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  • Dove Academy of Detroit
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

At Dove Academy, we pride ourselves on our successes, and celebrate both individual and school achievements.

A world where everyone soars!


Dove Academy, founded in 1997, is a tuition-free public charter school located in Detroit, Michigan. The Academy is authorized by Oakland University, and currently serves over 400 K-8 children and their families. Its mission is to "provide a high-quality education so all students become successful members of an ever-changing global society." To achieve this goal, the school's curriculum places a strong emphasis on math and language skills. All other subjects such as science, social studies, art, and physical education are supported by a solid foundation of literacy and mathematics.

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Instructional Aide (full time)

Dove Academy of Detroit

20001 Wexford St.
Detroit, Michigan 48234
Phone: (313) 366-9110




  • Assists the classroom Teacher in preparing classroom or laboratory for instruction.
  • Helps the classroom Teacher prepare and distribute lesson materials.
  • Instructs students under supervision of the classroom Teacher.
  • 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.
  • Uses resources effectively to support learning activities in the classroom, the Academy and the community.
  • 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.


  • Works cooperatively with parents' and generates guardians' confidence in the classroom Teacher.
  • Guides children in working and playing harmoniously 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.


  • Shares responsibility for marketing the Academy in the community.


  • Participates in the development of policies and regulations that affect instruction and conditions of success.
  • Shares responsibility for professional, cooperative staff relations and 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.
  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.


  • Assumes responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.


  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.

JOB GOAL: Assist the classroom teacher in providing support to individual or small groups, carry out appropriate classroom activities, and maintain a disruption free environment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (equal to 60 semester hours); or obtain an associate's 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.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and 401(K)!
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid time off
  • Education Tuition Reimbursement available.
  • Employee Assistance Program available.


To provide students with a first class learning experience, contributing to their development as responsible citizens and leaders in their communities.


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Please contact Nadia Samaha, HR Generalist, 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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