Middle School Teaching Fellow

Neighborhood House Charter School

Seeking a caring, compassionate individual interested in supporting scholars and teachers in the classroom.

Job Title:  Middle School Teaching Fellow 
Department:
Middle School
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Reports to:
Middle School Principal
Date:
6/23/2020
 
Job Overview
Reporting to the principal, a Teaching Fellow supports the lead teacher in all aspects of teaching including the support of special education students in a full-inclusion classroom and the implementation of the curriculum.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, age, disability, marital status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  We encourage you to apply even if you feel that you do not meet all the stated requirements for the position.
 
What We Offer
The impact of Teaching Fellows upon Neighborhood House students is profound. Whether Fellows ultimately pursue a career as educators or choose another path, they find their experience will resonate with them personally and professionally for years to come.  The Teaching Fellow position is a fully-benefited position with an annual salary of $35,000.
 
About Neighborhood House Charter School
Neighborhood House Charter School was founded over 20 years ago with a mandate to both provide a better education for Boston’s low-income families and to incubate the best in teaching and learning practices. Serving nearly 500 children from Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods, we have become one of the most sought-after public schools in the City. The 70 percent low-income, 80 percent minority families we serve truly reflect the diversity of Boston.  In keeping with our commitment to provide a better education option for Boston schoolchildren, we opened a Neighborhood House Charter School high school in the fall of 2017. We are uniquely positioned to understand the challenges facing Boston students as they move into high school, and we are both honored and excited to be able to offer a high school that will address these challenges and give families a new, distinctive option.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Although specific responsibilities will depend upon where each Fellow is assigned, all Teaching Fellows provide an added layer of support to students by working with, and under the direction of, classroom teachers. Teaching Fellows support our mission in the following ways:
  • Supporting special education students in a full-inclusion classroom
  • Support teachers in the preparation and implementation of curriculum
  • Mentoring students and providing ongoing academic and social/emotional support
  • Grade level duties as needed
  • As the year progresses, providing individual, small group and large group instruction
  • Substitute teaching as needed
  • Prep and set-up in classrooms to prepare for the day
Expectations For All Staff
  • Unshakable belief that every child can be successful, no matter his or her background;
  • Belief in two messages, simultaneously in balance: “We love you” and “We have the highest expectations of you – and you can and will meet them;”
  • Strong team leader, capable of inspiring and motivating teachers and other school professionals;
  • Belief that teachers and other professionals must teach and influence social/emotional strengths of all children in and out of the classroom;
  • Desire to continually reflect and grow through professional development, peer feedback, and observation;
  • A passionate commitment to urban education and the belief that education and hard work are the keys to life success;
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
Preferred
  • City Year or AmeriCorps experience
  • Some teaching or mentorship experience (particularly in an urban setting)
 PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Stand and sit for sustained periods of time
  • See and read a computer screen and printed materials with our without vision aids
  • Move about the school, including ascending and descending stairs, to bring students from one place to another
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Focus on one source of sound and not another
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classroom settings, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Frequent repetitive motion with hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop; sit on floor; bend; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 
TO APPLY:
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse staff. Please use the link to submit a resume and a compelling letter of interest. Thank you for your interest in our school.