Choice Schools
  • Bradford Academy
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Bradford Academy is looking for innovative, creative, and passionate paraprofessionals!

Bradford Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Discovery of oneself through cultural experiences
  • Development of individual purpose that nurtures success
  • Leadership in personal responsibility, service and dignity
  • Achievement based on ethics and integrity

One on One Paraprofessional Substitute

Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, up to 12 weeks

This opportunity is available beginning late August

Bradford Academy

24218 Garner Street
Southfield, MI 48033




  • Helps the classroom teacher organize and distribute lesson materials.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in supporting instruction and engaging students in learning.
  • Uses resources effectively to support learning activities in the classroom, the Academy, and the community under the direction of the classroom teacher.
  • Demonstrates exceptional classroom techniques, which include the art of questioning, clarity of assignments, communicating an atmosphere of mutual respect, independent thought and expression, and student and classroom teacher experiences in large and small groups.
  • Assists the classroom teacher with assessing learner needs, progress and achievement.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in maintaining individual student records, when asked.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in keeping the classroom neat, clean, and orderly to provide work and study areas conducive to learning.
  • Completes daily documentation of students with IEPs in the classroom.
  • Supports students with IEP accommodations.
  • Works with the Special Education team to support students.
  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the classroom teacher or Principal.


  • Works cooperatively with guardians and generates guardians' confidence.
  • Guides children in working and playing harmoniously and safely with other children.
  • Demonstrates genuine concern for students in a climate characterized by high personal and student expectations.
  • Promotes responsible citizenship through actions as a role model.
  • Provides a classroom atmosphere based on the principles of firm, fair, and consistent practices, respect for individual children, and development of responsible citizenship.
  • Implements proactive behavior and learning strategies under the direction of the classroom teacher.


  • Shares responsibility for marketing the Academy in the community by participating in school-wide and community events.


  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings and sharing of relevant information.
  • Shares responsibility for professional, cooperative staff relations and for out-of-class activities important to the operation of the Academy.
  • Conducts himself or herself according to professional, ethical principles.
  • Displays personal qualities, which reflect favorably upon the individual, the group, and the Academy.
  • Attends professional development for positive behavior supports.


  • Assumes responsibility for the orderliness and safety of the learning environment and the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in keeping the classroom neat, clean, and orderly to provide work and study areas conducive to learning.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in preparing classroom or laboratory for instruction.
  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (equal to 60 semester hours); or obtain an associates' degree (or higher); or meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment:
    • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in, instructing reading, writing and mathematics; or
    • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in, instructing reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate with students, staff, and guardians in a professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written expression using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Requirements:

  • Valid Michigan teaching certification.
  • Experience working with At-Risk students.
  • Experience in educational setting with school-age children.

Assist the classroom teacher in supporting instruction to an individual or small group, carry out appropriate classroom activities, and maintain disruption-free, learner-centered supportive environment.

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Please contact Erin Sangalli, Director of HR, directly with questions at

Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists, student advocates and many other professions, but first and foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and regionally recognized full-service education service provider, student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a student-focused approach to customized school operations support, including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness, allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most trusted education service provider with the highest-performing schools.

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