Summary

High School Teaching | American Indian Language and Culture | Greenway High School

Description

Indian Education Academic Assistant – Indian Home School Liaison (IHSL) – Position is 5 hours/day during the school year.  Follows School Calendar.
 
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Indian Education Program Coordinator, Director of Indian Education
Blood-Borne Pathogen Risk Status: Low
 
Summary of Position
The Indian Education Academic Assistant will provide direct academic support to students in the Indian Education Program and will work with a caseload of students as assigned by the Director of Indian Education and Program Coordinator. This position will also work closely under the guidance of the Indian Education Coordinator to achieve the program goals of meeting the diverse educational and cultural needs of American Indian Students. This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
 
Essential Functions

  • Comply with the Family of Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and current educational privacy regulations to ensure student confidentiality.
  • Provide direct academic assistance to students in the Indian Education Program. Content areas will include mathematics, reading, writing, history, and additional subjects in the current K-12 curriculum.
  • Utilizing the Infinite Campus system, hold individual meetings with students to discuss grades, behavior, and goals.
  • Monitor individual student attendance, behavior, and academic progress in the assigned case load.
  • In collaboration with the Indian Education Coordinators: implement best practices for supporting students.
  • Communicate with general education teachers and special education teachers regarding the progress of students.
  • Follow Individual Education Plans (IEPs) when working with special needs students.
  • Attend trainings and internal meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
Required Competencies

  • Strong academic skills to assist students in a K-12 curriculum
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Computer skills
  • Flexibility

Work Environment
This position is in a professional K-12 grade public school environment. Office equipment is utilized daily such as computers, printers, scanners, fax machines and telephones.
 
Mission/ Focus
GNK Indian Education for ISD 319/316 maintains a mission to provide a high-quality education that empowers Native American students to be career, college and community ready.
 
Travel
There is occasional travel required with this position for mandatory meetings and trainings.
 
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
 
Required Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree or equivalent of 60 college credits in cultural studies, education, psychology, counseling, or elated field and or Para Pro test and experience.
  • 2 years of experience working directly with children or young adults in and educational setting.
  • Previous knowledge or understanding of Native American culture, and experience working with students of Native American descent is preferred.
  • Must be legal to work in the United States
  • Must complete a pre-employment background check