Preschool Instructional Assistant

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JOB TITLE: Preschool Instructional Assistant
(1 position available)

JOB SITES: Latham Preschool

WORK DAYS: 10-month employee
6hrs./day; 30hrs./week
Monday- Friday
8:00am – 3:00pm

RATE OF PAY: $20.54/hour - $27.53/hour (New employees to the District, no higher than Step 6 $26.22)

DEADLINE FOR FILING: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:00pm

Position Description
Under the supervision of the certificated teacher, the Preschool Instructional Assistant supports the implementation of a comprehensive, high-quality early education program by helping to facilitate activities, supervise child and organize and maintain the classroom.

•Associate Teacher Child Development Permit or higher (or ability to obtain onew/in one year of employment)
•High School Diploma or the equivalent
•Maintain valid Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certification
•Possession of a valid California’s Driver’s License
•Willing to complete appropriate training

•Ability to make decisions regarding the health and safety of children
•Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with students, staff andcommunity
•Maintains confidentiality of records and discussions
•Knowledge of the correct English usage, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
•Ability to speak clearly and effectively
•Follow oral and written directions
•Work independently
•Basic technology/computer skills (attendance/data entry, word processing,access educational software for students, etc.)

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
•Demonstrate a knowledge of child development and best practices in earlychildhood education
•Supervise children at all times, inside and outside the classroom (and on fieldtrips), interacting in a caring and respectful manner
•Assist teacher by providing input to create and organize curriculum and establisha classroom environment that supports each child’s development of schoolreadiness skills and social-emotional development
•Facilitate and participate in engaging activities that meet the developmental andeducational needs of children throughout the day
•Support positive classroom climate, student conflict resolution and behaviormanagement through the implementation of the established social-emotionalcurriculum and program policies
•Gather data and observations for assessments and complete appropriatedocumentation
•Maintain respectful and cooperative relationships with students, parents and staffmembers
•Administer minor first aid to ill or injured children and support toileting (which mayinclude changing soiled diapers or clothing)
•Communicate appropriately to share relevant information with teachers, otherstaff members and Preschool Director
•Participate in meetings, coaching and ongoing professional development andmaintain necessary permits (21 hours of professional development annuallythrough approved college coursework or workshops)
•Maintain regular and punctual attendance to fully meet work responsibilities
•Perform basic clerical tasks and preparation of materials as directed, includingdaily attendance records, filing, and family-style food/meal preparation
•Perform other duties related to the job or Preschool Program, as assigned
•Maintain a working knowledge of and adhere to Preschool Program andCommunity Care Licensing policies and requirements
•Assist in accomplishing Preschool Program and District goals
•Assist teacher with parent-teacher conferences and home visits

ADA Profile
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time; ability to sit, bend, kneel, perform grasping and handling motions and torso rotations on a continuous basis, lift, carry or move up to 25 lbs., ability to reach in all directions; adequate sight or corrected vision to read printed directions or instructions; hear and speak to communicate with co-workers, students and the public; dexterity of the hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

Supervised by: Site or Department Administrator
Evaluated by: Site or Department Administrator

Posted By

Mountain View Whisman School District

1850 Latham Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,136

% ELL Students


State Average: 21%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.63

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 496