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Instructional Education Assistant

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Seton Catholic Schools is a new, collaborative network of K-12 parish schools in Greater Milwaukee. We are coming together to strengthen academics, faith formation and life-long outcomes for all students. By 2020, Seton will include nearly 30 schools serving 10,000 students and be a national model for urban school renewal. Join our team and be part of this important transformation.

Job Summary

Instructional Education Assistants support the classroom teacher to drive student achievement by providing high-quality, differentiated implementation of the school’s curriculum. The Educational Assistant will receive daily instructions from the lead teacher that will generally include the activities outlined below:

  • Provide small group instruction for reading and math.
  • Conduct daily instruction with students one-on-one or small group.
  • Assist teacher during whole group instruction by moving throughout the classroom to check for understanding from the students.
  • Assist teacher in maintaining academic and social expectations.
  • Assist teacher in maintaining on-task behavior in the classroom.
  • Assist teacher in documenting academic and social/behavioral progress.
  • Provide model of exemplary character, self-esteem and self-discipline.
  • Participate in classroom planning and preparation for lessons, including creating and/or obtaining materials.
  • Provide teacher with input when the teacher is preparing to meet with parent(s) regarding student academic progress and behavior.
  • Assume classroom leadership when lead teacher is absent.
  • Attend training/professional development and staff meetings.

Education Assistants are hired by Seton Catholic Schools and then matched to a best-fit school and position. All candidates have the opportunity to visit the school and meet the school leader before accepting an employment offer.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Deep belief in the potential of all children and the values of Catholic education.
  • Commitment to driving academic and spiritual growth in all students.
  • Ability to build strong relationships, collaborate, and cultivate a loving, joyful classroom culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with a growth mindset and seek opportunities for feedback.
  • Personal responsibility for results.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual ability, highly preferred. 
  • At least 48 college credits required; Early childhood and/or education coursework preferred.

Benefits and Perks

  • Health, dental and vision coverage available.
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee pension program.
  • 403(b) retirement plan.
  • A collaborative, regional network of educators aligned to vision, mission and educational outcomes.
  • An entire school team aligned in approach to discipline and school culture.
  • Regular instructional feedback from school leaders and network instructional coaches.
  • School-based and network-wide professional development.
  • Professional development partnerships with local colleges, universities and education non-profits, including opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree and/or teaching license.
  • A commitment to hiring a diverse team, reflective of our communities.
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