Assist classroom teacher in planning and implementation of meaningful program for preschool children, which supports the philosophy of education the whole child in partnership with the parent or legal guardian. (10-month position)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in planning activities under the supervision of the early childhood teacher.
Assist in supervising and monitoring classroom activities.
Observe, record, and report individual children’s behaviors as assigned.
Help maintain a model childcare environment.
Participate in staff development training program.
Interact with parents and encourage their participation.
Conduct home visits with Even Start team members.
Plan regularly with other members of the Even Start team to achieve integration of program components.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree or 60 semester hours of college credit or successful completion of ParaPro Assessment test required. Prior work experience of three to six months with young people in a school or childcare setting.
Incumbent will have organizational skills to be able to compile and maintain Title I documentation and have basic computer skills. Must have access to dependable transportation. Must be able to work without constant direct supervision.
Experience working with young children or experience as a student in the Even Start Program.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other IPS employees.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts using basic math skills as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
While performing the duties of a classroom assistant, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, and use hands to finger, handle, or reach. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee occasionally may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions while assisting with outside classroom experiences. The work environment is primarily in a preschool classroom.