Orenda Charter Schools

Orenda Education

Georgetown, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3724069
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 17, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Founded in 1995, Orenda Education currently operates five public, tuition-free charter school campuses in Central Texas with a total district enrollment of 1,900. Our mission is to create new and innovative school choice opportunities in Central Texas for families seeking an alternative to the large, more traditional public school system. Each of our campuses serves a community educational niche that differs from the large traditional school model in several ways, from the smaller school size and project based learning to integration of twenty first century learning technology in all classes. With its existing assets, infrastructure, and systems in place, the organization is poised to grow to seven campuses and a total district enrollment of 2,500 over the next several years.

REPORTS TO: Principal
POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Non-exempt
SALARY RANGE: $13.50-$17.50
WORK DAYS: 182 C Days
This position is grant funded and will only be funded through the 2022-2023 school year.

Assists in the planning and implementation of academic activities that meets the individual needs of the student. Works as part of a team of educators to create and produce curriculum for students. Responsible for regular notes that reflect the academic and interactive progress of students.

Assessment testing for newly admitted students
Support and encouragement to students in assisting them in learning and completing assignments
Provide behavior and classroom management support
Feedback on students in the daily milieu
Documents students’ progress on a regular basis
Other duties as assigned
Protects confidentiality of students and peers
Participates in gathering assessment information for each student and, as a team member, plan for student success
Advocates for and responds to the needs of students
Approaches responsibilities with enthusiasm, dedication, and energy
Punctual so the team is in attendance at the start of school
Performs duties efficiently and is self-motivated to problem solve
Interacts with students, families, visitors and co-workers with respect
Approaches others with a positive attitude
Refrains from gossip
Offers problem-solving ideas
Strives for professional excellence
Follows dress code
Adheres to policies and procedures
Monitors students for safety
Assists teacher in assessing the academic abilities of students
Assists teacher in performance improvement of student academic progress
CIP, CPR, First Aid, Valid Texas Driver’s License, annual required staff development
Must have and maintain a level of general physical/ emotional health, which permits effective performance and duties.
Involves both in-door and out-door activities, on campus and off campus.
Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have at least one of the following:
Associate's Degree or higher
Completed two years of Study at an Institute of Higher Education (48 hours)
Passed a rigorous state or local assessment demonstrating knowledge of, and the ability to assist in; instruction reading; writing and math. (Paraprofessional Academy through Education Service Center)
Educational Aide Certification
Previous experience with children in a professional educational setting. 
Ability to plan and carry out activities for students that promote cooperative, support interactions.
Experience or training implementing behavior support with Special Education students.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefit options, including:

Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Basic Life, Term Life, Permanent Life and Accident Insurance
Short-term and Long-term Disability
403b and 457b Investment Plans
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account Options
Critical Illness, Cancer Insurance
Legal Services

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $13.50 to $17.50 Per Hour
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Location Description

    Orenda Charter Schools Administration and two of its campuses, Gateway College Preparatory School and Gateway Tech High School are located in Georgetown, TX which is about 40 miles north of central Austin, TX. Orenda has 3 other campuses located in Goldthwaite, Belton, and Kingsland, TX. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Orenda Education is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Teresa Moreno, Director of Human Resources
    • 2951 Williams Drive
    • Georgetown, Texas 78628
    • Phone: 512-869-3020
    • Fax: 512-869-3030
    • Email: click here

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