Instructional Aide - Day School

Instructional Aide                                            

 

Department:            Day School

Reports to:               Principal

FLSA Status:           Exempt

Hours:                      8:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Qualifications

·      Associate Degree

·      Aptitude for the work to be performed

 

Preferred Qualifications

·      Bachelor’s Degree

·      Minimum two years working in an urban environment

·      Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

Purpose of position

Engaged Instructional Aides are critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School.  Their role is to assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students.  Next Step Instructional Aides engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As members of The Next Step community, Instructional Aides value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

·      Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge

·      Comfort and/or proficient with technology for planning and instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software

·      Display classroom management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior

·      Commitment to working with underserved students

·      Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds

·      Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth

·      Demonstrate ability to collect and use data to inform instruction

·      Demonstrate ability to infuse literacy and technology skills across the curriculum

Responsibilities

·      Work with individual or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by a certified staff

·      Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities

·      Monitor work and supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff

·      Serve as the key source of information and assist to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.

·      Perform clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff

·      Notify the certified staff of any problem or knowledge of information about an individual student

·      Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality about student information in school environment and community

·      Participate in an in-service training program as approved

·      Maintain a safe work environment and encourage colleagues to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties

·      Perform other such duties / assignments as directed by the certified staff

·      Design and deliver logically sequenced and well-paced lessons appropriate for the academic level and interests of students

·      Encourage and sustain student participation; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students

·      Make provisions for differences in student level, learning style, and interests

·      Effectively teach both small classes (3-5 students) and large (18-25 students) at a wide range of academic levels and learning styles

·      Work with students to establish and enforce a clear set of classroom rules and routines

·      Address behavior issues fairly, consistently, and without interrupting the class

·      Effectively teach academic life skills, including goal-setting, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self-advocacy, and organization

·      Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively, and meet regularly with students to review their progress

·      Complete reports on attendance, student progress, and other documentation as required by the administrative team

·      Plan responsibly for absences to ensure students continue to learn

·      Help to develop a curriculum that is relevant to the lives of students and aligned with school goals

·      Prepare bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment

·      Supervise students in classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, and on field trips.

·      Participate actively in regular weekly meetings, including staff meetings, Student Support Team meetings, Students of Concern meetings, and Professional Development sessions

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values

·      Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students

·      Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas

·      Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.

·      Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision

·      Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies

·      Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook

·      Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies

  • Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, weekly welcoming morning meetings and any other meetings assigned in relations to the position 
  • Participate in hall monitoring
  • Actively participate in one task specific and one special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This position will work closely with the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Instructional Coaches, Assessment Coordinator.  Instructional Aides will be supervised and evaluated by the Principal.

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Instructional Aide - Day School” in the subject line.

Case Manager - Night School

Job Title:                   Case Manager

Department:             Night School

Reports to:                Division Chair and Senior Director

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Hours:                        M - TH, 1:00 - 9:00 pm. Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

 

 

Definition

 

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet students’ and families comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote school attendance and learning. Related activities to case management include complex condition management, promotion of wellness, and promoting transitions of care services.  The individual in this position is responsible for identifying students at risk for school failure associated with personal, familial, and/or school factors; assessing multiple health, education and social service needs; developing an integrated school-community service delivery plan; and advocating on behalf of students.  This individual may have specialized knowledge and expertise in a particular area such as immigration or adolescent homelessness.  The ideal candidate is creative, organized, culturally sensitive and has previous experience navigating social service agencies in the DC metro area. The case manager promotes student achievement and development by connecting students to available services and encouraging student participation in those services. The case manager works with students, parents/guardians, teachers, other service providers, school principals, and community-based resources to develop a healthy community both inside and outside of the school.

 

Directly Responsible To

 

Division Chair and Senior Director, Student Support and Engagement

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

·       Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional stature.

·       Work collaboratively with Clinical Case Manger to locate and mobilize community resources for students.

·       Confers regularly with other stakeholders to assess needs of students.

·       Attend trainings and workshops to further understanding of psychosocial needs of the diverse populations served.

·       Promote and reinforce regular attendance with students, families, teachers, and administrators.

·       Participate as member of school-based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ attendance and academic success.

·       Provide staff consultation and professional development on behavioral, social and environmental issues affecting student population.

·       Participate in weekly supervision with Director of Student Support Services.

·       Coordinate, organizes and maintains files for students assigned to caseload.

·       Consult and collaborate with clinical case manager, and school social worker to identify relevant and appropriate professional development trainings for staff and administrators.

·       Assessed on both an individual- and group-level to determine student needs and how those needs fit into the school program.

·       Conduct home visits for students who are identified as truant.

·       Maintain communication and collaborative planning with coworkers with specific supportive roles (e.g. New Heights Coordinator, Homeless Liaison, Special Education Coordinator, etc.).

·       Attend meetings and professional development activities as required.

·       Conducts other duties as assigned.

 

Major Areas of Accountability

Adhere to laws related to DC Attendance Accountability Amendment Act, client confidentiality and mandated reporting.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Training

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field such as Psychology or possess 2-3 years of experience in working in education, public health, human services and/other direct social service areas.  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Fluency in English and Spanish speaking and writing is preferable; leadership skills in working with individuals and groups (e.g. initiating individual and group discussion, listening, clarifying and facilitating interactions and sharing of ideas); strong writing skills; ability to counsel students, parents, staff and lay persons individually and in groups; ability to demonstrate effective liaison relationships with parents, schools and agencies; skill in communicating concepts and information accurately orally and in writing; ability and willingness to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values.

·       Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students.

·       Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas.

·       Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.

·       Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision.

·       Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies.

·       Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook.

·       Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies.

  • Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year.
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, weekly welcoming morning meetings and any other meetings assigned in relations to the position.
  • Maintain organized, clean, and inviting work area

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Case Manager - Night School” in the subject line.

Custodian - On Call as Needed

Department:             Operations

Reports to:                Facilities Manager

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

 

Purpose

The Custodian / Food Service Handler shall maintain the building and grounds in a clean and orderly condition and assist with student food service, as needed.

 

Qualifications

·       High School Diploma or equivalent

·       Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferable

 

Essential Skills and Experience

·       minimum of six months to 1 year of related experience and/or training is highly desirable

·       ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

·       ability to write simple correspondence

·       ability to present information in one-on-one situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

·       ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s

·       ability to perform these operations using U.S. monetary units and weight measurement, volume, and distance

 

Responsibilities

·       Maintain Community Room and restroom, Reheat Kitchen, and common area on the roof

·       Take out the trash, mop and vacuum the floors daily, buff floors once a month and for special events, and/or any other requests regarding cleaning

·       Maintain the main school kitchen and staff lounge by cleaning all areas, mopping, taking out trash, making coffee, and maintaining coffee supplies, cleaning out refrigerator once a week, before school breaks, holidays, and vacations

·       Take all the trash to the dumpsters located outside the building

·       Make sure the water fountains are clean, working properly

·       Maintain the elevator by cleaning the walls and floors

·       Notify management concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, elevator, and ventilation equipment

·       Maintain exterior grounds around the building and parking area of litter and debris

·       Dust all light fixtures and equipment in high places  

·       Clean windows, spot clean doors and walls daily

·       Must be on time every day and work a full 8 hour schedule on a regular basis, with a 30 minute lunch break

·       Must be available to work overtime and cover other shifts

·       Must be available to be on-call one weekend per month to assist our tenant as needed.

·       Must be able to lift boxes, load and unload of supplies, equipment, and furniture, assist with the move of our school to the new facility.

·       Assist Receptionist as needed with student food service and paperwork needed for NSLP requirements

·       Clean restrooms in Community Room and on 3rd Floor every Monday morning

·       Other duties as assigned

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee is rarely required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts to high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in work environment is usually moderate.

 

General Responsibilities of all Staff Members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

·       Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values

·       Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students

·       Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas

·       Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, and college tours, graduations, Monday community meetings and staff meetings.

·       Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision

·       Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year

·       Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies

·       Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook

·       Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies

·       Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

 

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Custodian” in the subject line.

 

 

Network Administrator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Hours: Day — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm-Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Evening – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm-Tuesday and Thursday

Purpose of position

The Information Technology Support Specialist is critical to the success of the day-to-operations of The Next Step Public Charter School.  As a member of The Next Step community, the Information Technology Support Specialist values academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, and collaboration and respect.

The position of Information Technology Support Specialist is essential for the daily functioning of the school’s administration and its educational programs. The primary duties of the Information Technology Support Specialist are to ensure that the school’s technology infrastructure, equipment, and related software and applications meet industry standards and are fully operational in order to adequately support the school’s administrative and instructional activities on a daily basis.

Qualifications and experience: The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Ample experience installing, configuring, and maintaining production servers with 2012 R2 Datacenter.
  • Experience working with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to deploy updates to 350 student computers in a monthly basis.
  • Solid knowledge with GPOs.
  • Maintain document management system and storage infrastructure for 100 users using Box.com
  • Be able to work with L2 and L3 Cisco Switches, Wireless Controllers 5500 series, Cisco VPN (Anyconnect configurations)
  • Have knowledge of working with OpenDNS.
  • Ability to deploy operating systems OSX and Windows.
  • Ability to configure Cisco devices such as switches and Firewalls
  • Ability to research, evaluate and propose solutions to system implementation that fully accommodate business production.
  • Ability to evaluate and select other network elements necessary to achieve maximum reliability and scalability
  • Ability to implement redundancy and full disaster recovery capability
  • Thorough understanding of routing, switching, WAN, WLAN, DNS, DHCP, TCI/IP and LAN and VLAN concepts as well as virtual technologies such as Hyper-V. (Using HyperV Manager Server.)
  • Ability to work with Windows Active Directory.
  • Ability to work with vendors on implementation of technology solutions including hardware, software.
  • Extensive experience with desktop migration and computer imaging, for computers and servers (using local and cloud backups).
  • Maintain video security infrastructure in check using Vivotek technologies.
  • Maitain a clean directory for Access Cards for staff using emerge and Protection1 technologies.
  • Maintain Email system directory up-to-date (Google Dashboard) also work with Google Vault.
  • Work with Drobo boxes (NAS).
  • With this in mind, the candidate must know in advance that this is a setting that requires 100 % uptime.
  • Make sure Domain Controllers and DFS information is safely backed up daily.
  • Strong documentation required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

Analysis and Design

  • Review network architecture
  • Topology, interdependencies and constraints
  • Research technical alternatives and analyze technical options
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Prepare overall design and integration plan for new processes, protocols and equipment
  • Recommend selection of architecture, topology, hardware and software
  • A solid understanding of the operating systems in use at the site
  • Independent problem-solving, self-direction
  • Works well alone or on a team

 

Configuration and Implementation

  • Plan and document system configuration
  • Implement new system configuration
  • Perform workstation configuration and software loading
  • Support, track and document change implementation
  • Assist in development of deployment plan and methods
  • Develop and implement security procedures

 

Testing

  • Define and document test specifications
  • Develop test plan and procedure
  • Schedule and perform testing
  • Document, interpret and report test results

 

Monitoring and Management

  • Analyze system performance to baseline
  • Monitor and report component, security and connectivity problems
  • Perform functional verifications and system audits
  • Make recommendations for system optimization/improvement
  • Generate and present reports

 

Administration and Maintenance

  • Set up and maintain user accounts
  • Develop maintenance and upgrade plan
  • Schedule and coordinate network maintenance
  • Apply maintenance, upgrades and process changes
  • Coordinate, communicate and document changes
  • Perform system backups and restore data
  • Manage inventory
  • Document maintenance activities
  • Ability to write purchase justifications
  •  Respond to critical outages after hours

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves 

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students and staff members regardless of background, origin, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or home language
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in common areas
  • Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations that occur on site, community meetings and staff meetings as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies
  • Adhere to school policies as described in employee handbook
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Supervision and evaluation

This position will be supervised and evaluated by the Chief Operating Officer.

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Network Administrator ” in the subject line.

 

 

Tutor - Day School

Department: Day School

Reports to: Day School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during weekdays

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards earning one)
  • Minimum one year working in an urban school or educational setting
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Knowledge GED core content, or High School core content subjects (English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)

Purpose of position

Engaged Tutors are critical to the success of students at The Next Step Public Charter School.  Their role is to tutor, support, and work closely with students who are either close to passing the GED or students who are struggling with content. Next Step tutors will engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As guest members of The Next Step community, Tutors value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software, as needed
  • Display student management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to use data provided by teacher to inform instruction

 Responsibilities

  • Assists teachers in reinforcing learning objectives and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual student abilities, interests, and learning styles
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning objectives or skills introduced and outlined by teachers
  • Monitor student work and help supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by lead teachers and or substitute teachers
  • Serve as the key source of information and assistance to substitute teachers in the absence of lead teachers
  • Notify teachers of any student misbehavior or non-compliance
  • Encourage and sustain student interest in class work; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students when working with them
  • Work with students to reinforce established classroom rules and routines
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively and consult with students regularly to review progress

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a guest member of The Next Step community, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Actively participate in a task-specific or special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This is a contracted, hourly position as needed, and Tutors will work closely with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coaches, Teachers and Executive Assistant.  No direct supervision or evaluation is necessary. However, the Principal has discretion as to whether or not a Tutor will continue or discontinue working with Next Step Students.

To Apply: please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Paid Tutor – Day School” in the subject line.

Substitute Teachers 

Description: The Next Step PCS is currently hiring substitute teachers. Candidates who are familiar with the GED Test, and/or candidates who are familiar with teaching English to speakers of other languages are encouraged to apply. 

Necessary Experience: Experience working with multicultural learners, ages 16-24 is desired.  Bilingual candidates in English and Spanish are ideal.

To Apply: If you are interested, and fit these qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with "Substitute Teacher" in the subject line.