Teacher Aide - Chester Charter School for the Arts
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Teaching Assistant
Job Location: Chester Charter Scholars Academy (Formerly Chester CS for the Arts)
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Chester Charter School for the Arts
Chester, PA 19013
Telephone: 610-859-3010
Job Description:
About CCSA
Chester Charter Scholars Academy (formerly named The Chester Charter School for the Arts) is a non-profit, public charter school that serves students in grades K-12. It is a single stand-alone school with no affiliation with any other schools or charter management organizations. CCSA currently serves approximately 676 students. 

Working at CCSA
When you become part of the CCSA family, you will feel supported and valued. At CCSA, we respect the work of educators and make space for professional autonomy. We are eager for passionate, energetic and relentless educators who are crazy about transforming the lives of urban students through public education to join us. We focus on solutions and tackle challenges together.

At CCSA, we are obsessed with honing our craft by constantly deepening curriculum development and instructional practice. We work collaboratively to provide our scholars the best education possible through an arts-integrated focus and want new team members who desire to do the same.

Ideal CCSA staff members embody the following values and characteristics:
Passion for Urban Education ~ Integrity ~ Flexibility ~ Empathy ~ Perseverance ~ Patience ~ Self Motivation ~ Courage ~ Sense of Humor ~ Focus on Growth ~ Collaborative Spirit

Position Description
The Special Education Teaching Assistant is specifically responsible for supporting students who receive special education services in appropriate academic areas.
Ideal Candidates will have:
  • Experience working successfully in an urban setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and thirst for continuously improving instruction through professional development and a data-focused mindset.
  • Exceptional management skills and a willingness to use humor to deescalate potential problems.
  • Proven ability to contribute to a high-performing team, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Director of Special Education.
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in learning activities and programs.
  • Providing for small group instruction and support as assigned.
  • Monitoring student academic growth and progress.
  • Actively supervising students as assigned.
  • Undertaking other duties as the classroom teacher and/or Director assigns.
  • Modeling the importance of character traits that we hope to nurture in our students including compassion, tenacity, and accountability.
  • PA Certification, Act 34, Act 151, Act 168 and FBI clearances
  • Experience in an urban setting, strongly preferred
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
Compensation: Annual salary (paid over 12 months) includes full health, dental, retirement and life insurance benefits.
If interested in applying for this position, please submit IMMEDIATELY: resume to Martina Hussein, Director of Special Education (mhussein@CCSAscholars.org) and Akosua Watts, Head of School/CEO (awatts@CCSAscholars.org)

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