SSFS seeks Paraeducators for all grades beginning January 2021. This role involves assisting teachers by performing a variety of tasks that promote student learning and well-being. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working in small groups to reinforce instruction, assisting with classroom management, supervising students engaged in virtual learning, ensuring that proper social distancing and health/safety protocols are followed, and providing general overall learning support.
Some college coursework is preferred but a degree is not required; familiarity with Friends education, or the Society of Friends is also preferable. Requirements include demonstrated successful experience working with children in a school or camp setting; ability to exhibit patient behavior and to work effectively with children, young adults, and staff members; and possesses excellent verbal and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with standard desktop computer hardware and software such as MS Office products, Google Suite, and database software is necessary
Physical Requirements: The ability to navigate stairs as part of daily routines; mobility around a large campus with uneven pavement and multiple buildings; bending and squatting as required to participate in activities; rearrange furniture as needed, lift/carry boxes up to 25 pounds; and the ability to maneuver as necessary within a classroom setting.
Commitment to Diversity
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representative of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs. Provide a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and three professional references by selecting the link. https://ssfs.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/62c57d67-293b-850e-0164-4a3774ba25b1/apply?source=1462895-CS-11388
About Sandy Spring Friends School
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Frie...nds School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.