Paraprofessionals- U Prep Schools 19-20 SY

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About U Prep Schools:  

If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives --we are looking for U. Our mission:  to give students the courage to pursue a future full of possibilities. Our students come to our network of schools looking for a rewarding and fulfilling education. Comprised of two public charter school districts; University Preparatory Academy and University Prep Science and Math; we educate over 3,300 students in the burgeoning city of Detroit. Help us to prepare our students for success in life and be a part of U.


U Prep Paraprofessionals are responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in the educational and socialdevelopment of all of the students.

Desired Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills along with excellent computer skills;

  • Excellent organization, follow-up skills, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;

  • Strong time management skills with attention to detail;

  • Must possess a disciplined work style with the ability to show comparable urgency with proactive work as with deadline-driven work;

  • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities while demonstrating flexibility and


  • Proven ability to thrive in a self-directed, fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities;

  • Possess high degree of integrity and strong ability to handle sensitive and confidential information; and, 

  • Strong relationship building.


  • High school diploma or better.
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and implement U Prep Schools and support school programs.
  • Knowledge of a second language is desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the School Leader through the teaching staff.

  • Supervises individuals or small groups of students as directed by the teachers.

  • Helps with the planning, preparation, and implementation of projects and activities as directed by the


  • Supervises students during non-academic times (i.e. lunch, choice time, recess, teacher planning periods, etc.).

  • Chaperones class field studies.

  • Helps maintain an orderly, attractive classroom environment.

  • Assists with arrival and dismissal, including escorting children to and from buses.

  • Provides clerical assistance as directed by the teachers.

  • Manages classroom food service.

  • Participates in all staff meetings and professional development.

  • Maintains flexible daily routines that accommodate changing responsibilities and schedules.

  • Supports teaching staff in any way that promotes the goals of U Prep Schools

Location: Paraprofessional in Detroit, MI
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