Elementary Learning Support Teacher (2021-2022 School Year)

Democracy Prep Public Schools | Camden, NJ


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Posted Date 7/21/2021
Expiration Date12/31/2021

Who You Are

  • An individual with an unwavering commitment to the Freedom Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars. 
  • An aspiring teacher who believes in holding scholars to consistently high behavioral and academic expectations through high support.
  • A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is dedicated to aligning their classroom to Freedom Prep's commitment to antiracism and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An educator who is new to the classroom and looking to grow their practice by working in collaboration with a lead teacher. 
  • A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program (required).

What You’ll Do

  • Work alongside a lead classroom teacher to ensure that scholars enjoy a classroom culture of high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Create an inclusive classroom and school community by engaging in training, reflection, and dialogue around issues of race and identity for our staff and scholars.
  • In collaboration with the lead classroom teacher, plan and prepare for effective Implementation of a coherent, research-based curriculum. Share the whole-group teaching responsibilities with the lead teacher.
  • Assist in the development and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice.
  • Plan and facilitate differentiated learning activities through small group and one-on-one instruction in order to rapidly improve scholar data and mastery of content .
  • Maintain strong relationships with scholars, families, and colleagues through effective and frequent communication.
  • Continuously improve your professional practice through weekly coaching sessions, professional development, and collaborative, data-driven reflection with department and grade-level teams and your coach.
  • Encourage the social and emotional health and growth of all scholars through active communication and partnership with the school's scholar support team.
  • Foster a life of active citizenship for all scholars through the implementation of age-appropriate conversations and activities centered on current events, participation in community service and outreach opportunities, and active celebration of scholars' culture, heritage, and identity.
  • Engage in whole-school events and tasks, including transitions, family conferences, tutoring, and other activities/duties.

Compensation: Salary is $35,000-$45,000 and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, parental leave, a smartphone, and a laptop. Along with participating in the mandatory NJ Pension Plan, employees have the choice of enrolling in a pre-tax 403b or post-tax Roth with Democracy Prep.

This is an ESSER funded role through the CARES ACT specifically added solely for the next two school years to support scholars and mitigate the effects of the crippling pandemic. This role is funded through the 2022-2023 school year and has a current end date of June 30, 2023. There may be opportunities to apply for other positions within the Democracy Prep network for 2023-2024 school year as available.


Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.


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