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Educational Assistant

Check this page regularly for opportunities to help us make an impact in the lives of our students, our community, and the world around us.  See below for job description and application.

All applicants will fill out a

1. General Application for Employment and

2. Halau Ku Mana Application 

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Educational Assistant (EA)


The EA provides assistance to professional educators, counselors, and others by performing a variety of instruction-related and/or counseling or guidance support tasks; and performs other related duties as assigned. Support activities should take into strong consideration student differences and needs and employ a variety of methods that are consistent with Hālau Kū Māna’s Vision and Mission and further advances Indigenous Education.  All EAs are also expected to actively collaborate on various school-wide committees and initiatives.


Essential Position Responsibilities (EPRs)

Classroom Support 

  • Perform a variety of academic and non-academic instructional and/or counseling or guidance support tasks in accordance with established guidelines and available resources

  • Assists designated students in, completing specified math, reading, and other academic work by explaining instructions, monitoring students' work procedures, pointing out and correcting errors, and bringing persistent problems to the teacher's attention.

  • Conducts oral or written remedial drills

  • Administers teacher prepared and/or textbook essay exams

  • Organizes and oversees students on excursions

  • Observes and reports on students' overall well-being

  • Performs a variety of related clerical work.

  • Promote a positive learning environment 

  • Utilize methods that are consistent with the School’s Vision and Mission


  • Maintain open communication with the entire learning ʻohana (students, teachers, administrators, parents, families) 

  • Clearly articulate student expectations

  • Create and maintain good rapport with students, ohana and colleagues


  • Fulfill administrative requirements as required by school administrators and school policy, including maintaining and submitting required student records, completing and submitting administrative forms, attending and participating in staff/faculty meetings.

  • On occasion and when necessary, provide supervisory duties for non-instruction related activities.

Position Specifics and Requirements


  • This position reports directly to the Poʻo Kula. 

Position Requirements 

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent

  • 48 semester credits, baccalaureate level courses from an accredited institution of higher education, OR

  • An Associate in Arts (AA) or Science (AS) degree or higher from and accredited institution, OR

  • Successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment provided by the Education Testing Service (ETS).

  • Ability to obtain a Hawaiʻi School Bus Driver Certification* [Preferred]

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and application of standard English language communication skills in order to speak, read and write effectively; and basic arithmetic.

  • Basic awareness of educational program goals, functions and activities.

  • Knowledge of instruction, testing and learning related methods and techniques; social behavioral and developmental problems of students.

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Learn and perform a variety of classroom management, activities, and related clerical tasks

  • Learn and perform specific instruction-related tasks and testing routines

  • Learn to use a variety of instructional materials and equipment

  • Develop a familiarity with common academic, social behavioral, and developmental problems of students and the materials, methods, and techniques used to observe, record, and cope with these problems.

  • Speak and work effectively with students and others

  • Thorough knowledge of the subject area and the ability to develop appropriate curriculum

  • Ability to manage classroom environments (small and large groups)

  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, counselor and school administrators

Pay Range

  • Educational Assistant salary and benefits are determined by the most recent collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Education and the Hawaiʻi Government Employee Association (HGEA).



* HKM utilizes 14-passenger school buses to transport students to/from campus to various learning sites.  These learning sites are critical components in implementing the school’s Aloha ʻĀina Education (AAE) program. All teachers assigned to a project will need to seek Hawaiʻi School Bus Driver Certification.

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