Lighthouse Community Public Schools
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an
educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to
disrupt inequities by providing our students and families
exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our
core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social
justice rooted in the Expeditionary Learning Education Model, LCPS
is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional
student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own
learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a
career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in
2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter
schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,400 students in
East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our
graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. Learn
more at www.lighthousecharter.org.
MS Special Education Instructional Aide - Competencies,
Responsibilities, and Qualifications
Lighthouse Community Public Schools is looking for a Middle
School Instructional Aide who will work with the special education
teacher to deliver individualized services and supports for
students with special needs. At Lighthouse, we strive to hire and
retain staff who are relentlessly committed to ensuring that
traditionally underserved students of color develop agency and are
able to strive for the post-secondary educational experience and
career of their choice. Lighthouse staff believe that this
important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to
transforming our Oakland community. If you are inspired by our
mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students' lives
here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!
Under the guidance and supervision of the special education
teacher, deliver individualized or small group instruction in the
following areas: academic, behavioral/social-emotional, social,
transition, and functional/life skills as specified in the
Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) in order to support the
student in achieving their personalized goals.
Supports teachers in maintaining students' engagement,
inclusion, and independence in the larger general education
classroom through the implementation of school-wide systems and
strategies as well as the accommodations and modifications
necessitated by students' IEPs.
Collaborate weekly with classroom teachers and/or special
education teachers to customize supports that encourage students'
engagement and inclusion in the general education classroom.
Support with the modification and accommodations of learning
activities, under the guidance of the special education
Formally monitor and document students' progress on IEP
Provide testing accommodations or modifications for students
(e.g. 1:1 testing support, supervised breaks, extended time,
Communicate with students' families in conjunction with the
teachers to discuss progress and growth areas.
Attend and actively participate in professional development
activities to increase knowledge of best practices.
Implement behavior intervention strategies and plans, as
Maintain a high standard of professional behavior and follow all
school staff policies, including Mandated Reporter, staff/student
interaction policies and other requirements at all times.
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
We are are looking for instructional aides and paraprofessionals
who exhibit competencies in each of our five tenets:
Believes that every student can meet high expectations and
demonstrates commitment to equitable outcomes, particularly for our
most vulnerable students.
Holds a growth-mindset for self, colleagues, and students.
Builds meaningful relationships and communicates effectively
with students, families, colleagues, and community.
Has knowledge of child development and different learning
- Proactively advocates and takes responsibility for what they
need to provide high quality supports to the students they
Associate's degree or completion of the equivalent of 2 years of
Bachelor's Degree, preferred
1+ years of experience supporting students with disabilities, in
a school setting preferred
- Bilingual in Spanish, a plus
This position reports to the Director of Student Services and
This position is 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt) and follows a
10-month work year (190 days) with significant student-free days
for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and
interaction with families. All instructional staff will report in
early August 2021 (exact calendar TBD), new staff will start the
last week of July 2021.
Common Building Hours: All teachers are expected to maintain
hours of 8:00 - 4:00 pm M, Tu, Th, Fri and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesdays
for Professional Development.
OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our
employees. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits
package, including a competitive salary and generous health and
retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for
dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical
and dependent FSA).
People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged
Interested candidates should submit:
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews
will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and
performance tasks will take place on-site.
Lighthouse Community Charter School is an equal opportunity
employer committed to diversity at all levels.