2018-2019 Paraprofessional

Paraprofessional at Crescent City Schools

 The Paraprofessional is responsible for:
  • Maintaining the safety and development of the students in his/her care
  • Establishing high expectations for each student, and supporting their academic, social, and emotional development
  • Working closely with the classroom teacher to deliver instruction individually, in small groups, and support whole class instruction for more than 50% of the work day
  • Participating in frequent meetings with parents, teachers, and school leadership
  • Developing educational materials, learn communication techniques, and use student devices
  • Willingness to be CPI trained
  • After CPI training, implementing de-escalation techniques when working with students, as required
  • After being trained in CPI, may be required to restrain a student
  • Participating in the life of the school, including student activities and events

Position Requirements:
  • Believe in the mission and values of Crescent City Schools
  • Associate's degree, or two years of college and/or Highly Qualified as a paraprofessional
  • Demonstrate past success working with students in urban settings and open admissions schools
  • Knowledge of behavioral interventions a plus
  • Bilingual a plus

About Crescent City Schools
Crescent City Schools is a nonprofit Charter Management Organization whose mission is to support and develop open enrollment charter schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college. As a part of the ongoing effort to rebuild New Orleans public schools, Crescent City Schools currently operates three PreK-8th grade open-enrollment charter schools: Harriet Tubman and Paul Habans Charter schools, located on the West Bank; and Akili Academy, located in the Upper Ninth Ward. Our organization creates life-changing educational experiences for students and, through this work, transforms a city.

At Crescent City Schools, we accomplish our work by:
  • Starting with goals and focusing on outcomes
  • Using instructional models that have proven results
  • Establishing a structured and orderly learning environment
  • Creating common values for character, leadership, and responsibility
  • Maintaining a strong partnership with parents and families 
  • Providing transformational professional development and ongoing support for all staff

All faculty and staff at Crescent City Schools:
  • Believe in the unlimited potential of each child
  • Take personal responsibility for and are passionate about raising student achievement
  • Are prepared for the unique challenges and opportunities that school turnaround involves
  • Inspire their students and colleagues
  • Use feedback to improve
  • Achieve great results

Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
We offer an amazing benefits package.

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