Dedicated Early Childhood Aide

Briya is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our organization and the communities we serve. We seek to bring diverse candidates to our school because we value a diversity of experiences and ideas in our workplace.

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Position Summary

Dedicated Aide for students with special needs in an inclusion classroom.

During the instructional day, the Dedicated Early Childhood Aide works with a 3-person instructional team consisting of two general education teachers and a special education teacher.  The Dedicated Aide provides individual instructional support for a child with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) using intensive, evidence-based strategies under the direct supervision of the school’s special education coordinator.

The Dedicated Aide  is part of the early childhood education team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program serving parents and their young children. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming.

Briya’s early childhood program serves children from six weeks through pre-kindergarten. In Briya’s dual-language Pre-K classes, three to five year-olds learn through a project-based curriculum.  Briya teachers draw inspiration from the pedagogical principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, as well as research about best practices for young dual language learners.  Teachers engage in authentic assessment on a daily basis and work collaboratively in bilingual inclusion classrooms.  While children attend the early childhood program, their parents attend classes comprised of three highly integrated areas of study: English, parenting, and digital literacy. Briya also offers workforce development programs for advanced students who wish to pursue career-ready certifications.

Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening student families with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Dedicated Aide position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:

Supports the creation of environments and instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners.

  • Uses information and data from a variety of sources to understand children’s instructional needs and progress against IEP goals.
  • Provides individualized developmental, behavioral and academic supports to improve children’s skill development in support of children’s IEP goals.
  • Consistently implements developmental, behavioral and academic strategies outlined in children’s IEPs through individual, small group, and whole group instructional opportunities.
  • Interprets written teaching strategies, collects and documents data, and summarizes the results.

Supports the establishment of rich and engaging physical learning environments

  • Ensures a safe, clean, attractive and engaging project-based classroom that encourages both exploration and complex play for children with special needs.
  • Fosters tolerance and a sense of community in classrooms, modeling and explicitly teaching acceptance and appreciation of others.
  • Works with the teaching team to ensure the classroom contains sufficient supplies and materials for individualized instructional supports.
  • Assist children with personal hygiene, meals and other daily activities.

Collaborates with families and communities to support children’s social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Actively seeks to make connections with the families of children.
  • Develops an effective rapport with children and families.
  • Communicates the individual children’s goals and progress to families and ways in which the family can support their child at home.
  • Listens to families’ feedback and suggestions regarding their children’s strengths, opportunities, challenges and successes.

Upholds professional responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the teaching team to evaluate instructional effectiveness and to modify instructional approaches based on feedback,
  • Actively participates in professional development opportunities provided and seeks out additional professional development.
  • Fulfills the standards of professionalism including appropriate dress, attendance and timeliness

Education and/or Expertise

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Hold a minimum of a CDA credential and at least one year experience working with children with special needs


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