Teacher Aide - Foundation Academy Charter School
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional *Up To $3K Bonus*
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Foundation Academy Charter School
Trenton, NJ 08618
Telephone: 609-920-9200
Job Description:
Actualizing education reform in a revitalizing city is hard, hard work, and we know that working in an urban school setting isn’t for everyone. But, if you are someone who is truly called to serve children and youth; someone who sees doing this work not only as your job, but as a fundamental piece of who you ARE, we encourage you to read on. 
We’re looking for YOU if:
  • You believe that EVERY child deserves access to a high-quality education and that children can and will learn if properly taught. 
  • You believe that alongside academics, a complete education includes nurturing students as individuals so that they can become well-rounded, civic-minded, lifelong learners; the changemakers and leaders of the future. 
  • You embrace a growth-mindset and consistently reflect on ways to improve, year after year. 
  • You are unabashedly and authentically YOU and proud of it, and genuinely committed to building meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff. 
Were you nodding “YES” as you read the list above? We invite you to apply! 

We’re looking for a dedicated and talented Paraprofessional to become part of our Foundation Academy Team. 
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • You’ll be serving students in Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Life Skills, and/or Specialized Learning Support classrooms
  • You’ll be participating in and supporting school events, activities, and programs, inside and outside of school hours.
  • You’ll be working closely with colleagues to build a cohesive school culture of success. 
  • You’ll be regularly analyzing data, monitoring progress and updating student performance trackers, and using that data to help guide their lesson plans.
  • You’ll be regularly and proactively updating families about student progress.
In exchange for your dedication, here are just some of the benefits and perks we offer:
  • Competitive starting salary with merit-based pay increases annually 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
  • Tax-deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount 
  • Independent, conflict-free, financial wellness advising through Holberg Financial
  • Optional short- or long-term disability benefits through Aflac
  • Regular professional development and coaching
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
  • Windows-based work laptop computer
  • Regular team-building activities and outings
  • 10 sick days and 3 personal days that roll over annually
  • Week-long seasonal breaks: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring break 
  • A rewarding career that positively impacts the lives of our amazing students
  • 2021-22 $4K BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Eligible to receive a one-time bonus of up to $3,000 based on your successful completion of the 2021-22 school year.
  • You preferably have 2+ years working in an urban or low-income setting and you understand how to get your students excited about learning. 
  • You are committed to living out our mission.
  • You have a minimum of 48 college credits (exclusive of any remedial or developmental credits) OR have passed the ETS ParaPro Assessment (minimum score of 456)
Supporting/Additional Documents Requested
  • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references. 
  • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing).

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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