Teacher Aide - Christopher Columbus Charter School
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Full-Time Paraprofessional
Job Location: Christopher Columbus Charter School, 1242 South 13th Street, 19147
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Christopher Columbus Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: 215-805-0011
Job Description:
Organization:        Christopher Columbus Charter School (CCCS)
Position:        Paraprofessional
Location:        1242 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


We are currently searching for a full-time Paraprofessional to work with 5th through 8th Grade Special Education students from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  This is a 10-month position.

About Our School
Christopher Columbus Charter School is located in in the heart of South Philadelphia's "Italian Market" area. At its inception in 1999, the school served students in grades K, 1, 2, and 3. Each year a grade was added, until it became a K-8 school. Presently, the school is serving 772 students. There are two facilities: the North Building, located at 916 Christian Street, houses students in grades K-5, and the South Building, located at 1242-46 South 13th Street, houses students in grades 5-8. Christopher Columbus Charter School students are a microcosm of the city. CCCS is a multicultural school serving families with various levels of income. The students experience rigorous academic learning and the development of positive character traits through an on-going character development program. The administration makes every effort to see that all stakeholders in the school community are involved and accommodated, in order to ensure that all CCCS students receive the best education possible.

The mission of Christopher Columbus Charter School is to provide students with content-rich academic rigorous Core Knowledge education, with a well-defined, sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly, disciplined, and caring learning environment. CCCS students learn to express themselves in at least one international language, and utilize computer technology to support learning in all major subjects, and become literate in the technologies of the 21st Century.

The vision of the founding board members of Christopher Columbus Charter School is the development of a school community in the ever-changing neighborhood of South Philadelphia, which is a source of hope for children from all cultural backgrounds and family situations. This vision includes welcoming all children so that they can experience the joy of learning. One of the major goals of the founding board members’ vision is to promote responsible citizenship and the skills for utilizing that citizenship throughout their lives.

Medical and dental insurance are offered to all full-time employees, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan that offers a generous employer match.

In order to qualify for this position, candidates must have:
•    An associate’s degree (or higher) OR completion of at least two years of study at an institution of higher learning
•    Experience working with special needs students
•    Current and acceptable FBI, PA Criminal, and PA Child Abuse clearances 
•    A flexible personality that demonstrates enthusiasm, celebrates success, and responds positively to adversity, with interpersonal skills that relate well with students, staff, administration, parents
•    A strong work ethic  and an excellent attendance record
•    Strong communication skills
•    An unwavering belief in the transformative power of quality charter schools and that all students can learn and achieve at high levels

To Apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this position with CCCS, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to jwilliamson@foundationsinc.org, with “Paraprofessional” listed in the subject line.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  Please note that you will only be contacted in the event that we wish to schedule an interview.  

Christopher Columbus Charter School is an AA/EOE committed to the development of an inclusive, multicultural community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.


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