Support educator to students (para-educator)
Report to: Executive Director and Associate Director
Consults with: Lead Behavior Specialist and Learning Specialist, as well as other specialist (OT, SLP, etc).
Status: Part-time 6 - 30 hours per week
Hours: Generally 9:00 am-3:00pm, depending on classroom
Pay Range: $20-25 per hour DOE.
Highly experienced individuals and those with specialized skills, particularly those with various communication modalities such as RPM and/or other specialized trainings, may exceed the range noted.
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
Duties and Responsibilities
This position is largely sedentary in nature. However, one must possess the ability to speak, hear, write, use a computer and related software programs, and lift up to 20 lbs. Ongoing local and/or national travel periodically required.
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.
$20 - $25 per hour