, math or other subject areas; work individually with students or in small groups. E

Assist students with classroom assignments, homework, test preparation, papers and projects. E

Assist the teacher with various classroom activities including duplicating materials for lessons or homework assignments, correcting papers, filing and other activities as requested. E

Assist the teacher with helping students to understand and adapt to educational and social settings and to develop organized study habits. E

Assist in monitoring classroom, recess and other playground activities as assigned. E

Perform related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Meet Highly Qualified requirement of No Child Left Behind: A high school diploma, or equivalent AND a) an Associate of Arts degree or higher, or b) 48 or more college units, or 3) a passing score on a test (CBEST, ParaPro or CODESP)
Employment eligibility will include being fingerprinted, passing a Tuberculosis test and/or other employment clearance requirements.

LICENSES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Personal appearance, grooming, and language patterns, which will provide a satisfactory example to pupils.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Basic subjects taught in District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading

Safe practices in classroom and playground activities

Basic instructional methods and techniques

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

Basic record-keeping techniques

Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct

ABILITY TO:
Assist with instruction and related activities in a classroom or assigned learning environment

Reinforce instruction to individual or small groups of students as directed by the teacher

Print and write legibly

Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately

Understand and follow oral and written directions

Learn the procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Supervise and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Hearing and speaking to exchange information

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned equipment and demonstrate activities

Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students

Sitting at a desk, conference table, or in classrooms of various configurations for extended periods of time

Distinguishing colors, seeing and reading a computer screen, educational materials, books, and other printed matter, with or without vision aids and seeing to monitor students

Speaking in audible tones, comprehensible to others, in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone

Walking on uneven terrain, play yards and school grounds, or standing for long periods of time

Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds or carry any object weighing up to 15 pounds

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.



Primary Location: Life Academy High School

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 AM  -
Friday, September 15, 2017 11:59 PM
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