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Entry-level & Associate Learning Guides

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location(s):                    Menlo Park

Reports To:                    Executive Director, Associate Director

Consults With:                Lead Behavior Specialist and Learning Specialist,

                                       as well as other specialist (OT, SLP, etc)

Pay:                                $20 - $25hr, depending on experience

Work Status:                  Part-time 6 - 30 hours per week

Open Mind School, Early Learning Center


Open Mind School operates an Inclusive Early Learning Center for toddler and preschool aged children; alongside a comprehensive K-12 schooling experience in Menlo Park. Open Mind School programs are relationship based and built on the firm belief that children are curious learners who thrive in supportive environments. Open Mind School is inspired by the vision of inclusive and universal designed learning opportunities for all students. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission is for all students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. 
 

Position Summary

The position of Learning Guide is a unique opportunity for professionals interested in a career in

Education, Behavior Support, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Psychology,

Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Social Work or related fields to gain meaningful hands-on

experience in a dynamic work environment. Training, consultation, and ongoing opportunities for

personal and professional growth are embedded in the experience and opportunities at Open

Minds.

Best Candidate for the Position

  • Presumes competence in all students

  • Is open to incorporating social emotional learning into student experiences

  • Has passion for working with and engaging children in student driven learning experiences

  • Believes in fostering children's social emotional capabilities

  • Is committed to continuous improvement

  • Has experience working with the students with disabilities, preferably those who have an Autism and Apraxia a plus

  • Possess a growth mindset and servant-leadership orientation

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow an individual education program for student(s) based on the student’s Student

  • Learning Overview and education plan including positive behavior support plans.

  • Support student(s) in maintaining regulation, engagement, and attention.

  • Provide support during group times, small group, and individual instruction. We have art therapists, music therapists, yoga/movement, cooking and many other elective specials embedded in our curriculum.

  • Under the direction of the supervising specialist you might be responsible for implementing or completing lesson plans or working on student individual goals.

  • Support the classroom teacher in daily instruction.

  • Help student(s) follow safe and appropriate daily living skill routines.

  • Be on time at the beginning of your shift and when returning from breaks.

  • Attend team meetings.

  • Assist with providing regular, ongoing, positive communication with parents, including but not limited to, daily or weekly written and verbal reports.

  • Direct questions from parents as needed to the school director and family engagement program coordinator.

  • Support the classroom teacher in maintaining classroom structure and organization.

  • Administrative tasks as assigned.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Dress in comfortable but professional attire.

  • Have fun and be creative!

Desired Qualifications

  • Classroom learning guides must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal and time management skills, proficiency with writing and communication, good problem-solving skills, and must work well within teams.

  • An open mind to many methodologies and teaching strategies is required.

  • Minimum of an undergrad degree and preference for graduate degree in progress or completed.

Required

  • Requirements include a background check

  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Compensation and Benefits

 

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, 3 sick days

  • Affiliation with a groundbreaking startup

  • Opportunity to positively impact the lives of students and their families

  • Job growth opportunities

About Open Mind School

Open Minds, Silicon Valley is a leader in inclusion and accessibility working with public, private,
nonpublic schools and businesses around the SF Bay Area and beyond. Open Minds, Silicon
Valley operates Open Mind School, a small k-12 nonprofit pilot model school in Menlo Park. Our
world-class team of educators, entrepreneurs, and specialized service providers are working
together to use data analytics to make informed decision making on school learning
environments. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized
experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission
is for all students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social
experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. Open Mind School is a public benefit
corporation and nonprofit organization which requires us to meet rigorous standards of social
and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

OMS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

OMS hires employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other protected statuses as required by applicable law.

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please use the link below:

https://jobs.gusto.com/boards/open-mind-school-02327429-3d61-4de1-8ea2-9822aa81f866

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