Instructional Assistants work with the deans and heads of middle and upper school to instill a climate at The Gow School that is conducive to student learning emphasizing mutual respect and safety.
Essential Job Functions:
Reflect the Mission of The Gow School to students, faculty and the community, and adhere to all company policies as listed in the Faculty and Employee Handbooks
Exhibit The Gow School’s core beliefs, embodied in our Four Pillars of kindness, respect, honesty and hard work
Dorm Parent – Living in a school appointed residence on a full-time basis while school is in session, and supervising students in the dorm.
Coach 2 athletic seasons
Travel responsibilities – Drive students to and from the airport during designated travel times. Outside of travel days, drive students to the airport, as needed.
Substitute teaching –Substitute teach classes, as assigned by Head of Upper School, Head of Middle School or Dean of Students
Medical Driver – Drive students to scheduled and emergency medical visits, as assigned by the Head of Upper School, Head of Middle School or Dean of Students
General duties –Step in and fill the needs of the school on an as needed basis. This will include: assistance with ceremony and event chaperoning, supervising students before or after lunch, helping with the needs of the business office (cars to the mechanic)
Works collaboratively with students, staff and parents in a positive and professional manner
Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude and establish an environment that supports high achievement in students
Uses positive and productive techniques for improving student behavior
Regularly communicate with parents using a variety of methods and respond to parental concerns
Enforce school rules, manage student behavior, and maintain accurate records of student attendance, conduct and academic performance
Actively participate as a team member during meetings with faculty, staff and administration in reaching educational goals
Other duties as assigned
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment
Effective oral and written communication skills with students, parents, and co-workers
Strong organizational skills
Enthusiastic, flexible and committed to students reaching high learning standards
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.