Educational Assistant (SY24-25)

May 09 2024
SEEQS |Honolulu|Full Time, $18.41 - $19.50 / hour
Job Description

MISSION OF THE ROLE

  • Educational Assistants support the educational environment by assisting teachers and staff with classroom management, lesson implementation and resource support as needed to ensure all students get the most out of the learning environment.

OUTCOMES

  • All students are exposed to powerful academic, social, and emotional learning experiences and are fully supported in making mistakes, growing, and learning how to interact in the world.

COMPETENCIES

  • Enjoys working with tweens, families, and community members and earns trust and maintains confidences
  • Is responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Is able to produce significant outcome with minimal waste of effort
  • Possesses a strong willingness to work hard
  • Is able to work and stay calm under pressure
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills, habits, and attention to detail
  • Communicates positively, clearly, and effectively, verbally and in writing, with a variety of audiences
  • Works effectively in multiple roles: independently, as a partner, and as part of a team
  • Maintains an enthusiastic and proactive approach to solving problems and challenges

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:

  • Flexible and open to feedback
  • Commitment to learning from and contributing to our SEEQS community
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a growth mindset: believe that people’s most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point

Preferred:

  • Experience working with middle school students

GOALS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual and group support to students in order to reinforce the instructional/lesson objectives in activities planned by the teacher for the students.
  • Serve as an additional direct adult supervisor for students to ensure that assigned activities are carried out. Activities may include discussion, hands-on investigations, or interaction.
  • Provide opportunities for exceptional learners to succeed and develop confidence in their strengths.  
  • View each student’s progress with a growth mindset and collaborate with other school community members to support all learners
  • Work to develop awareness of students’ strengths and weaknesses and encourage students to advocate for themselves using their self-knowledge.
  • Implement classroom, school, and behavior management strategies as necessary that are aligned with SEEQS's philosophy and with students' Individualized Education Plans.

POSITION DETAILS 

​The Educational Assistant is a 10-month position at either 0.875 FTE (35 hours per week) or 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) and includes paid holidays, breaks between quarters, and generous sick leave. 

Daily hours for the role are between 7:45 AM and 3:45 PM [including a 30-minute lunch break for the 0.875 FTE role]. 
This position is for the 2024-2025 School Year. First day is July 30, 2024.

COMPENSATION

Pay rate is subject to the HGEA BU03 salary schedule for Educational Assistants (approximately equivalent to $18.41/hour). Employees also receive a generous benefits package provided to Hawaii State Government Employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION

​The role requires the employee to sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach above the shoulders, walk short distances, climb stairs, listen effectively, speak clearly, and visually observe staff and students on a routine basis. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


For more information on working at SEEQS and details on how to apply for this position, please visit: www.seeqs.org/work-at-seeqs