Instructional Aide

FLSA Classification:

Non-Exempt - Salary

Reports to:

Head of School



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Bloom Academy Charter School exists to provide a high quality, rigorous, and joyful educational experience to students in grades K to 5. We are a new and independent school seeking to add deeply mission aligned, smart, hardworking, and emotionally intelligent people to our founding staff. We opened in August 2019, to a cohort of kindergarten and first grade students in Houston Texas’ Historic Third Ward. In the 23-24 school year, we will educate students in grades K-5th grade.

The Bloom Academy Founding Instructional Aide

Driven by our mission to ensure every child succeeds, the Instructional Aide will be responsible for providing one-to-one support for students with special needs. The instructional aide is a critical team member that must care deeply about his/her/their work - we are on a mission to change the narrative about what our students are capable of achieving.

The Instructional Aide will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide a strong foundation of learning and achievement for kindergarten, first and second grade students.
  • Assist the lead classroom teacher in planning, designing, and delivering lessons.
  • Provides support to scholars who receive additional services.
  • Ensures students are prepared with the appropriate materials each day.
  • Manages student schedule to ensure students are on task and receiving high-quality instruction.
  • Adheres with the direction and guidance of individualized education plans, instructional plans, and behavioral plans.
  • Participates in annual Individualized Education Plan meetings (IEP).
  • Monitors progress toward student academic and behavior goals through strategic data collection.
  • Maintains high expectations for academic and behavioral outcomes and ensures students remain on task.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of an authentically inclusive classroom environment that values high expectations and character development for every child.
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage for classrooms across the school.
  • Perform duties during non-academic times (arrival, breakfast, lunch, and dismissal).
  • Perform duties to assist with morning or afternoon bus monitoring by riding the route, as well as assisting with the after-school program. Schedules will vary depending on which additional duties each paraprofessional/instructional aide has to be an 8 hour work day.
  • Assist with grading and data analysis.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and staff.
  • Participate in feedback, coaching, and professional development sessions.

Disclaimer: This job description provides the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals hired for this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Bloom Academy Charter School reserves the right to change any or all content of this job description based on the school’s needs. If applicable, the incumbent will be notified of any changes before they take effect.

Required Qualifications

  • Working in-person/on campus and adhering to the standards required for on-campus work.
  • High school diploma required, associate degree preferred.
  • Deep alignment with school’s mission and core values.
  • A staunch belief that all students regardless of race or socio-economic status can achieve at high levels and be positive contributors to their communities.
  • A successful background check in compliance with state law.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all school stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

Preferred Key Competencies, Mindsets and Abilities

  • A growth mindset and high emotional intelligence.
  • A social justice-oriented philosophy as it relates to the achievement gap and educational advancement of disenfranchised communities.
  • Professional experience in a high needs/and or urban education or non-profit setting.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Bloom as you are.

Bloom Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all adults and children who enter our doors.