JobID 1912 : .5 FTE Preschool Classroom Teacher (#2014567)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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SUMMARY:  Designs and implements activities to instruct children for growth in social, physical, language, and cognitive domains needed for primary school.

  • Assists in implementing the early childhood screening days, including material acquisition and follow-up documentation
  • Plans individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, pre-academic and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, using play equipment, and recognizing and identifying colors, shapes, numbers and lettters
  • Assess all students through a computer-based data analysis system and monitor growth in the areas of pre-academics, fine motor, and social/emotional
  • Data collection aligned to State Early Learning Standards and current curriculum
  • Develops and uses instructional materials suitable for verbal or visual instruction of early learners with wide range of mental, physical, and emotional maturates
  • Develops in each pupil an awareness of his worth as an individual and his role in his family, community, and school
  • Encourages to express themselves creatively in art, music, and dramatic play
  • Provides appropriate climate to establish and reinforce acceptable student behavior, attitudes, and social skills and manages inappropriate student behaviors
  • Cooperates with and seeks assistance from other professional staff members
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of students’ work
  • Provides individual and small group instruction designed to meet individual needs of pupils in communications skills, health habits, physical/motor skills, and development of self-concepts, pre-academics, social skills
  • Plans and coordinates the work of paraprofessionals, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips
  • Communicates regularly with parents by means of a newsletter, notes, phone calls, emails, and individual parent conferences
  • Interprets school program to parents in order to strenghten parental understanding of curriculum and/or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Enriches educational program through study trips to community resources such as museums, parks, and through classroom visits by resource person from the school and community.
  • Selects and prepares requistions for instructional aids, supplies, ad requests snacks when needed
  • Promotes parent participation and involvement in education activitites provided for their children
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises classroom, paraprofessionals, students and volunteers.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  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:  Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Education.  Five years of classroom experience preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commisions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Illinois Type 04 Early Childhood teaching certificate with Early Childhood Special Education approval.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.  Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must occasionally/frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  The employee must be able to push items of 50 pounds such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.   The position requires the employee to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud at a standard acceptable level for this environment.  Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.  The employee is directly responsible for the students safety, well-being and work output.

FLSA STATUS: Salary/Exempt

EMPLOYMENT TERMS: .5 FTE - Class will be held in the AM portion of the day, which is approximately 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Posted By

Flossmoor School District 161

41 E Elmwood Dr, Chicago Heights, IL 60411-1104
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$15,240 (USD)

State Average: $13,341 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246