La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP School and the first Reggio-IB Italian Immersion program in the world. We are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Program as MYP candidate school. La Scuola, founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, has grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of 300+ families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).
Start Date: Immediately
We are seeking an individual who will act as Full-Time Instructional Aide for our Elementary School Campus for the 2019-20 Academic Year.
The role partners proactively with teachers and administration to support both the student with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
The Instructional Aide will:
Observe and evaluate individual student displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
Carry out classroom tasks that support the school and the child.
Participate in classroom instruction as needed. Work one-on-one, in pairs, or in small groups with the student who has diagnosed learning differences or other diagnoses that impact achievement.
Liaise with the classroom teachers when they are developing learning activities.
Participate in parent-teacher communication & conferences as needed.
Develop and/or implement specific curriculum, charts, forms, digital tools and games, or other aids to help assigned students learn classroom material in alternate forms.
May participate in lunch, specialist or recess duties. Other duties as noted by the school.
Nature of the role may shift during the school year to include recess supervision and extended care teaching depending on the ever-changing needs of the school’s staff and students.
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field; graduate degree preferred
A minimum of 3 years of experience working with adolescents and families; some classroom experience preferred
Fluency in Italian preferred, but not required
Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Sophistication in understanding learning differences and devising appropriate strategies for accommodating them
Patience and a problem-solving approach to issues.
Our ideal candidate is an outgoing, well-organized individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.
Candidate must be prepared to teach and tutor material at an elementary and middle school immediately.
Deep respect and understanding for teaching and learning.
Creative solutions for struggling learners.
Desire and skills to collaborate successfully with teams of teachers.
Commitment to constant self-improvement.
Other job related competencies: honesty/integrity, highly organized, follow-through on commitments, persistence, proactivity, calm under pressure, strategic thinking/visioning, creativity/innovation, enthusiasm, listening skills, proactive communication, persuasion.
Other cultural competencies: intelligent, patient, ability to handle a fast paced environment, continuous learner, passionate, engaging, personable, high EQ, collaborative, empathic.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in the United States. In addition, the final candidate will need to pass Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, a physical exam, and provide recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.
Full-time position receives full benefits, including medical and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits. Other fringe benefits include sick leave, PTO, paid holidays and warm lunch.
To be considered for the position, please apply herewith a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references. More information about our school can be found here https://www.lascuolasf.org/
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time position receives full benefits, including medical and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits. Other fringe benefits include sick leave, PTO, paid holidays and warm lunch.
Internal Number: K-4
About La Scuola International School
At La Scuola children will be immersed in the Italian language and culture; we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach; and we use the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP) as the basis for the curriculum they are taught. This world-class education model is grounded in creative and critical thinking, and is relevant to the global challenges of the 21st century. We strive to to teach the whole child: mind, body and soul.
We have a lively, warm and very diverse community of parents, with 23 languages spoken at the school and different family structures. Our parent body are from all over the world and include a mix of lovers of bilingual education, Italian speakers, and lovers of Italian language and culture and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.