Kindergarten Aide

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Kindergarten Aide 
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as accompanying students to cafeteria for lunches, preparation for recess and other functions to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development. 

Essential Job Functions - Assists and guides students to assist in learning skills such as phonics, introductory computer instruction, and other skills. - Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs. - Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises - Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs. - Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance. - Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task. - Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas. - Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision. - Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed. - Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education. - Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc. - Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed. - Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities. - Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs. 

 

Qualifications - Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: - High School diploma or equivalent. - Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act. - Prior experience working with special needs children desirable. 

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Medford Public Schools

489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,310

State Average: $17,439

% ELL Students

8%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

11.25

State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students

18%

State Average: 17%

FTE

646

State Average: 296