The Academic Aide assists faculty, staff and students with classroom and clerical needs. These tasks are focused to support, and enhance the educational mission, of the School.
Provide classroom support to teachers and staff (reinforcing lesson plans, grading papers, creating instructional materials, other administrative tasks as assigned)
Supervise students during recess, lunch periods, assemblies, field trips, bus loading and other school activities
Work with students in classrooms, individually or in small groups
Substitute/assist during teacher absences
Assist with clerical/administrative tasks when needed
Attend and participate in school events
Prepare rooms/assembly areas for special projects, activities and events
Staff the After School program
Be able to lift up to 40 pounds and pass a criminal background check.
Have a Bachelor’s Degree, experience working with children, knowledge about child development, and possess strong conflict resolution skills. The candidate should be flexible, take initiative, be willing to learn, and able to work both collaboratively and independently. Additionally, it is important to appreciate and enjoy working with students who have learning differences.
Maintains current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and take advantage of other professional development opportunities
Provides the unique support, attitude, and environment necessary for student success
Maintains a positive attitude and connects well with students and families in the midst of challenges and learning obstacles
Commits to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Believes in each student’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.