1:1 Educational Assistant


Position: 1:1 Educational Assistant

Reports to: SpEd Chair

Location: STRIVE Prep - SMART High School 

Salary: $30,721.60

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. 


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


  • Support the student 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 the student.
  • Ensure the student is given time to be independent. This includes:
    • Giving the student opportunities to attempt and/or complete a task on their own.
    • Giving the student 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.
    • Provide appropriate balance between processing time and urgency by holding the student accountable
  • Actively listen to all directions given in the classroom and be ready to repeat these instructions to the student.
  • Be familiar with 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) 
  • Communicate regularly with teachers about the student 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.
  • Communicate regularly and often with the student's family (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
  • Chaperone community service learning projects, college campus visits and local trips with the student.
  • 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 meetings, grade level meetings, and coaching meetings.
  • Participate in STRIVE Prep's Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.


  • 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 


  • Competitive Compensation and benefits including paying 100% of individual benefits. 
  • On average, our network provides a 4% annual salary increase which is one of the highest in the Denver education market. 
  • STRIVE Prep 5 Year Club: After 5 years of continual employment, all employees are eligible for your choice of a 3 weeks paid Sabbatical or a pay out. 
  • Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
  • Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. 
  • Equipment provided: laptop
  • Weekly coaching sessions 


STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

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Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 37,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Denver, CO 80201, US
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