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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School K-6th Grade Instructional Assistant in Malden, Massachusetts


Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, MA was founded in 1998. The School serves over 1,600 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Great teachers, carefully-selected curricula presented with fidelity, high expectations, and traditional pedagogy are the keys to student success at Mystic Valley.

Mystic Valley annually finds itself among the top public schools not only within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but in New England and throughout the nation. Our students have attained the highest levels of success at the post-secondary level, a testament to the preparation they received from their time at Mystic Valley.

Mystic Valley students in Grades K-12 report to school in dress code and are in attendance for 200 days of instruction. The normal school day is 60 minutes longer than most traditional public schools. Together, these factors have enabled MVRCS to deliver on its promise of providing all of its students with the opportunity to obtain a world-class education.

Job Summary

The Instructional Assistant is required to complete instructional tasks under the general supervision of a teacher and non-instructional tasks under the general supervision of the Director/Superintendent and/or Designee.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Attend in Professional Development training provided by the school

  • Support daily classroom design established by the teacher

  • Group Work (while the teacher is presenting)

  • Reinforce learning posture (students are on task, attending, tracking, on the right page, etc.

  • Monitor students and make note for those not proficient or at mastery for teacher

  • Provide assistance to those students that are not at mastery

  • Independent Work

  • Monitor student work to ensure they understand and are following directions

  • Assist students by helping them locate answers and work out problems

  • Check, record, and/or grade.

  • Work Check

  • Assist students with correcting their work

  • Note students who have not completed work

  • Check, record, and/or grade

  • Assist with monitoring paired reading activities

  • Assist with administering checkouts or retests per teacher

  • Teach reading, language, math, reasoning and writing, and/or spelling groups as assigned

  • Support teacher through daily activity schedule

  • Listen to directions given by teacher and quietly redirect students who need support

  • Pass out tickets or follow system by teacher to help students follow directions

  • Participate in the assigned morning, lunch/recess and afternoon bus duties

  • Attend “Back to School Night” and open houses

  • Attend other mandatory after-school events

  • Perform all duties designated by schedule assigned by the lead or classroom teacher

  • Perform additional duties stated by other members of the Leadership Team

  • Support the Assertive Discipline behavior management system

  • Support and adhere to School Policies and rules

  • Complete (if designated) peer practice sessions for half an hour each week

  • Complete (if teaching a group) four progress reports and four report cards for all students in the academic group(s) for each school year

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