Educational Assistant

Rocky Mountain Prep

Contract type
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024 12:00 AM
40000 yearly

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator


Our 1:1 Educational Assistants work collaboratively with the Special Education Teacher case manager, scholar, their family, & other stakeholders to support implementation of the supports outlined in the scholar’s Individualized Education Plan. 



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Experience working with student or adults with disabilities 



  • Speaks Spanish 

  • Experience working with historically marginalized communities in any setting 

  • Experience working with multi-language learners



This position will work with students with identified moderate to severe disabilities.


  • Support students in all academic settings as directed by the Special Education and General Education teachers.

  • Assist General Education classroom teachers in providing accommodations and modifications for students.

  • Provide instruction at centers or small groups as directed by the Special Education Teacher.

  • Actively identify students that are struggling and provide assistance.

  • Ensure students are given time to be independent. This includes:

    • Giving students opportunities to attempt and/or complete a task on their own.

    • Giving students processing time and not providing answers if they do not immediately respond to questions. Refraining from putting words in students’ mouths or guessing what they are saying/thinking.

    • Being realistic about the amount of processing time and not allowing students to purposely waste time.

  • Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to students multiple times, if necessary.

  • Help students read questions and passages in math, science and life skills when necessary.

  • Be familiar with online progress monitoring tools to support Special Education teacher with IEP Case Management requirements

  • Monitor student progress on assignments in all classes using proximity (i.e. walking around the classroom) and not sitting with one student the entire class period, unless specifically assigned as a one-on-one. 

  • Communicate regularly with teachers about students who are struggling to brainstorm approaches to support (including attending formal IEP and grade level team meetings).



  • Collaborate to establish and maintain systems and routines to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.

  • Attend students’ lunch time when possible in order to build relationships outside of the learning environment.

  • Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (daily hall duty, lunch duty once a week and after school dismissal once a week)

  • Communicate regularly and often with families (by phone, email and/or home visits) to both solicit their input and share student social/emotional and academic progress.

  • Participate in family and community events, including twice annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.

  • Chaperone community service learning projects, college campus visits and local trips with students.

  • Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school. 



  • Commit to constant growth, reflection, and implementation as educators and professionals through regular coaching and professional development.

  • Gain certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and other de-escalation strategies (yearly renewal required). 

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.

  • Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.



For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30 minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here!  


Education requirement

High School / GED

Experience requirement

< 1 year

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