JOB TITLE: Pre-K Teaching Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Owasso Elementary Schools
REPORTS TO: Principal
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
SALARY SCHEDULE: Teacher Assistant / Paraprofessional
APPROVED BY: Dr. Margaret Coates
APPROVED DATE: 5/18/19
SUMMARY: Provides additional support to Pre-K teachers on a daily basis through a variety of tasks in order to maintain a structured and successful learning environment for the students.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: these statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Aid teacher in preparation of daily student skill building activities.
Instruct students as needed to ensure proper skills enhancement.
Assist teacher with large and small group activities.
Assist teacher in maintaining classroom discipline and order.
Organize the students work stations before each daily instructional session.
Review student work assignments ensuring accuracy and completeness.
Collaborate with teachers to ensure planned curriculum is executed.
Instruct the daily classroom activities in the teacher's absence.
Prepare and organize daily work papers.
Ensure students and parents receive weekly informational bulletin and homework.
Assist teacher with student restroom breaks.
Assist teacher by ensuring safety of the students throughout the transportation process.
Develops cooperative and functional relationships with district staff and the public; maintains consistent and punctual attendance; insures job responsibilities are met competently and within established deadlines.
Assists with special projects.
All other duties as assigned by the administrator.
QUALIFICATION: 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:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Associate Degree or higher OR 48 hours of college credit OR passed the ParaPRo (paraprofessional test) OR passed the OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test) OR passed the WorkKey
Generally will have at least one year's experience in a closely related field.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to follow all district policies and procedures. Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done. Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators. Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player. Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees. Ability to listen effectively.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret general written instructions in English language. Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor, school personnel, and co-workers.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic math functions such as addition and subtraction.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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 frequently required to stand and walk for long periods of time.
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.
Typical classroom environments. The noise level in the work environment could be moderately loud in intervals throughout day. Must have own transportation to sites.